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The project logo Big Idea #4 Create a Healthy Balance of Recreation Programs

The project logo Big Idea #4 Create a Healthy Balance of Recreation Programs

Only 23% of county residents have participated in the over 12,000 recreation programs the County has to offer. These include classes, camps, sports teams, and other activities the County offers. Other residents are either unaware of programs, do not have time, or do not feel that they are interesting. As the County grows, Mecklenburg Park and Rec will provide a diverse mix of offerings for all ages and abilities. 

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Popular New Activities  

Outdoor Activities

Getting into nature has many benefits, from fitness to stress relief. Hiking, mountain biking, and camping are increasingly popular. Mecklenburg County has many natural areas, which can be thoughtfully planned to balance protect natural systems and allow people to venture outside. 

Festivals and Events

Parks bring people together! Mecklenburg residents would like to see more carnivals, farmers markets, and outdoor movies. These events are often designed for all ages and great for families.

Group Fitness

Yoga is the fastest growing program in the country, but fitness courses like kick-boxing, weightlifting and dancing are not far behind. Many of these activities ctan happen indoors, outdoors or online, giving residents options that fit into busy lifestyles, and making the programs adaptable to Coronavirus safety measures.

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