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This capital project is a partnership between Mecklenburg County, the Town of Huntersville and the Town of Davidson.  The project will improve the existing Soccer Complex by adding lights to all fields, synthetic turf to two of the fields and improvements to the third natural turf field. BradfordPublic_Meeting_Minutes_20170306.pdf Aerial Overview.pdf OVERALL SITE PLAN.pdf

Parks

The synthetic fields opened to the public on April 16, 2018.  The natural turf field is scheduled to open by Fall 2018. 

  

​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

Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening Ceremony - July 19, 2018 at 10am.

  

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

Greenways

Construction - compete.   Opening Ceremonty - October 14, 2016 at 10am.

  

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

Design Development Presentation.pdf

Parks

Construction - 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

Greenways
Construction completion - Fall 2018.
  

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

Parks

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - April 5, 2017.

  

​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

waymer_schedule.pdf

Recreation Centers

Design completion - Summer 2018.  Construction start - Fall 2018.

  

This 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.   

Greenways

Construction start - Summer 2018.

  

​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.  

http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLT485toPolk.aspx

Greenways

​Design completion - Summer 2018.  Construction start - Fall 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.  

http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLTPolkToSC.aspx

Greenways

Design - 75% Complete.  Construction start - TBD, pending finalization of real estate acquisitions.

  

​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 - complete.  Opening Ceremony - November 2017.

  

​The third phase of development of Winget Park include the 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. 

WingetParkPublicMtg_05.09.16.pdf

05. 09.16_WingetPark_PublicMeetingMinutes.pdf

Parks

​Construction - complete.   

  

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 completion - Summer 2018.

Nature Center construction start - Fall 2018. 

  

​This capital 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. 

Parks

Construction - Complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 24, 2016.  

  

This capital 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

Construction start - Summer 2018.

  

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

Parks

​Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening Ceremony - June 6, 2018 at 10am.

  

​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. 

Greenways

​Construction completion - Fall 2018.  

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

​Construction start Spring 2018.  Construction completion - Spring 2019. 

  

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

Parks

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony -  April 20, 2017.

  
Parks

Construction completion - Summer 2018.  Opening Ceremony - June 2, 2018, 10am. 

  

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

Recreation Centers

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - April 12, 2017. 

  

This capital project extended 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.   http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLTCordeliaPark.aspx

Greenways

​Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 3, 2017. 

  

This capital 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

Parks

​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 included 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)

Parks

Construction - complete.  Opening - Summer 2017.  

  

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

 Community Meeting Presentation (September 2015)

Meeting Minutes_

Parks

​Construction - complete.  

  

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

Sports Complex Aerial Rendering 11-28-11.pdf

Parks

Construction completion - Summer 2018. 

  

This capital project added 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

Parks

Construction - complete.  

  

Phase II (a) 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

Phase II (b) will extend the greenway by an additional .5 miles from Rocky River Rd. to Blue Ridge Rd.  

Greenways

​Phase II (a): Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 23, 2017. 

Phase II (b): Construction start - Summer 2018.

  

​This capital project involved 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

Parks

Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - February 20, 2018.

  

​This capital 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.

Parks

Construction - complete.

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