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Volunteers Needed to Help Construct Newtown Memorial Playground
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is building a playground in memory of the lives lost in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and you can help.
2014 Seniorfest Set for Oct. 3
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites senior adults, ages 55-up, to the 2014 Seniorfest on Oct. 3. The free festival will take place at Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Torrence Creek Greenway Tributary 2 Now Open
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and the Town of Huntersville held a ceremony on Sept. 9, 2014, officially opening Torrence Creek Greenway, Tributary #2.
Bearden Birthday Bash Celebrates Artist and Park
What better way to celebrate the birthday of the late Romare Bearden than with a party at the park named in his honor?
Get a Close-Up View of Hummingbirds at Annual Festival
They are among the smallest birds in the world and on Aug. 23, you will be able to get a close-up view of the tiny creatures at Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s annual Hummingbird Festival.
Enjoy Jazz at Freedom Park this Saturday
The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the air at Freedom Park as the Freedom Summer Series concludes on Saturday, Aug. 16. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. and will feature performances by The Terence Young Experience, Steve Cole and Brian Simpson.
Reach for Greatness: Park and Rec and Charlotte Ballet Hold Auditions for Local Youth
Just like the popular television show, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Charlotte Ballet are posing this question to local youth: So you think you can dance?
Upgrades Coming to the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
It has served as the premier swimming destination in Mecklenburg County for more than 20 years and hosted national events that have drawn world-class athletes such as Michael Phelps.
Community Meetings Set for Upcoming Park, Greenway, and Nature Preserve Projects
Park and Recreation will host several community information sessions to provide updates on the design and enhancement of various parks, nature preserves and greenways around the County. All workshops start at 6 p.m.
Free Music Series Returns To Romare Bearden Park This Saturday
Music lovers across the region are invited to Romare Bearden Park on Saturday, July 26 for an evening of soul and beach music featuring The Headliners and Ken Knox & Company.
Park and Rec’s Summer Music Series Brings Jazz to Freedom Park
The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the air at Freedom Park as the Freedom Summer Series continues on Saturday, July 19 with performances by Da’rrell Ravenell and Tim Bowman. The series is free for all ages and begins at 6 p.m.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Recreating All Year’
July is a BIG month for your Park and Recreation Department. The department will recognize National Park and Recreation Month and celebrate its 40th birthday!
Lace Up Your Sneakers and Walk to Support Heart Health
Are you taking your health to heart? Perhaps you are eating a healthy diet, but it is important to get plenty of exercise as well.
Park and Rec Building Named County’s First ‘Energy Star’
Though it’s been many years since Mecklenburg County’s Park and Recreation headquarters first opened, the one-story building in west Charlotte just took a giant leap forward in energy conservation.
Every Child Can Swim! Free Lessons Continue this Summer
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will continue its free swim lessons program for kids, ages 3-12, in July and August at several locations:
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