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Albemarle Road Park

​Mecklenburg County is working to make improvements to Albemarle Road Park.  The Albemarle Road Park Capital Reserve Project will develop a Master Plan and build the first phase of the park.  The master plan will outline a long-term vision for the park. 

Goals of the Master Plan:

  • Identify community needs, wants, desires for the park

  • Identify users interested in enjoying the park

  • Develop a plan for implementation in phases 

  • Improve perception, safety, access, visibility and usability of the park

​Virtual Public Meeting:  Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10am.  Register:  publicinput.com/Albemarle

American Legion Memorial Stadium

​This capital project will transform the historic American Legion Memorial Stadium into a multipurpose venue for sports and entertainment. 
Memorial Stadium_Pubilc Meeting Boards.pdfMemorial Stadium_Pubilc Meeting Boards_Combined.pdf 05.29_ALMS_Design Update.pdf  ALMS_renderings.pdf

Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected construction completion -  Spring 2021.

Barton Creek Greenway

This capital project will develop a .7 mile greenway that will utilize a creek corridor as well as an existing utility corridor to connect JW Clay Blvd. to existing Mallard Creek Greenway. This connection will allow thousands of residents along Clark's Creek, Toby Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways (existing 9 mile greenway system) to have a direct connection to the retail areas within University Place, University Terrace, the Blue Line transit station and the University Research Park.  This project is funded in partnership with NCDOT.   

Barton Ck Gwy Site Plan.png

Current Project Phase:  Construction

Future Projections:  Construction completion - Fall 2020.

Bearden Promenade

This capital project is for the development of a one-block linear park/pedestrian connector from South Tryon Street to Romare Bearden Park along 3rd Street.  

Bearden Promenade Pictures.pdf 

Project Completed.

Briar Creek Greenway, Central Ave. to Monroe Rd.

Extension of existing Briar Creek Greenway from Central Avenue to Monroe Road.

Current Project Phase:  Preliminary Design.

Briar/Little Hope Creek Gwy, Keystone Court to Manning Dr.

​This Capital Project will extend 1.10 miles, connect to Little Sugar Creek Greenway and extend along Little Hope Creek to Keystone Court.

​Current Project Phase:  Design.

Caldwell Station Tributary Gwy, Connection to Old Statesville Road.

This Capital Project will extend the existing Caldwell Station Greenway to Old Statesville Road and connect to the future Northern Regional Recreation Center.​

​Current Project Phase:  Design

Cross Charlotte Trail

The Cross Charlotte Trail is a partnership between Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte that strives to develop a 26 mile contiguous trail that will connect from the SC/NC State line to Cabarrus County.  Current projects added to existing Little Sugar Creek Greenway will provide 18 miles of contiguous greenway trail.

David B. Waymer Recreation Center - Renovation

​This capital project will renovate the Historic Torrence-Lytle High School gymnasium located at 14200 Holbrook Road, Huntersville, NC.  Renovations will include abatement, demolition, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing, interior finishes, new hardwood gym flooring and associated site work.​

Waymer_Constructionphotos.pdf


Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Fall 2020.  




Discovery Place Nature Museum Renovations

This capital project is for the development of the Discovery Place Nature Museum.  This project is a partnership between Mecklenburg County and Discovery Place.  Projected facility upgrade components include:  Woodland garden, museum building, live animal habitats, forest floor, community intersection and site access and circulation. 

Current Project Phase:  On-Hold

Dowd Neighborhood Park

This Capital Project is for the Master Planning of future neighborhood park.

​Current Project Phase:  On-hold

Druid Hills Neighborhood Park Improvements

​This capital project will add improvements to this existing neighborhood park, including a street right of way abandonment per Master Plan. 

Druid Hills MasterPlan_final 09-30-20.pdf

​Current Project Phase - Design; Project completion projected for Spring 2021.

Community Drop-In:  Oct. 10, 2020: 10AM-12PM                 

For more information:   

 

 

Eastfield Regional Park

This capital project is for the Master Planning and the first phase of development.  ​

​Current Project Phase:  Initiation.

Eastway Regional Recreation Center

This capital project will develop the first Regional Recreation Center in the eastside of Mecklenburg County.
http://www.eastwayrec.com/

Current Project Phase:  Construction;  Projected construction completion - Fall 2020.


Ezell Farms Park

​Development of new community park in Mint Hill.

