Statesville, NC – Iredell County Parks, Recreation and Facility Services Department announced today that they will host a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the newly renovated Scotts Rosenwald Park. The event will take place on October 4th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, at 1374 Scotts Creek Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Festivities will include honorary guests, recreational activities such as soccer games, corn hole, horseshoes, and more. Representatives from various local agencies will be present with information and activities as well. Hot Dogs and chips will be served to the first 250 guests.
Additional details may be found at the Parks and Recreation website: http://www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/Recreation/
Scotts Rosenwald School was established in 1927. It operated as on all African American School until 1967, when it was closed. During the fall of 1967, Iredell County declared the Scotts Rosenwald School and grounds surplus in the Scotts Community. Two groups were interested in purchasing the facility to develop it for recreation purposes. The Scotts Community Development Group, a Negro group, and the Scotts Home-makers Club, a white group, both were unsuccessful in purchasing and developing the project within the framework of their prospective clubs. The leaders of both clubs decided to join forces in an effort to purchase the property and develop it into a recreation center………. (Scotts Community Rec. Center brochure; How it Began)
The Scotts Community Recreation Center was formed on May 8, 1968. It was formerly the Scotts Rosenwald School. In the fall of 2009 the Board of Directors of the Scotts Community Recreation Center donated the recreation center and five acres to Iredell County.
In 2012, Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department applied for and was awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $183,650.00 to make improvements to the property and refurbish the facilities. As of June 30, 2014, a number of improvements have been completed, including a new playground installation, refurbished basketball courts, horse shoe pits, a new walking trail, additional picnic tables, fencing, remodeled bathrooms and buildings and landscaping. The Scotts Community Recreation Center is re-named “The Scotts Rosenwald Park”.
For more information, contact Michelle Hepler, at email@example.com or at 704-878-3103.