Let’s talk about our ticker, the heart. It’s the unsung hero that keeps us going! Someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds in the United States, according to the CDC. It’s truly the one thing we can’t live with out and you only get one. So take charge of your heart health with these four steps to make sure you can continue to do all the things you love!Continue Reading
Tag: Park and Recreation
As we step into the New Year, it’s the perfect time to think about what you want to achieve (if making a resolution is your thing). Whether it’s about feeling healthier, giving back to your community or finding a new job, here’s a little secret: we can help!
So, grab a pen and take some notes on how Mecklenburg County can be your secret weapon for nailing those goals. Let’s get into it!Continue Reading
Every fall, nights grow longer and trees transform into bare skeletons. The witching hour brings eerie sounds from unknown creatures. But Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation nature centers are dispelling myths about nocturnal species and things that go bump in the night.
What do you know about the county’s native creatures that roam in the dark? Let’s look at four often-misunderstood species spotted at night.Continue Reading
It’s time to have a lot of fun this summer, whether you have a few weeks or a few months to fit it in. One of our favorites every year? Summer Break with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library! And a lot of activities around the County count toward finishing the program, including making a summer bucket list! We’ll help you get a head start.Continue Reading
Alumni, their children, grandchildren and hundreds of people from the community gathered to celebrate Second Ward High School’s 100th anniversary on July 15, 2023. As Charlotte’s first high school for Black students, the school opened its doors in 1923 during a time of segregation. Although most of the original school no longer stands, the spirit and impact of Second Ward High School continue to resonate within the community.Continue Reading
Your child’s birthday party is approaching. You’re searching for kid-friendly themes, activities, foods and gifts. The list of to-dos is long. Why not let Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation help? Make the next birthday a splash by throwing a party at one of our aquatic facilities!
We offer affordable packages and convenient locations, and our online reservation process is simple and stress-free. So, follow this step-by-step guide to throw a party to remember.Continue Reading
Anywhere it rains, it can flood. However, there is one place where that’s actually a good thing: greenways.
Yep, you heard me correctly. Not only do greenways connect people and places as well as provide transportation and fitness opportunities, they also help reduce the risk of flooding for neighboring properties.Continue Reading
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
a tale of a fateful trip.“Gilligan’s Island” Theme Song
Maybe you can’t afford a trip to a tropical island but there’s an island right here in Mecklenburg County THAT YOU CAN RENT. Color me surprised, too! And you won’t get lost there if you go on a three-hour tour. (That’s a “Gilligan’s Island” reference.) Here’s what you need to know about Copperhead Island before your next event.Continue Reading
Latta Place, formerly known as Historic Latta Plantation, closed to the public last June. This move came after Mecklenburg County chose not to renew its contract with the nonprofit responsible for operating the site.
The Huntersville farm has served as a marker of life in the 1800s for more than 200 years. The site was also a painful reminder of a period in history during which approximately 10.7 million Africans were brought to the Americas and enslaved.
When Latta Place reopens, Mecklenburg County hopes to offer a space for residents to visit that tells the story of all who lived at the farm, particularly the stories of those who were enslaved.Continue Reading