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This capital project will improve the existing Soccer Complex by adding artificial turf to two fields and lighting. BradfordPublic_Meeting_Minutes_20170306.pdf Aerial Overview.pdf OVERALL SITE PLAN.pdf


Construction is ongoing and anticipated to be completed by Winter 2017/18.


​Historic Second Ward Gym will be renovated and used as ancillary space for the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Programming to be offered by Park and Recreation at the gym will include activities such as athletics, camps and fitness classes. The renovated gym will also provide a display area for historic artifacts and memorabilia collected by the Second Ward High School Alumni Foundation. Second Ward High School was opened in 1923 as the City's first high school for African-American students. The school was closed in 1969 and was largely demolished along with other historic buildings in the former Brooklyn Village neighborhood. 2nd Ward Visioning Presentation.pdf20160720_16-005 Visioning Session Minutes (003).pdf Visioning Session Summary.pdf100116Stakeholder Meeting.pdf20161011Public Meeting.pdf

Recreation Centers

​This project is currently in construction with a completion projected for the Fall 2017.


A funding partnership with Hampton Place neighborhood has made it possible to proceed with the design and construction of a bridge and trail connecting the neighborhood to existing Clark's Creek Greenway

Clarks Creek Greenway - Hampton Place Connection.pdf


Construction is compete. 


This capital project involves upgrades to 4 existing park shelters, renovations of the Band shell and restroom improvements.    ​

Design Development Presentation.pdf


Construction is complete.


This capital project includes the Master planning of these three sites in partnership with the Town of Davidson and the development of Phase I.  Phase I will include an extension of West Branch Rocky River Greenway from the Abersham property, through the Allison Farm and Fisher Farm properties.  Park improvements, such as parking will be included in Phase I.    Concept Plan

This project is currently in construction with completion projected for Winter 2017/18.

​This capital project involves adding a new indoor multi-purpose shelter to the existing Hornets Nest Park


​Construction is complete.


​This capital project will renovate the Historic Torrence-Lytle High School gymnasium located at 14200 Holbrook Road, Huntersville, NC.  Renovations could include abatement, demolition, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing, interior finishes and associated site work.​

Waymer Gym - Community Meeting 2 - Sept 29 2016.pdf  Waymer Rec Cen - Outline Summary  Comm Mtg2  9-20-16.pdf


Recreation Centers

Project is currently in Design with construction projected to start Summer 2018.


The capital project will develop a .7 mile greenway that will utilize a creek corridor as well as an existing utility corridor to connect JW Clay Blvd. to existing Mallard Creek Greenway. This connection allows thousands of residents along Clark's Creek, Toby Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways (existing 9 mile greenway system) a direct connection to the retail areas within University Place, University Terrace, the Blue Line transit station and the University Research Park.  This project is partially funded by NCDOT.   


Project on HOLD.


​This capital project will develop ~ 1.8 mile greenway extension from I-485 to the Polk Historic Site.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  


​This section is currently in design and projected to start construction by Summer 2018.


​This capital project will develop ~ 2.9 mile greenway extension from the Polk Historic Site to the South Carolina State Line.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  


​This section is currently in design.  Construction projected to start by Summer 2018.


​This capital project is for the Master Planning and development of amenities to the Nature Preserve located on Tom Short Road in southern Mecklenburg County adjacent to Polo Ridge Elementary School.  This nature preserve will offer significant opportunities for hands-on, outdoor science classes. 

Nature Preserves

​Construction is complete.


​The third phase of development of Winget Park will include a renovation of the existing softball field and an addition of 3 new softball fields with dugouts and 300 feet homerun fences.  All 4 fields are projected to be lighted with MUSCO LED athletic lights.   Approximately 180 new parking spaces will be added with landscape trees for a new total of 240 parking spaces.  Also, a neighborhood connector trail/sidewalk to Chapel Cove neighborhood will be added. 


05. 09.16_WingetPark_PublicMeetingMinutes.pdf


​This project is currently in construction and is projected to be completed by fall 2017. 


This capital project includes the master planning and development of a new Visitor Center and amenity improvements to the nature preserve. 

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is getting some needed upgrades and renovated amenities.  The property will be getting new shelters and a renovated bathroom at the waterfront parking area at the end of Sample Rd., covered storage and work space at the County maintenance compound, building repairs at the Latta Equestrian Center, repairs to the Historic Latta House, walking and equestrian trail improvements, a new accessible canoe/kayak launch and a new visitors center to replace the existing Latta Plantation Nature Center.    

Public Meeting PRESENTATION_2.25.16.pdf 

Nature Preserves

​Site work and roadwork construction is ongoing and projected to be completed by Winter 2017.

The new Nature Center is currently in design and projected to start construction by Spring 2018. 


​This project added a new swim beach and improvements to Ramsey Creek Park.  Park improvements included 3 outdoor shelters, a bathhouse, restrooms and upgrades to the existing playground. 


The Grand Opening Ceremony of ​Ramsey Creek Beach took place on May 24, 2016.  


This project includes the master planning and development of a new Nature Center and amenities to a nature preserve that will serve Southeast Mecklenburg County and the towns of Matthews and Mint Hill.​



Community Presentation_61515.pdf  ; Meeting_Minutes_61515.pdf InformationSession092616.pdf


Nature Preserves

​This project is currently in design and projected to start construction early 2018.


​This capital project will add a new indoor park shelter to Cordelia ParkNeighborhood_Meeting101016.pdfPresentation_NeighborhoodMeeting101016.pdf


​Construction is ongoing and projected to be completed by Spring 2018.


​This capital project will develop a 1 mile greenway section from Eastover Park at the Mint Museum to the Catawba Lands Conservancy property at Meadowbrook Rd.  This greenway is being developed in partnership with Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services - Briar Creek Stream Enhancement project. 


​Construction is ongoing and anticipated to be completed by Spring 2018.  

This capital project includes the master planning and development of phase I of this park.

​Construction is projected to start February 2018 and last ~ 1 year. 


​​This project involves the renovation of an indoor multi-purpose shelter and a new stand alone restroom building.  Community Meeting PresentationMeeting Minutes (July 2014)


​Construction completed by Spring 2017. 


Construction is ongoing and projected to be completed by February 2018. 


​This project involves the renovation of an existing recreation center to improve functionality and programming opportunities. 

Recreation Centers

​Construction completed by Spring 2017. 


This capital project will extend the Little Sugar Creek Greenway north along the creek by 1,400 linear feet, cross under Parkwood Avenue Bridge and through the park to Davidson Street, as well as include a 700 linear foot connector from the greenway north along Davidson Street to 24th Street.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  


​Construction is complete. 


This project involved the master planning and development of a neighborhood park in the northwest region of Mecklenburg County.  ​Teddington Park - Public Presentation Teddington-PublicMeeting#2_MINUTES 2016.5 Teddington Meeting Minutes.pdf


​Per vote at Community Meeting held on 5/24/16, MCP&R will not be back to develop this property as a neighborhood park.  A motion was made to ‘Stop the Park’ and seconded.  A majority vote to ‘Stop the Park’ was decided.


Phase II of development will include 4 synthetic turf multi-purpose fields, 2 natural turf multi-purpose fields and a 2,700 seat grass stadium, locker rooms & 100 person conference room. 

Meeting Presentation (Sept. 2014)


The Sportsplex opened to the public Summer 2017.  


This capital project will Master Plan and develop a n​ew neighborhood park in the western area of Mecklenburg County.

 Community Meeting Presentation (September 2015)

Meeting Minutes_


​Construction is complete.  


Phase I of development includes 13 tennis courts and a Championship court with restrooms.  ​

Sports Complex Aerial Rendering 11-28-11.pdf


​This project is currently in construction and projected to be completed by summer 2018. 


This capital project will add a new picnic shelter and park amenities such as rope climb equipment, landscaping, play area and benches to the existing Charles Avenue Park

Community Meeting_presentation.pdf


Construction is complete.  


The second phase will connect existing Toby Creek Greenway at Hwy. 49 to Rocky River Rd.  This section of the greenway will provide access to existing Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenways, UNC Charlotte, schools, sports amenities and extensive dining and retail areas.  Community Workshop Meeting Minutes


​Construction complete by summer 2017.    


​This capital project involves the renovation of 3 existing structures. The bike barn will be renovated to be an Indoor pavilion shelter.  The roof will be replaced on the other 2 buildings.  

Public Meeting_April25_2016.pdf


Construction is ongoing and projected to be completed by Winter 2017/18.


​This project adds improvements such as a Community Garden and Fitness Equipment to the Druid Hills Park.  This project has been made possible by a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association Grant; a Neighborhood Matching Grant for community gardens; and a Grant from the Trust for Public Lands for Fitness Equipment.


Project is complete.

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