​Current Project Phase:  Design.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting:  Oct. 15, 2020: 6-7PM                 

Register:   


 


Four Mile Creek Gwy - Tunnel under S. Trade St.

​This capital project will add an underpass to South Trade Street for greenway connection as part of an NCDOT project.  This project will allow connection via overland connector to Arthur Goodman Park on Trade Street. 

​Current Project Phase - On-hold

Holly Bend House - Renovation

This capital project includes the renovation of the historic Holly Bend House (circa 1795) located in Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge. 

Current Project Phase - Construction;  Projected construction completion - Winter 2020. 

Independence Park

This capital project will develop an Improvements Plan for renovations to existing Independence Park.  The project will enhance the connectivity to the currently American Legion Memorial Stadium project.

Public Meeting - Feb. 7, 2019 at Grady Cole: 

Independence Park Public Meeting History Boards.pdf 

Independence Park Public Meeting Game Board.pdf

20191112_Public Meeting_Presentation-small.pdf

Please give us your input by going to:  Independence Park Priority Questions


Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Fall 2020. 

Irvins Creek Greenway - Idlewild Rd. to Lakeview Circle

This capital project will add the first section of greenway built on Irvins Creek in Matthews.  This section of greenway will be ~1.54 miles long and will provide a connection between Crown Point Elementary School and Idlewild Road Park.  This project is being built in partnership with the Town of Matthews. 

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2021.  Public Input Information:  https://publicinput.com/10616/

Irwin Creek Gwy, Old Statesville Road to Allen Hills Park

This capital project will provide 2.2 miles of new greenway trails from Nevin Regional Park through Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve, to Allen Hills Park.​

​Current Project Phase:  Initiation.

Latta Nature Preserve Improvements & Nature Center

This capital project includes the master planning and development of a new Visitor Center and amenity improvements to the nature preserve. The Vistor Center is currently under construction with a projected substanial construction completion date of December 2019.

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is getting some needed upgrades and renovated amenities.  The property will be getting new shelters and a renovated bathroom at the waterfront parking area at the end of Sample Rd., covered storage and work space at the County maintenance compound, repairs to the Historic Latta House, trail improvements, a new accessible canoe/kayak launch and a new 13,000 sf Visitor Center in partnership with the Carolina Raptor Center. Latta_Constructionphotos.pdf

   


Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected construction completion - Fall 2020.   

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Polk Historic Site to NC/SC State Line

​This capital project will develop ~ 2.9 mile greenway extension from the Polk Historic Site to the South Carolina State Line.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

 

Current Project Phase - Design;  Projected Construction Start - Winter 2020.

For more information please visit: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLTPolkToSC.aspx

Little Sugar Creek Greenway- Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485

This section of greenway is ~ 2.5 miles greenway extension from Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

Presentation_Community Workshop_LSCG_HF Park_485.pdf

LSCG public meeting comment 10 12 15.pdf

LSCG public meeting commentS TH-1 10 12 15.pdf

LSCG public meeting comments TH-2 10 12 15.pdf

Current Project Phase - Construction Complete.

For more information please visit: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLTHuntingtowneTo485.aspx

Little Sugar Creek Greenway, I-485 to Polk Historic Site

​This capital project will develop ~ 1.8 mile greenway extension from I-485 to the Polk Historic Site.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Fall 2020.

For more information please visit: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLT485toPolk.aspx

Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Starmount and Huntingtowne Farms Park

​This capital project will widen the existing trail from Burnt Mill Rd. to Ramblewood Ln. from to a 12’ width, will add a neighborhood connection to the Starmount Neighborhood via the Starclaire Swimming Club, and replace the existing pedestrian bridge with a new 10’ wide bridge.  This project is being developed in partnership with NCDOT.   

LSCG-Starmount-Huntingtowne Farms Park_Minutes_July 26, 2017.docx

2017.7.26 Presentation_Community Workshop_LSCG_HF Park- Starmount_485.pdf

Current Project Phase: Construction

Future Projections:  Construction Completion - Spring 2021

NOTE:  Greenway section from Burnt Mill Rd to Ramblewood Ln will be closed during construction but Huntingtowne Farms Park will remain open.  Greenway Construction Project Information and Detour.pdf 

Long Creek Greenway, I-77 to Treyburn Dr. (Phase 1 & 2)

​This capital project involves the development of Phase I & 2 of Long Creek Greenway, which is projected to extend approximately 1-1/2 miles from I-77 to Target along Long Creek and Dixon Branch Road in North Mecklenburg County.  This project is being developed in partnership with Stormwater Services. 

