GASTONIA, N.C. -- The people of Gastonia now have a new place to go for some family fun.
The brand new Gastonia Optimist Club Park opened on Saturday. City leaders say the development will be good for the area's future.
"I think this helps to revitalize west Gastonia and I think this is going to be an important part for everybody in this community and especially the children."
The park is the city's first public-private partnership. It features a playground, picnic areas and a butterfly garden.