August 30, 2005
Charlotte, NC - The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites all interested citizens to discuss ideas and visions for the new Revolution Regional Recreation Center. A community workshop will be held Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road. The parks department's District 1 Advisory Council will conduct the workshop, the first of three that are planned.
The Revolution Regional Recreation Center is budgeted for $10 million and will serve the entire Charlotte-Mecklenburg metropolitan area. It will be developed as a sports and learning academy which might include facilities such as a junior golf training center, a boxing and wrestling academy, indoor track, computer training center, indoor climbing wall, ice rink, and a new golf clubhouse. Some facilities and programs may be operated in partnership with the Police Athletic League and/or Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The Revolution Regional Recreation Center will be built on or near the site of the current Revolution pool and recreation center at 1201 Remount Road. It will have a connection to the greenway trail system. The old center and aging pool will be demolished soon after closing.
Revolution will be the first of four regional centers identified by the planning staff of the Park and Recreation Department. It is the only regional center funded at this time. The others will be strategically located in other parts of Mecklenburg County. These will continue to be ranked highly on the department's long range capital facilities plan in hopes of future funding.
The Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Commission and staff hope the new, non-traditional Revolution Regional Recreation Center will include a unique mix of facilities to draw regional and national attention.