ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) – There was a miracle in Rock Hill on Wednesday just in time for Christmas – a groundbreaking for Miracle Park that is.

The official groundbreaking was held for the all-inclusive public facility which city leaders say will be the first of its kind in the nation.

“The legacy that comes from the effort that we see here today– the smiles on faces for families in Rock Hill and around this entire community– what a difference it makes,” said South Carolina Majority Leader Gary Simrill who represents York County.
Miracle park is a 15-acre, $8 million facility that has been more than two years in the making. Wednesday’s groundbreaking brought together the York County Disabilities Foundation, which is the nonprofit behind the park, Governor Henry McMaster, US representative Ralph Norman, SC Representative and Majority Leader Gary Simrill, Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys, leaders from Winthrop University and many others who have been working together to make the project happen.