Today community leaders joined the Fairview community to formally reopen 2nd St Park with a fresh new look and a new name! The new Fairview Park features a new basketball with lights, a new picnic shelter, a bathroom, a water fountain, swings, and a totally unique play feature. The park project came as part of an effort to establish a grassroots community redevelopment plan led by the Rutherfordton Redevelopment Commission which has been convening community members to establish a vision to restore families and community to the Fairview and New Hope neighobors of Rutherfordton. Fairview Park is the first milestone project of many working projects in the works for infrastructure, home repairs, and new affordable housing.
Fairview Park would not have been possible without support from the Forney and Hamilton Families, the Fairview Community, and the Town Council working together. Financial Support came via a grant from the RHI Legacy Foundation and tons of work completed by the Rutherfordton Public Works Department. A wonderful piece of art is on display showing the park’s heritage by the father and daughter combination Mikal & Mikalah Mahammad who grew up in the Fairview Community. Pastor Jeff Conley of Mountain View Baptist Church offered a blessing over the park as a beacon of hope in the community and a place to unify us all together for a brighter future.