Long Creek Greenway Public Mtg_2.7.2019.pdf 

Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Summer 2021. 

Long Creek Greenway, Treyburn Dr. to Oakdale Rd.

This capital project will build on the existing Long Creek Greenway project (currently in design) to connect multiple neighborhoods to the Northlake Mall retail area.  This project is buing developed in partnership with Storm Water Services.

Current Project Phase - Initiation

Mallard Creek Gwy, Mallard Creek Rd, to David Taylor Dr.

​This capital project will pave a section of Mallard Creek Greenway, connect to the CATS Park and Ride at JN Pease.

​Current Project Phase:  Design

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

​Renovation of existing recreation center. MarionDiehl_RecCenter_COLOR CODED PLANS_100218.pdf



​Center will be closed for construction Summer 2019 - Fall 2020

Mayerling Drive Neighborhood Park

This capital project will fund the master plan for this new park site and construct typical neighborhood park amenities.

Mayerling Comunity Mtg Presentation 05-07-18.pdf

Mayerling Community Mtg Minutes 05-07-18.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design.   Construction Start projected for Fall 2020.

McAlpine Creek Greenway - Sardis Rd. to Providence Rd. 

This 1 mile extension of McAlpine Creek Greenway will meander through woodland highlighting restored wetlands and creek.  Once complete, the Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenway system will be 5 miles long.

McAlpine Creek Gwy Sardis to Providence.pdf 

Current Project Phase - Construction Complete; Open to the Public.

 

McAlpine Creek Gwy - Green Rea to Johnston Rd.

This capital project will add 1.65 miles of greenway trails to the McAlpine/McMullen/Four Mile Creek Greenways network.  This section of greenway  is being developed in partnership with NCDOT.  McAlpine Creek Greenway Alignment - 2020.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected construction start - 2021. 

McDowell Creek Greenway - Hwy 73 to Chilgrove Ln.

​This capital project will add 2.53 miles of greenway trails to the Torrence/MacDowell Creek Greenways network.  This section of greenway will connect Torrance Creek Greenway and Upper McDowell Creek Greenway (at Hwy 73) and is being developed in partnership with NCDOT. This project will provide an underpass of Hwy 73 and will increase contiguous trail and overland connector, including Torrence and McDowell systems, to over 6 miles.

​Current Project Phase - Design.

McDowell Creek Greenway - Torrence Creek Gwy to Chilgrove Ln.

This project is ~ 1.0 mile long greenway that will extend from existing Torrence Creek Greenway, under Gilead Rd. to Chilgrove Ln.  This project has been divided into 2 sections.  Phase 1a is from Torrence Creek Gwy to Gilead road Trail-head.  Phase 1b is from Gilead Road Trail-head to Chilgrove Ln.mcdowell preliminary presentation-rev.pdfMcDowell_Greenway_Exhibit1.pdfMeeting Notes_McDowell Community Meeting 2015-11-10.pdf

Current Project Phase:  Phase 1a-Construction; Phase 1b-On-hold. 

McIntyre Creek Gwy, Beatties Ford Rd. to Clarencefield Dr.

This capital project will add the first section of greenway built on McIntyre Creek.  This section of greenway will be .77 miles long and will provide a connection through Hornets Nest Park. 

​Current Project Phase:  Design.

Information Session to be scheduled.

Meck Playbook: 2020 Master Plan

Meck Playbook is ​Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department's 2020 Master Plan.  The plan will establish community goals, policies, standards, and recommendations for Mecklenburg County’s recreation facilities, greenways, nature preserves, recreational programming, and land acquisition strategies for the next ten years.

MeckPlaybook-ParkHistory.pdf 

Northern Regional Recreation Center

​This capital project will develop a Regional Recreation Center in the northern part of Mecklenburg County.  http://www.northmeckrec.com/

Current Project Phase - Construction; Construction completion projected for Winter 2021. 

Paw Creek Greenway, Little Rock Rd. to Loy Ct.

This capital project will develop the first 1.5 miles of Paw Creek Greenway connecting residential areas to the Robert L. Smith Park.  This greenway has been identified as a corridor for the Carolina Thread Trail.                

