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​Nature Preserves

The mission of Park & Recreation's Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division is to protect the region's biodiversity and natural heritage by promoting open space preservation, conserving natural communities, and fostering awareness and stewardship through environmental education and outdoor recreation.

Mecklenburg County manages over 7,600 acres of nature preserves throughout the county. There are three nature centers providing environmental education programming and general visitor information, located at Latta Plantation, Reedy Creek and McDowell Nature Preserves.

Division Contacts​

Chris Matthews, Division Director: 980-314-1019

Alice Chambers, Environmental Education Manager: 980-314-1054

Kevin Metcalf, Facilities and Operations Manager: 704-200-4374

Christa Rogers, Natural Resources Manager: 704-948-4504

Nature Preserve Information

Nature Centers & Environmental Educatio​n​

  
Address
  
Location
AutenNo
BerryhillNo
Big RockYes
Clarks CreekYes
Cowan's FordYes
EvergreenYes
Flat BranchYes
Gar CreekNo
HaymarketNo
IswaYes
Latta PlantationYes
McDowellYes
OehlerNo
Possum WalkNo
ProvidenceNo
Reedy CreekYes
Ribbon WalkYes
Rocky River BluffNo
Rozzelle's FerryNo
Rural HillYes
Sherman BranchYes
Shuffletown PrairieNo
Stephens RoadYes
Stevens CreekNo
West BranchYes
WingetNo

Address

Office Location:

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

Contact

Nature Preserves
980-314-1000