GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Goose Creek’s Central Creek Park will open to the public on Friday afternoon.

City leaders say the new park includes Berkeley County’s first all-inclusive park, pickleball courts, basketball courts, and a sand volleyball court. There will also be space for food trucks and a stage. A splash pad is expected to open in the spring.

“This park means everything not just for the city but for the Lowcountry as a whole,” said Nicole Herrera-Murray, the Assistant Recreation Director for the City of Goose Creek. “A lot of the times in traditional recreation opportunities, our friends with special needs have been kind of pushed to the side. So this, with our therapeutic recreation, has allowed them to be first and allows them to be a priority.”

“We are very excited about this game-changing facility,” said Frank Johnson, Public Information Officer for the City of Goose Creek.

Goose Creek residents are invited out to see the new park between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16 – festivities for that opening celebration will include train rides, marshmallow roasting, and face painting.

Santa Claus will also be on hand for photos along with a juggling elf and food trucks. And you will be able to sip on some hot cocoa at the event.

A showing of The Polar Express will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Additional festivities will take place at the park on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The park is located at 147 Old Moncks Corner Road in Goose Creek.