​Current Phase:  Design

Pearl Street Park

This capital project will add improvements to an existing park and connect to the Cross-Charlotte Trail at Little Sugar Creek Greenway.  


Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Fall 2021. 

Pine Valley Neighborhood Park

​This capital project will develop a new neighborhood park in 4.55 acres, open woodlands, residual open space, neighborhood setting/enclosure.

Current Project Phase - Construction complete.

 

Plum Creek Greenway

This capital project will develop a greenway trial in Cornelius, NC from Bailey Road to the existing Soth Prong Rocky River Greenway.  

​Current Phase:  Construction

Construction completion projected for Fall 2020.

Reedy Creek Greenway

Reedy Creek Greenway from Grier Road to Plaza Road Ex. is an approved FY2020 Capital Project that will add approximately 2 miles of greenway trails.  Final alignment and length of the greenway are to be determined through a preliminary planning exercise. 

​Current Phase:  Design

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve & Center

This capital project includes the master planning and development of a new Nature Center and amenities to a nature preserve that will serve Southeast Mecklenburg County and the towns of Matthews and Mint Hill.​

 

 

Stevens_Constructionphotos.pdf

Current Project Phase - Construction;  Projected construction completion - Fall 2020.

Stewart Creek Gwy - NCDOT Yellowstone to State St.

This capital project will add ~ .5 mile of greenway trails, expanding the Wesley Heights/Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway network to ~ 6.4 miles.   This section of greenway  is being developed in partnership with the NCDOT.  This project will provide a connection between neighborhoods, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Stewart Creek Greenway. 

Stewart Creek Greenway Concept Plan.pdf

Current Project Phase:  Design

Projected Construction Start:  Spring 2021

Stewart Creek Trib #2 Gwy - Lakewood Ave to Yellowstone

This capital project will add ~ 1 mile of greenway trails, expanding the Wesley Heights/Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway network to ~ 6.4 miles.   This section of greenway  is being developed in partnership with the Lakewood CDC.  The greenway is also being completed in coordination with Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services improvements in the area: https://charlottenc.gov/StormWater/Projects/Pages/Lakewood.aspx 

This greenway will provide a connection between the Lakewood community and the Martin Luther King Park and Stewart Creek Greenway. 

Stewart Creek Greenway Concept Plan.pdf

Current Project Phase:  Design

Projected Construction Start:  Early 2021. 

 

Sugar Creek Greenway

This capital project will develop a greenway trail from Billy Graham Parkway to McDowell Farms Dr.  

​Current Phase:  Initiation

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

​Renovations to existing recreation center. SugawCreekRec.Center_COLOR CODED PLANS_100418.pdf


​Current Phase - Construction;  Center will be closed for construction Summer 2019 - Fall 2020.

Toby Creek Greenway Phase II- Blue Ridge Road to Hwy 49 (University Blvd.)

Phase II (a) will connect existing Toby Creek Greenway at Hwy. 49 to Rocky River Rd.  This section of the greenway will provide access to existing Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenways, UNC Charlotte, schools, sports amenities and extensive dining and retail areas.  Community Workshop Meeting Minutes  Toby II Greenway Map  Newell South NIP

Phase II (b) will extend the greenway an additional .5 miles from Rocky River Rd. to Blue Ridge Rd.  

​Phase II (a): Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 23, 2017. 

Phase II (b): Construction - complete.

Torrence Trib #2 Greenway

This capital project will develop a greenway trail from the CATS Park and Ride to Rosewood Meadow Ln. in the Town of Huntersville.  This project will include public art.   

​Current Phase:  Design

Walker Branch Greenway - Tryon to Smith Rd

This capital project will expand the existing Walker Branch Greenway at Rivergate Shopping Center by ~ .5 miles. 

Current Project Phase - construction; Projected construction completion - Fall 2020.

Walker Branch/Hoover Creek Greenway

​This greenway project will connect two sections of greenway to extend the network to 2.79 miles.  This 1.5 long greenway section will connect area residents to nearby amenities such as the RiverGate Shopping Center, the Steele Creek Athletic Association Complex, the Steele Creek Crossing Shopping Center, the Steele Creek Library and the Southwest Middle School.     

​Current Phase:  Design

Wimore Centennial Park

​Current Phase:  Design

Public Input Process:  https://publicinput.com/meckparkrec

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