Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken and the Department of Parks and Recreation held a Grand Opening of Generations Park today, Saturday, July 14th, located on Columbia Highway North. The grand opening began at 9:00 a.m. with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Hundreds of residents showed up for the occasion to show their support and have a great time. The event featured its annual Touch-A-Truck, live entertainment, and water slides for the kids, along with the recognition of Mr. Mack Henry Holland by naming the main road after him at the 118-acre park for his dedication to community service.
Citizens in attendance were able to see the completion of phase one of the park which features an amphitheater, playground, picnic shelter, walking trail, and green space for outdoor play. The Extreme Generation playground equipment is the first of its kind in South Carolina. It encourages creative play with rope-course-inspired elements, sky-scraper like towers that are nearly 30 feet tall, unique roof designs, colors, and many different climbers, slides, and decks.