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Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


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Park Planning

​​​​​Capital Project Updates​

 Planning and Construction Projects

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Abersham/Fisher Farm/Allison Farm Regional Park/WBRR-GWY

This capital project includes the Master planning of these three sites in partnership with the Town of Davidson and the development of Phase I.  Phase I will include an extension of West Branch Rocky River Greenway from the Abersham property, through the Allison Farm and Fisher Farm properties.  Park improvements, such as parking will be included in Phase I.    Concept Plan

Construction completion - Fall 2018.
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 allows thousands of residents along Clark's Creek, Toby Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways (existing 9 mile greenway system) 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 partially funded by NCDOT.   

Barton Ck Gwy Site Plan.png

Construction start - Summer 2018.

Briar Creek Greenway - Randolph Rd to Meadowbrook Ln

​This capital project will develop a 1 mile greenway section from Eastover Park at the Mint Museum to the Catawba Lands Conservancy property at Meadowbrook Rd.  This greenway is being developed in partnership with Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services - Briar Creek Stream Enhancement project. 

​Construction completion - Fall 2018.  

Clarks Creek Greenway- Hampton Place Connector

A funding partnership with Hampton Place neighborhood has made it possible to proceed with the design and construction of a bridge and trail connecting the neighborhood to existing Clark's Creek Greenway

Clarks Creek Greenway - Hampton Place Connection.pdf

Construction - compete.   Opening Ceremonty - October 14, 2016 at 10am.

Cordelia Park - Shelter

​This capital project will add a new indoor park shelter to Cordelia ParkNeighborhood_Meeting101016.pdfPresentation_NeighborhoodMeeting101016.pdf

​Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening Ceremony - June 6, 2018 at 10am.

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 could include abatement, demolition, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing, interior finishes and associated site work.​

Waymer Gym - Community Meeting 2 - Sept 29 2016.pdf  Waymer Rec Cen - Outline Summary  Comm Mtg2  9-20-16.pdf


Design completion - Summer 2018.  Construction start - Fall 2018.

Delta Creek Neighborhood Park (former Linda Lake Park)

Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening Ceremony - June 2, 2018, 10am. 

Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center

This capital project is for the development of a new outdoor family aquatic center that will replace the outdated aquatic facility built in 1956.  Projected amenities include a 6,000 sq. ft. pool with zero depth entries, 6 (25 yards) swim lanes, a waterslide, dive blocks, splash pool and a pool deck.  Additional amenities include new restroom and shower facilities as well as two family accessible restrooms. DoubleOaks_elevations.pdf DoubleOaks_FamilyAquatic_info.plans.pdf

​​Community Meeting Presentation  (March 2015)

​Construction - complete.  Opening ceremony - June 22, 2017.  

Druid Hills Neighborhood Park

​This capital project adds improvements such as a Community Garden and Fitness Equipment to the Druid Hills Park.  This project has been made possible by a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association Grant; a Neighborhood Matching Grant for community gardens; and a Grant from the Trust for Public Lands for Fitness Equipment.

Construction - complete.

Eagles Landing Park

​Master Planning and development of a new neighborhood park in the North Region of Mecklenburg County.


​Construction - complete.

Eastway Regional Recreation Center

This capital project will develop the first Regional Recreation Center in the eastside of Mecklenburg County.

Evergreen Nature Preserve

This capital project is for the Master Planning and development of amenities to the Evergreen Nature Preserve located on Norland Road.  This nature preserve is the closest one to Uptown Charlotte.

​Construction - complete.  Dedication ceremony - July 11, 2018 at 10am at 1336 Norland Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205.  

Flat Branch Nature Preserve

​This capital project is for the Master Planning and development of amenities to the Nature Preserve located on Tom Short Road in southern Mecklenburg County adjacent to Polo Ridge Elementary School.  This nature preserve will offer significant opportunities for hands-on, outdoor science classes. 

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - November 2017.

Forest Pawtuckett Neighborhood Park (former Crossridge Rd. Park)

This capital project to Master Plan and develop a n​ew neighborhood park in the western area of Mecklenburg County.

 Community Meeting Presentation (September 2015)

Meeting Minutes_

​Construction - complete.  

Freedom Park - Improvements

This capital project involves upgrades to 4 existing park shelters, renovations of the Band shell and restroom improvements.    ​

Design Development Presentation.pdf

Construction - complete.

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. 

Construction completion - Winter 2018/19. 

