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3/2/2010
Charlotte, NC-- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and the Town of Mint Hill invite interested residents to participate in developing the master plan for Ezell Farm Community Park at a public workshop on Wednesday, March 17, 6:30pm at Mint Hill Town Hall, in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room. This will be the third of three community workshops

Park and Recreation planners will present a proposed master plan drawn after comments in the first two workshops, last July and October. Anyone may comment on the proposed plan. If no major issues are raised, the master plan will be endorsed by the East Park Advisory Council and proceed to the Park and Recreation Commission later this year.

Ezell Park will be built on 95 acres along Matthews-Mint Hill Road (NC Highway 51) bounded by Well Road and Mintwood Road. The site is about a mile south of the Mint Hill town center. This will be a “passive” community park. It will serve residents of Mint Hill and northern Matthews. Such parks typically feature low-intensity athletic fields, playgrounds, walking and biking trails, picnic areas, restrooms, parking, etc.

Phase I construction of the park is expected to cost about $3.6 million, paid for by 2008 Park and Recreation bonds. Additional phases will be developed as money is available. Exactly when the park will be built depends on the economy, bond sales and decisions of Mecklenburg County Commissioners.

The working name of the park is Ezell Farm because the Ezell family, previous owners of the property, ran a farm on it for many years. (That may or may not be the permanent, official name of the park). For more information, please contact Park Planner David Nelson: 704-336-8455 or David.Nelson@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.