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Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

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Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Park Planning
980-314-1000

​Parks and Greenways


Parks

The Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department is home to more than 230 parks and facilities located on approximately 21,000 acres of parkland throughout Mecklenburg County. Parks in Mecklenburg County come in all shapes and sizes ranging from small neighborhood parks to large regional parks.  

View the Park-Map


Check out the Park Explorer to find a park near you!

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Park Hours

  • Parks are open sunrise to sunset.

  • Park gates will be open by 7:30am.

  • Parks with lighted facilities such as ball fields and tennis courts will remain open while reserved or in use but must close by 10:30pm

Community Garden Information:Community Gardens Rules.pdf

North Carolina State Park Information:   https://www.ncparks.gov/


Greenways

The Mecklenburg County Greenway System is quickly becoming one of the finest in the nation.  Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places.  Greenways are vegetated natural buffers that promote water quality, help reduce the impacts of flooding, and provide wildlife habitat.  Greenway trails provide recreation, transportation, fitness, and economic benefits for all to enjoy.  There are currently 63.2 miles of developed greenway trails in Mecklenburg County, with more being built every year.    


Trail Mileage Summary (Updated October 2022):

  • Greenway Trails - 63.2 Miles

  • Greenway Access Trails - 18.1 Miles

  • Urban Trails - 27.5 Miles

  • Nature Preserve Trails - 77.5 Miles

  • Park Trails - 221.3 Miles (112.5 miles of paved trail and 108.8 miles of natural surface)

  • Additionally, there are numerous miles of mountain bike trails managed by the Tarheel Trailblazers:   https://tarheeltrailblazers.com/


Greenway Locations:


Trail Partnerships:

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Address

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Park Planning
980-314-1000