Hornets Nest Park - Shelter

​This capital project involves adding a new indoor multi-purpose shelter to the existing Hornets Nest Park

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - April 5, 2017.

Hucks Road Community Park
This capital project includes the master planning and development of phase I of this park.

​Construction start Spring 2018.  Construction completion - Spring 2019. 

Irwin Creek Greenway - West Blvd. to Remount Rd.
This capital project will develop a 0.8 mile greenway extension from the existing greenway in Clanton Road Park, going under Remount Road and terminating at West Blvd with a pocket park.   

​Construction - complete.  Opening ceremony - May 10, 2017.

Jetton Regional Park - Shelters

​This capital project involved the renovation of 3 existing structures. The bike barn will be renovated to be an Indoor pavilion shelter.  The roof will be replaced on the other 2 buildings.  

Public Meeting_April25_2016.pdf

Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - February 20, 2018.

Latta Nature Preserve & Nature Center - Improvements

This capital project includes the master planning and development of a new Visitor Center and amenity improvements to the nature preserve. 

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, building repairs at the Latta Equestrian Center, repairs to the Historic Latta House, walking and equestrian trail improvements, a new accessible canoe/kayak launch and a new visitors center to replace the existing Latta Plantation Nature Center.    

Public Meeting PRESENTATION_2.25.16.pdf 

​Site work and roadwork construction completion - Summer 2018.

Nature Center construction start - Fall 2018. 

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Parkwood/Cordelia Park Entrances

This capital project extended the Little Sugar Creek Greenway north along the creek by 1,400 linear feet, cross under Parkwood Avenue Bridge and through the park to Davidson Street, as well as include a 700 linear foot connector from the greenway north along Davidson Street to 24th Street.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 3, 2017. 

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.

Design - 75% Complete.  Construction start - TBD, pending finalization of real estate acquisitions.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Tyvola Rd. to Huntingtowne Farms Park

​This section of greenway is ~ 1.4 miles in length and winds through Park Road Park along the way.  This greenway is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.


​Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening ceremony - June 23, 2018 at 10am.  View pictures from the ribbon-cutting.​

Charlotte Water is installing a new wastewater pipe to serve current and new customers in the SouthPark area. Construction will start in Park Road Park near Park Road. While Charlotte Water is working on pipe construction, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation will be renovating portions of the park for several months. Park users are encouraged to avoid construction areas during their visits.

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

Construction completion - Summer 2019.  

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.

​Design completion - Summer 2018.  Construction start - Fall 2018.

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.

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

2017.7.26 Presentation_Community Workshop_LSCG_HF Park- Starmount_485.pdf

Design completion - Summer 2018.  Construction start - Fall 2018.    Huntingtowne Farms Park will be closed during construction.

Long Creek Greenway Phase I

​This capital project involves the development of Phase I 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. 

Design completion - Spring 2019.

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

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

​Center will be closed for construction February 2019 - February 2020

Mayerling Drive Neighborhood Park

This capital project will fund the master plan for this new park site and construct typical neighborhood park amenities such as walking trail(s), playground, benches, shelter, volleyball and basketball court(s) based on community input.   

Mayerling Comunity Mtg Presentation 05-07-18.pdf

Mayerling Community Mtg Minutes 05-07-18.pdf

Public Meeting - May 7, 2018 at 6pm at Albemarle Road Recreation Center.   

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. Parking will be available at Old Bell Road providing access to existing and proposed greenway sections.

McAlpine Creek Gwy Sardis2Providence.pdf 

Design completion - Fall 2018.  Construction start - Winter 2018. 

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.  mcdowell preliminary presentation-rev.pdfMcDowell_Greenway_Exhibit1.pdfMeeting Notes_McDowell Community Meeting 2015-11-10.pdf

Design - TBD, pending finalization of real estate acquisitions.   

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Renovation

​This capital project involved renovations to the existing Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, which opened in 1991 as the area's only 50M indoor pool.  Some of the renovations included expanding the lobby and the fitness area, new family locker rooms, renovations to the existing men's and women's locker rooms, new bleachers, renovations to the 50-meter and warm pools such as new pool deck and finishes, new trench drain, new filtration system, new pool surfaces and flooring, new diving boards and starting blocks, new ultraviolet disinfection system, new bulkheads, upgrades to the gutter system and improvements to the mechanical, electrical, and telecommunication systems.  Meeting Minutes (May 2014)

Construction - complete.  Re-opened to the public - May 5, 2016.

