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City wrapping up Rankin Lake Park renovation, looking toward greenway project
Rankin Lake Park has long played second or third fiddle to other, more popular recreational areas in Gastonia. But with a nearly year-long, $3.2 million renovation wrapping up, city leaders hope more residents will soon pay the park a visit and realize all it has to offer. "They’re really close to finishing," said Gastonia recreation director Chuck Dellinger, of the construction at Rankin Lake. "The completion date was set for early July, but it will probably be the first of August before it opens."

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