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​Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Closes Historic Latta Plantation


Historic Latta Plantation, within Latta Nature Preserve, is closed until further notice. This site was previously managed by Historic Latta Place, Inc., a private, not-for-profit organization. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is not renewing the contract with Historic Latta Place, Inc. for the funding and operation of Historic Latta Plantation.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is assessing the future use of the property while continuing to operate Latta Nature Preserve, including the walking trails and other amenities of the nature preserve. The closure of the house and grounds will not affect the Raptor Center, Quest or other services in the Nature Preserve.

"Over the next few months, we will evaluate the best path forward for Latta Plantation and its programming, ensuring that the site is utilized in an appropriate, forward-thinking manner," said Park and Recreation Director W. Lee Jones. "As our review continues, we feel it is in the best interest of the community and the property to close for now until other plans can be announced."

All previously scheduled and future Historic Latta Plantation programs and operations are canceled, and the house and grounds will remain closed until further notice.

If you require a refund for a previously scheduled program or annual membership from Historic Latta, please send your request to or

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