What comes to mind when you think about a tiny house? Downsizing, simple living, composting toilets? That show on HGTV (how do they fit the camera crew in there anyway)? Would you believe us if we told you that Mecklenburg County government has a tiny house of our own? The tiny house phenomenon is not a new one, but it’s definitely a novel idea in local government.
We’re sure we’re not the first to tell you that exercise is important. After all, it can improve your overall wellbeing. Plus it reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. But despite knowing the benefits that physical activity can bring, people often find themselves going days, weeks, or even months without getting the exercise they need. Sound like something you’ve experienced before?
One of the first steps to meeting your health and fitness goals is to know where you can go to exercise. Lucky for you, we have several fitness facilities and tons of programs that can help you on your fitness journey. Here are a few of our favorites.
We know…it’s HOT out there! While the change from cold to warm weather is typically welcomed, we could all still use a spot to cool down when temperatures get too high. Where’s your favorite place to go?
For our residents and visitors, we have several low-cost (some are even FREE!) facilities to help beat the heat. Here are some great spots for you to check out.
Year-round sailing programs offered for the entire family at Blythe Landing
Greenways? Check! Nature centers and preserves? Check! Parks? Check! Recreation and aquatic facilities? Check! Sailing? We have that too! Park and Recreation offers so many great ways for you to stay active, including an outstanding community sailing program located at Blythe Landing Park on Lake Norman, 15901 NC Highway 73 in Huntersville.
Although it’s the middle of winter, Park and Rec is already planning for those hot summer months. Yes, that means summer camps! From nature center camps to rec center camps, aquatics camps and so much more, Park and Rec is offering a variety of activities for children of various ages and interests. But since we know there are a lot to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of six camps your kids are sure to love.
Between all of our parks, greenways, nature preserves, and recreation centers alone, there are an endless amount of opportunities to get out there and recreate (and then there’s our picnic shelters, aquatic centers…the list goes on and on). But we get it – finding these opportunities can be tough when there’s so much to look for.
There are a few core skills that most people would likely agree everyone should have – how to walk, talk, read and write, for example. But aside from the typical gross and fine motor skills that we learn growing up, there are a few others that are just as important to master. We’ll give you one – how to swim.