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​You Don't Want to Miss this 'Cool' Opportunity!

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is helping senior adults and those receiving disability income to stay cool this summer by offering free box fans at five locations, listed below. Call the location closest to you or register online for a date and time to pick up a fan; no walk-ups allowed. 

Albemarle Road Recreation Center 
5027 Idlewild Road North, Mint Hill NC 28227

Bette Rae Thomas Center
2921 Tuckaseegee Rd Charlotte NC 28208           

Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Rd Charlotte NC 28269     

Methodist Home Recreation Center
3200 Shamrock Dr Charlotte NC  28215              

Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma St Charlotte NC  28208                      

Tyvola Senior Center            
2225 Tyvola Rd Charlotte NC  28210                   

Individuals aged 60 and better, and those aged 18 to 59 who receive disability income, can register to pick up a fan while supplies last. You are required to show a valid driver’s license or state ID providing proof of age and a current Mecklenburg County address when picking up a fan. Limit one fan per person. 

Fans are provided through a grant from Duke Energy Carolinas.

For questions, please contact Recreation Coordinator Trena Palmer at 980-314-1049 or

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