It’s August. Summer camps are over. School hasn’t yet started. The weather outside is still fine, and the family is antsy for outdoor activity to help fill the gap. Enter: Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s Hummingbird Week.Continue Reading
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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
Let’s all take a moment to slowwwww down. Some of the best places to do that in Mecklenburg County are free. Today, we’re going to focus on our Park and Recreation nature preserves. The County manages more than 7,600 acres of nature preserves, protecting our natural resources. If you’ve never been to one, you’re missing out, but we’re going to give you a little preview.Continue Reading