Mecklenburg County Regional Complex - Phase II

Phase II of development included 4 synthetic turf multi-purpose fields, 2 natural turf multi-purpose fields and a 2,700 seat grass stadium, locker rooms & 100 person conference room. 

Meeting Presentation (Sept. 2014)

Construction - complete.  Opening - Summer 2017.  

Northern Regional Recreation Center

​Planning Phase

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.  

Pearl_Street Public Information presentation71918.pdf 

Public Meeting:  Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 6pm at Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (1201 Greenwood Cliff., Charlotte, NC 28204).

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.

Public meeting - April 19, 2018.


Progress Park Shelter

​This project will add a new outdoor shelter to Progress Park. 

​Construction - complete. 

Queens University Tennis Complex

Phase I of development includes 13 tennis courts and a Championship court with restrooms.  ​

Sports Complex Aerial Rendering 11-28-11.pdf

Construction completion - Summer 2018. 

Ramsey Creek Park Beach

​This capital project added a new swim beach and improvements to Ramsey Creek Park.  Park improvements included 3 outdoor shelters, a bathhouse, restrooms and upgrades to the existing playground. 

Construction - Complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 24, 2016.  

Robert C. Bradford Regional Park

This capital project is a partnership between Mecklenburg County, the Town of Huntersville and the Town of Davidson.  The project will improve the existing Soccer Complex by adding lights to all fields, synthetic turf to two of the fields and improvements to the third natural turf field. BradfordPublic_Meeting_Minutes_20170306.pdf Aerial Overview.pdf OVERALL SITE PLAN.pdf

The synthetic fields opened to the public on April 16, 2018.  The natural turf field is scheduled to open by Fall 2018. 

Second Ward Gym Renovation Project

​Historic Second Ward Gym will be renovated and used as ancillary space for the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Programming to be offered by Park and Recreation at the gym will include activities such as athletics, camps and fitness classes. The renovated gym will also provide a display area for historic artifacts and memorabilia collected by the Second Ward High School Alumni Foundation. Second Ward High School was opened in 1923 as the City's first high school for African-American students. The school was closed in 1969 and was largely demolished along with other historic buildings in the former Brooklyn Village neighborhood. 2nd Ward Visioning Presentation.pdf20160720_16-005 Visioning Session Minutes (003).pdf Visioning Session Summary.pdf100116Stakeholder Meeting.pdf20161011Public Meeting.pdf

Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening Ceremony - July 19, 2018 at 10am.

Southwest Community Park

This project includes 2 Championship baseball field, a restroom/storage facility, dugouts, a shelter, field sprigging and irrigation system and landscape planting.

Community Meeting Presentation  Meeting Minutes

Current site plan - in progress

​Construction completion - Summer 2018.

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve

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.​


Community Presentation_61515.pdf  ; Meeting_Minutes_61515.pdf InformationSession092616.pdf


Construction start - Summer 2018.

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

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

​Center will be closed for construction March 2019 - March 2020.

Teddington Park

This capital project involved the master planning and development of a neighborhood park in the northwest region of Mecklenburg County.  ​Teddington Park - Public Presentation Teddington-PublicMeeting#2_MINUTES 2016.5 Teddington Meeting Minutes.pdf

​Per vote at Community Meeting held on 5/24/16, MCP&R will not be back to develop this property as a neighborhood park.  A motion was made to ‘Stop the Park’ and seconded.  A majority vote to ‘Stop the Park’ was decided.

Thomas McAllister Winget Regional Park

​The third phase of development of Winget Park include the renovation of the existing softball field and an addition of 3 new softball fields with dugouts and 300 feet homerun fences.  All 4 fields are projected to be lighted with MUSCO LED athletic lights.   Approximately 180 new parking spaces will be added with landscape trees for a new total of 240 parking spaces.  Also, a neighborhood connector trail/sidewalk to Chapel Cove neighborhood will be added. 


05. 09.16_WingetPark_PublicMeetingMinutes.pdf

​Construction - complete.   

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

Phase II (b) will extend the greenway by 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 start - Summer 2018.

Veterans Park Shelter

​​This capital project involves the renovation of an indoor multi-purpose shelter and a new stand alone restroom building at Veterans ParkCommunity Meeting PresentationMeeting Minutes (July 2014)

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony -  April 20, 2017.

West Charlotte Recreation Center

​This capital project involved the renovation of an existing recreation center to improve functionality and programming opportunities. 

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - April 12, 2017. 


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Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
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Charlotte, NC 28216


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