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to MeckPlaybook Action Fest!

Hello! Thank you for joining us for our third and final round of MeckPlaybook’s public workshops. We are excited to share nine big ideas with you for your review and your feedback online. Your responses to the following big ideas will help us prioritize investments for the future of Mecklenburg County’s park and recreation system.

What are the Big Ideas?

Throughout the process you have shared projects and places that you think could transform the County into a vibrant, equitable system for many to enjoy. We want to share a few of those ideas and ask you to help us prioritize strategies for MeckPlaybook focus on. You are welcome to review all nine, or focus on a few that are most interesting to you.


Visit MeckPlaybook.com to learn more. 

Want to provide feedback by phone? Call 855-925-2801, Project Code: 9521

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Big Idea #1: Use Equity to Guide Decisions

MeckPlaybook commits the County to make parks, trails, programs and events are in reach of and useful to the whole community. To do this, we need to understand where improvements and new amenities...

Big Idea #2: Invest in Neighborhood Parks

Mecklenburg County includes about 21,000 acres of parks and open space, 55 miles of greenway trails, and 60 facilities. But, the County’s 94 neighborhood parks do a lot of work to improve the community’s...

Big Idea #3 Design for Flexibility

Mecklenburg County recently invested in new regional recreation centers to expand access to programs countywide. Now, the Mecklenburg Park and Rec needs a strategy for updating older facilities...

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...

Big Idea #5 Build Out the Trail System

Greenways and trails serve many purposes - as transportation, recreation, and access to nature. They are some of the most appreciated amenities in Mecklenburg County, but gaps in connections still exist....

Big Idea #6 Reconnect to Water

The Catawba River is Mecklenburg County’s largest water body and a critical source of drinking water. Yet, it could do much more for recreation, environmental resources, economic development and...

Big Idea #7 Collaborate to Expand

Many of the ideas in MeckPlaybook cannot be realized by the County alone. New partners, relationships, and collaborations are needed. Community facilities, like schools and libraries and land trusts are...

Big Idea #8 Increase Awareness

According to residents, the biggest challenges for the Department’s operations are building awareness and fitting into the public’s busy schedules. Many people do not know what current...

Big Idea #9 Build A Bold Future

2020 has thrown curve balls to organizations and individuals everywhere. The year has reinforced the critical importance of open spaces and reminded us all of the importance of being adaptable and innovative. Looking...

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