What is Knowledge Park?

Knowledge Park is the dynamic center of Rock Hill’s new economy. Technologically advanced, yet rooted in the city’s rich history, Knowledge Park is supported by a diverse community of learners and offers an appealing urban lifestyle built upon a model of economic and environmental sustainability.

Where is Knowledge Park?

Knowledge Park stretches from the Old Town East residential development at Elizabeth Lane to Winthrop University at Cherry Road –  including the historic downtown, several revitalizing residential neighborhoods, the redeveloping textile corridor, and the university campus.

Why Knowledge Park?

The new economy is built upon creativity, innovation, and opportunity. The cultural fabric of the connected village is the future of this place and our world.

KP located in Rock Hill, SC


Partners in the Knowledge Park Innovation Initiative include:

Economic Development


From the Inside

  • Katie Stacks

    Marketing, Family Trust Federal Credit Union

    "As a Rock Hill native who graduated from Winthrop, made my career at the credit union that was born from the Bleachery, (even has family members who worked there), to me Knowledge park is the most exciting thing to happen to Rock Hill. I can’t wait for Family Trust’s headquarters to open right across the street from where it all began. What a view it will be watching Knowledge Park develop and change this city over the next few years."
  • Brendan Kuhlkin

    Owner, Millstone Pizza and McHale's Irish Pub

    "There's energy here. I wouldn't be so invested in the place if I didn't feel it and see it every day."
  • Anne Berger

    Knowledge Park's Speaker's Conference Review

    ""It was really interesting, I loved the part of the presentation about the explanation of the city of Rock Hill. I cannot wait to come back in five years and see how it has expanded.""

    - Anne Berger, Winthrop International Student

  • Micah Troublefield

    Director of Multimedia, RevenFlo

    "I live and work in the Knowledge Park area, so I get to see first-hand every day how much downtown Rock Hill is thriving and growing. There is a great local art and music scene, businesses that are doing innovative and important things, and some great places to grab a beer or a coffee. I'm excited to watch the area continue to flourish, to eat the food at future restaurants, and to see what or who is attracted here next."
  • Justin Smith

    Principal, Vinyet Architecture

    "The development of Knowledge Park serves a much greater purpose than just a literal connection to downtown; it is bridging a generational gap by introducing new approaches to design and use of space on a historic site. The appeal of the visionaries' plan is something Rock Hill has been longing for and as a local, growing architecture firm we are excited about its opportunities."
  • Chiquita Walker

    E-Commerce Manager, Springs Creative

    "Knowledge park provides a little bit of everything. Great spot for lunch and happy hour gatherings after a long day’s work…and so conveniently located!"