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​Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Park and Recreation Month


Romare Parks and recreation have the power to strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. That’s why Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will join other agencies across the country in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month—an annual event created by the National Recreation and Park Association and celebrated in July since 1985.

You can help us celebrate by enjoying everything that we have to offer:

Upcoming events

  • Join us for the groundbreaking of the Friendship Sportsplex on July 16.
  • Listen to the smooth sounds of Jazz at Freedom Park on July 18.
  • Join us for live music every Wednesday night at Romare Bearden Park.

Things to do

  • Visit a park or nature preserve.
  • Take a run or ride your bike on a greenway.
  • Participate in a recreation or fitness center program.
  • Tee off at one of five Park and Rec golf courses, or try disc golf at one of our 15 courses.
  • Cool off at Ray’s Splash Planet, an outdoor pool or splash pad.
  • Go camping at McDowell Nature Preserve – don’t forget the s’mores!
  • Hit the lakes and launch your boat at one of our many launches or rent a canoe at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.
  • Go mountain biking – we’ve got over 40 miles of trails just for you and your bike.
  • Go fishing in any of our lakes or ponds. With over 27 miles of shoreline and numerous fishing piers you will find a favorite spot. 
  • Visit a historic site and learn about Mecklenburg’s past.

Learn more about Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation at