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The Mecklenburg County input dashboard is the online home for outreach to shape the future of our community's park and recreation system. Here you can find current active planning and design projects for parks, greenway trails, nature preserves, and facilities.

Active Projects & Surveys

South Prong Clarke Creek Greenway

Welcome to the South Prong Clarke Creek Creek Greenway public input webpage.   

South Prong Clarke Creek Greenway will be approximately two miles in length extending from Huntersville-Concord...

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Irwin Creek Greenway West Planning Study

Mecklenburg County is working on a planning study for the future Irwin Creek Greenway corridor, which seeks to expand recreation access and enhance transportation options on the west side of I-77 between...

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Sheffield Park Improvements

Sheffield Park is an 8+ acre local park at 1331 Tarrington Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205 in East Charlotte. The park offers paved and unpaved walking trails, a playground, picnic shelters, basketball, tennis,...

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Amay James Urban Agriculture Park

The Amay James Urban Agriculture Park (AJUAP) Master Planning Study will evaluate the feasibility for an Urban Agricultural Park on the Amay James Park Property.  The Study seeks to enhance...

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Mallard Creek Recreation Center

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is beginning the design process to renovate and improve Mallard Creek Recreation Center, a 20,000 square foot recreation center built in 1997. The center is located...

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway (Replacement from E. Morehead St to East Blvd)

Atrium Health is rebuilding an improved Little Sugar Creek Greenway from E. Morehead St to East Boulevard for the public as part of their renovations. The greenway project is one mile in length....

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Mecklenburg County Parkland Reserves

Every year, Mecklenburg County actively acquires land for future park, greenway trail, and nature preserve development. A Parkland Reserve is land held in perpetuity (or on long term lease) as open...

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Park Road Park Pavilion

A proposed +/- 4,500 square foot indoor pavilion is being designed to replace the old restroom/concession building on the peninsula overlooking the lake at Park Road Park. This new facility was a 2008...

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Naomi Drenan Recreation Center and Grayson Skatepark

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is beginning the design process to renovate and improve Naomi Drenan Recreation Center as well as complete improvements to Grayson Park and the existing Grayson Skatepark. Naomi...

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Wintertfield Park Improved Connections

Park and Recreation is looking to improve connections to Winterfield Park from the surrounding community. In partnership with Safe Routes to School, the improved connection(s) to the park will also...

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Monroe Road Park

Monroe Road Park is located at 5715 Monroe Road in East Charlotte, NC.  We are partnering with Mecklenburg County LUESA – Solid Waste on a new Recycling Center that will be included in the park...

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Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park Improvements

The Colonel Francis J. Beatty Park Project will make improvements to the baseball complex of the existing park located at 4330 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC.  The park currently has soccer fields, playgrounds,...

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Sugar Creek Greenway: Yorkmont to McDowell Farms

This ~3 mile section of trail is the first funded phase of Sugar Creek Greenway and will connect Yorkmont Road to McDowell Farms Drive. This project will provide a public parking area on South Tryon Street...

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Archdale Park Improvements

Archdale Park, located at 5400 Cherrycrest Lane, is 16.6 acres and currently includes a basketball court, picnic shelter, playground, and multipurpose field. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will...

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Cherry Park Improvements

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is working to make improvements to Cherry Park, an existing 2 acre park located at 1509 Baxter Street in Charlotte. The park currently has a full-court basketball...

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Irwin Creek Greenway: Statesville Road to Allen Hills Park

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will be adding to its greenway system by completing a ~ 2-mile linear green space called Irwin Creek Greenway. This greenway is in the North Park Region and will...

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Park and Rec Draft ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

Welcome to the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s public engagement site for the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update.

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Eastland Park

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is designing a new ~4.5 acre urban park in East Charlotte, on the site of the Eastland Yards development and former Eastland Mall. 

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Doby Creek Greenway Planning Study

Welcome to the Doby Creek Greenway Planning Study's public input webpage!  Mecklenburg County is conducting planning studies for greenway trails along portions of the greenway system as reflected...

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Back Creek Greenway Planning Study

Welcome to the Back Creek Greenway Planning Study's public input webpage!  Mecklenburg County is conducting planning studies for greenway trails along portions of the greenway system as reflected...

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Back Creek Park Planning Study

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has completed a feasibility study for future program use at Back Creek Park. This park project is not currently funded. The intent of the study is to determine...

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Harrisburg Road Park

Harrisburg Road Park is located at 7701 Harrisburg Road in Charlotte, NC. The existing 3 acre park includes a full court basketball court and picnic shelter. The Mecklenburg County...

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Viewmont Park

Viewmont Park is located at 5400 Viewmont Dr. in Charlotte, NC. The existing ~11 acre park includes play equipment and walking trails. 

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Briar/Little Hope Creek Greenway

The Briar/Little Hope Creek greenway project will construct 1.5 miles of greenway trail in south Charlotte. The first segment of trail will be constructed from Keystone Court moving southeast...

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FY 24-28 Capital Improvement Plan

The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners approved the Fiscal Years 2024-2028 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) on June 6, 2023. Mecklenburg County's CIP is a five-year investment plan, which...

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McIntyre Creek Greenway: Beatties Ford to Clarencefield

Welcome to the McIntyre Creek Greenway Public Input webpage. This .6 mile section of greenway will be the first greenway constructed on McIntyre Creek. The greenway will be located entirely within Hornets...

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Harry L. Jones, Sr. Golf Course

Welcome to the Harry L. Jones, Sr. Golf Course public input webpage, formally the Renaissance Park Golf Course.  The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners approved a request to rename this course...

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McDowell Creek Greenway

Welcome to the McDowell Creek Greenway public input webpage.  McDowell Creek Greenway will extend from existing McDowell Creek Greenway (at Sam Furr Road) to existing Torrence Creek...

