New Park


Gateway Park, located across from Columbia County Exhibition Center, recently opened in Grovetown, providing new opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The park’s signature feature is a large splash pad that includes dozens of water elements including one called “The Massive Splash.”

The recreational facility also includes a playground, a large covered pavilion and a 150,000-square-foot meadow surrounded by a concrete walking path.

About a dozen events already have been booked at the park, says John Luton, director of Community & Leisure Services, and the county hopes to add additional pavilions in the future.