Ruins Park is the re-purposed ruins of the historic Enterprise Manufacturing Company’s warehouse and the surrounding park-like area located adjacent to the Glen Rock Mill Inn in downtown Glen Rock, PA.
Over the years the historic warehouse deteriorated into a concrete shell. The space became a magnet for disreputable behavior and vandalism until 2013 when the ruins were transformed overnight with the help of volunteers and the inaugural Live Arts Festival. The Live Arts Festival harnessed the power of creativity, music and art to convert the space into a venue space that can now be used for a variety of community events. Thanks to the combined vision of Terry Steyer, owner of the Glen Rock Mill Inn and Byron Banghart, creative director and founder of the Live Arts Festival, Ruins Park is now a family-friendly event venue and a great asset to the community of Glen Rock, PA.
In 2015 Ruins Park hosted the first annual Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest in a public/private partnership between Ruins Park, Glen Rock Mill Inn, and the Glen Rock Borough, resulting in a wildly popular event that more than doubled the population of the Borough for the day! During the first Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest, Ruins Park alone hosted approximately 2,000 people for a fun, safe, and entertaining celebration of all things Glen Rock, solidifying the venue as the perfect place for a wide variety of outdoor events, such as concerts, open mics, farmer’s markets, and holiday parties for the whole community moving forward.
Ruins Park is located in Glen Rock, a historic mill town in Southern York County, PA listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The early industries of Glen Rock centered on woolen mills, iron foundries, machine shops, manufacturing companies and distilleries.
Ruins Park is a unique space with its own schedule of entertainment during the outdoor-friendly seasons, and additional availability to host a variety of events such as concerts, weddings, farmers markets and more. Visit Ruins Park on Facebook for updates, photos and more information.
Ruins Park is located 30 minutes south of York, Pa and 60 minutes driving time from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Bel Air, and Westminster, near the Glen Rock exit off of I-83.