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Cherry Park Rock Hill SC
Travel Review Fall 2019


By Jay Whipple

Trend Magazine Online™

Neat and Clean!

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Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! I actually made plans to visit this neat-looking park circa 2008 while living nearby and got as far as the entrance before my truck broke down and had to be towed back home. Fast forward over a decade later and I decided to fulfill my quest to further investigate this place by driving over 50 miles one way from my current location.



Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! I arrived at approximately 12:40 P.M. (EST) during the tail end of lunch. I liked the nice turning lane the city provided into the park from Cherry Road - one of the main east/west drags/roads through Rock Hill, SC, coming from the east off Interstate 77. Cherry Park is nestled in a wooded area surrounded by commercial and residential properties as well as a school. My first impression upon entering the park confirmed what I expected from the outside in that it was nice and clean.



Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! My first experience with people was a couple meditating (P) and doing what appeared to be some sort of Yoga exercises on the grassy area near the entrance to the park. I then heard the sounds of kids playing on the other side of a wooded area that leads to the parking lots via signs that were very easy to follow. Just before the parking area is a large bronze statue of a baseball player (P) in a roundabout who, I guess, is a symbol of sports and no particular person. I came to this conclusion because neither the inscription on the base of the statue and the ground plaque (P) mentions his name but rather the park's name, the City of Rock Hill, SC, the year dedicated (1985), and the politicians in office at that time.



Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic!
There was plenty of available parking (P) with handicapped spots and multiple trash receptacles (P) available for those that seem to be prone to toss their trash out the window of their automobiles rather than walk to the nearest depository. The temperature was a perfect 80 degrees - per my vehicle's gauge - which is not bad for early June.


Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! I was not sure where the walking trail began so I followed my instinct and headed back toward the entrance where I spotted a couple walking on my way into the park. This is one area that could use some improvement for those of us that are first-timers. Other parks will typically provide a geographical map near the entrance to the trails that points you in the right direction as well as lists the distance for those of us experienced walkers/bikers that have a set exercise quota or regimen.


Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! I liked the fact that their trail was covered with asphalt as opposed to sand, gravel, or clay which can sometimes be more difficult to negotiate and less clean for walkers. I began walking at approximately 1 P.M. and followed my instinct due to the lack of a geographical map. I had to double-back to the entrance to the park because the trail that I followed led me to one of the surrounding neighborhoods. I did, however, enjoy the plethora of magnolia trees (P) along that trail adjacent to Cherry Road. I even encountered a very strange insect (P) that I had never seen before that day.

Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! I did eventually find signs on the correct trail that posted the distance but without any reference to a starting point (P). I was relieved to find signs that reminded pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash. I really hate it when a selfish owner thinks that their dog is so well trained that they will not bite anyone unless given the order. My response to those arrogant and perhaps naive owners is "oh, did you have their teeth removed?" Smile! That was not the case in this park because I observed pet owners obeying the posted signs (P). Another amenity that I liked is that the city installed lights along the trail for nighttime walkers/bikers who prefer avoiding the summer heat (P). In addition, the trail is wooded (P) throughout (with some trees labeled [P]) which helps keep the temperature down for those of us that prefer daytime walking/biking. They even had certain parts of the trail that were for bikers only which is a nice option to avoid potential accidents for those that have a need for speed (P). In addition, the trail comes complete with rest benches along the route (P) -- for those that may bite off more than they can chew in terms of physical activity -- and several baseball fields (P).

Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! The back entrance of the trail spills out into a middle school (P) which can be a blessing or curse depending on the purpose that it is used for and the state of mind of the student. They also have water fountains along the trail for the hydration of humans and their pets (P). I completed my walk at 12:55 PM --approximately 1 hour later -- which for me typically covers 3 miles except in this case less because of my many stops for picture taking. I did finally locate the source of those children playing towards the end of my route near the park's entrance and to the left (P).

Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic! Chery Park Rock Hill SC Review Pic!Cherry Park is located at 1466 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill, SC, 29732, and includes green space, a 1.5-mile trail, picnic areas and fields, as well as 5 baseball diamonds, on 68 acres of land. Tell them that Trend Magazine Onlinetm sent you!





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