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Fred Alexander Park

Fred Alexander Park is located at 1832 Griers Grove Road in Charlotte, NC. The existing 6 acre park includes a full court basketball court, tennis court, picnic shelter, playground, picnic area, community...

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Devonshire Park

Devonshire Park is located at 6330 Barrington Dr in Charlotte, NC. The existing 1.7 acre park includes a playground and walking trails. 

The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners...

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Reedy Creek Greenway: Rocky River Rd. to Plaza Rd. Ext.

Welcome to the Reedy Creek Greenway public input webpage.  Reedy Creek Greenway is a new greenway trail approximately 3.25 miles in length that will connect the surrounding community to...

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Pressley Road Park

Pressley Road Park is located at 1500 Pressley Road in Charlotte, NC. The existing 6 acre park includes a playground and walking trails. 

The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners...

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Walker Branch & Hoover Creek Greenway

Welcome to the Walker Branch/Hoover Creek Greenway public input webpage.

Walker Branch & Hoover Creek Greenway will extend from Sledge Road to South Tryon Street (Hwy. 49) and existing Hoover Creek...

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Torrence Trib. II Greenway: Rosewood Meadow Ln to CATS Park & Ride

Welcome to the Torrence Tributary II Greenway Project public input webpage.

You can find project updates, timelines, meetings, survey questions, project contacts and other important information about...

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Historic Latta Reimagined

Latta Place occupies about 16 acres within Huntersville’s Latta Nature Preserve.  Before its closure in 2021, it was a circa-1800 living history museum and farm which gave visitors a glimpse...

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Stream Enhancement, Polk Historic Site to South Carolina State Line

Construction is complete on the last link of Little Sugar Creek Greenway heading south in Mecklenburg County. The greenway trail starts at the James K. Polk Historic Site and continues to the...

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Stewart Creek Greenway

Construction began January 2022. The Stewart Creek Tributary project through the Lakewood community is open! The section of Stewart Creek Greenway through Martin Luther King, Jr. Park is still under...

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LC Coleman Park

LC Coleman Park is located at 1501 McDonald Street in Charlotte, NC. The existing 11 acre park includes two full-court basketball courts, one softball field, one tennis court, a playground, picnic...

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Tryon Hills Park

Tryon Hills Park is located at 220 West 30th Street in Charlotte, NC. The existing 1.9 acre park includes a playground, picnic shelter with grill, half-court basketball court, and a walking trail. 

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Briar Creek Greenway: Central to Monroe

Briar Creek Greenway, from the existing greenway at Masonic Drive to Monroe Road, will provide 1.6 miles of new greenway.  Briar Creek flows from east Charlotte to Little Sugar Creek Greenway...

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Lyon Court Connector

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites residents to view and comment on the 8’ wide pedestrian bridge to be located between Veteran Lane and Lyon Court. The Lyon Court Connector will provide...

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New Regional Park (Eastfield Park)

With an abundance of canopy trees, ephemeral streams and rolling topography, Eastfield Park has unlimited potential to provide multiple experiences.  Eastfield Park is 114 acres and is located...

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Paw Creek Greenway: Little Rock to Beckinhall (Loy)

The ~1.5 mile Little Rock Road to Loy Court section of trail is the first funded phase of Paw Creek Greenway. This project will connect the entrance of Robert L. Smith Park (at Little Rock Road) to...

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General Inquiries and Ideas

Do you have an idea or a comment about something for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation? Share your ideas below! 

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Meck Playbook Executive Summary (Dec. 2021)

The Meck Playbook Executive Summary is now posted below!

In the Fall of 2018, the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, or Mecklenburg Park & Rec, embarked on an exciting effort to...

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Long Creek Greenway and Stream Improvement: Phases 1-3

Greenway Trail is currently being developed along Long Creek in three funded phases.​ The first ~1.5 mile phase of Long Creek Greenway is complete from I-77 to Treyburn Drive, which includes a connection...

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McAlpine Creek Greenway: NC-51 to Johnston Road

November 17, 2023 Update: Mecklenburg County is beginning construction on the 1.1 mile McAlpine Creek Greenway Trail segment between the existing trail and parking lot at Johnston Road and Pineville-Matthews...

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Albemarle Road Park

Albemarle Road Park is a neighborhood park in the South Park Region of Mecklenburg County.  The entrance to Albemarle Road Park is off of W.T. Harris Blvd just south of Albemarle Road.  Albemarle...

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Ezell Community Park

The Ezell Farms Park Project is for the design and development of a new 91-acre park located at the corner of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and Mintwood Drive in Mint Hill.  Phase One construction improvements...

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Druid Hills Neighborhood Park

The Druid Hills Neighborhood Park Project will add improvements to an existing 7-acre park located at 2801 Poinsett Street, Charlotte.  Improvements include a Restroom-Pavilion, public art, and a...

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Caldwell Station Tributary Greenway

A new greenway trail approximately 1 mile in length that connects existing Caldwell Station Greenway to the new Nothern Regional Recreation Center on Old Statesville Road.

 

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Meck Playbook

Mecklenburg County has experienced sustained (often booming!) growth since the mid 1800s. Amid this evolution, the County has consistently maintained a clear, supported vision for our parks and recreation...

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Irvins Creek Greenway: Idlewild Road to Lakeview Circle

Irvins Creek Greenway construction began in January 2022 and was completed in Summer 2023. ​This capital project added the first section of greenway trail built on Irvins Creek in Matthews.  The greenway...

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Past Projects & Surveys

PRK Reservation Assessment: Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Mecklenburg County is currently reviewing its reservation processes for outdoor tennis and pickleball courts.  This survey provides an opportunity for users of Mecklenburg County outdoor courts to...

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