LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — West Lampeter Township held a dedication ceremony for their new Village Park on Healthy Kids Day in the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA parking lot near the Veterans Memorial.
The park includes many sports fields, walking trails and a state-of-the-art playground.
The township celebrated its opening day with giveaways, games, food trucks and a DJ.
Community members were excited to start using the new facilities.
" I mean there's a lot of people that now can use this space and I think it's gonna provide a great facility for the kids to learn and practice on," said Austin Steffy, coach at Lampeter-Strasburg Youth.
Student-athletes echoed this thought.
"I haven't been rolling my ankles as much because there so flat because I remember there used to be all these ditches," Norah Steffy Lampeter-Strasburg Youth U12 player.
The We're Taking the Field fundraising campaign stands at 83% of its $2.5 million goal. According to event organizers, businesses, organizations, individuals, and grants have funded improvements in partnership with West Lampeter Township.
The Lampeter-Strasburg Youth Soccer Association also started its season on the new fields.