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​Park and Recreation Set to Open Newest Community Park, Dog Park this Weekend


Clarks Creek Community ParkMusic, games and food are just some of the things residents can enjoy when Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation opens Clarks Creek Community Park this weekend. The 31-acre community park also includes the County’s newest dog park. 

The two-day celebration for the park, located at 5435 Hucks Road, Charlotte, includes a dedication ceremony on Friday, May 31 and a grand opening and community kickoff celebration on June 1. Details for both days are below.

Friday, May 31 – 11 a.m. to noon Dedication Ceremony
The dedication ceremony includes:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony
  • Brief remarks from BOCC Vice Chair Elaine Powell, Assistant Mecklenburg County Manager Leslie Johnson, PRC Chair Heidi Pruess, and Park and Recreation Director W. Lee Jones


Saturday, June 1 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Opening and Community Kickoff Celebration
Bring the entire family and enjoy everything the new park has to offer. Festivities include:

  • Music
  • Games
  • Vendors
  • Food trucks (food available for purchase)


In addition to a dog park, Clarks Creek Community Park features a playground, pickleball and basketball sport courts, a community garden, a loop trail system, a sprayground, restrooms and a small shelter. The park is located across the street from Clarks Creek Nature Preserve.