Catawba Park is a 62 Acre Facility that sits on the banks of the Catawba Rivers. The facility features 4.5 Baseball/Softball Fields with turfed infields, 3 Full-Size turfed Multipurpose Fields, Amphitheatre and an Open Play Meadow for Community Events and Passive Recreation, Access to the Catawba River along with trails, playgrounds, parking, restrooms and concessions to support the facility.
In 2016, CampCo Engineering was selected as the engineer and project manager for Catawba Park.
In April 2017, City Council approved Tega Cay Forever Committee, to serve as a fundraising arm for Catawba Park. In December 2017, Tega Cay Forever received approval from the Internal Revenue Services to operate as a 501(c)3.
In 2017, the City entered into long term lease agreements with Clear Springs and Duke Energy finalizing the 62 acres needed for the park.
In 2019, City Council voted to set aside impact fees to provide a revenue stream to fund Catawba Park. This funding is expect to provide approximately $4 million toward the $15 million total cost.
In 2020, City Council voted to utilize hospitality tax funds and retired bond debt along with impact fees to fund phases I and II of Catawba Park. The total cost of phases I and II is approximately $11 million dollars.
In May 2021, the City awarded the contract to build phases I and II of Catawba Park to Southern Builders of Rock Hill. Phases I and II consists of the baseball/softball complex, soccer complex, open play meadow, amphitheater and playground along with all associated parking, restrooms and trails for that area.
In June 2021, the City held a groundbreaking event at Catawba Park. Grading and clearing for phases I and II began shortly after the groundbreaking event.