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APRIL 2013
PARK AND RECREATION'S 3RD ANNUAL HATS OFF TO PARKS LUNCHEON TO SUPPORT NEWTOWN MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND BUILD

Park and Recreation will hold the 3rd Annual Hats Off to Parks Luncheon on Friday, May 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Freedom Park. Hats Off to Parks is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting park projects throughout the County. This year’s event will benefit a playground, which will be built at Park Road Park, in memory of the students and teachers lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The luncheon will include Jazz in the Park, an extensive silent auction featuring more than 50 donated items from community partners, and cuisine courtesy of Armin's Catering featuring:

  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Bellini Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Desserts donated by bakeries throughout Mecklenburg County
Tickets for the event cost $50. To purchase a ticket, please click here, or contact Lori Saylor, volunteer services and special events coordinator for Park and Recreation, at 704-353-0504.

Find out more by watching the following video.


2013 BARK IN THE PARK TOP DOG FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 27 AT HISTORIC RURAL HILL

The 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival Presented by Purina and Harris Teeter will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. This year’s festival will feature several contests for dogs and humans. Participation is FREE. Register on-site to participate. Space is limited for each contest.
  • 10:30 a.m. Long Shot Center Ring
  • 11 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance Demo Ring
  • 11:30 a.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation Demo Ring
  • 11:30 a.m. Cutest Puppy Contest Main Stage
  • 11:30 a.m. Smallest Dog Contest Main Stage
  • 12 noon Top Dog Winner Announcement Main Stage
  • 12:30 p.m. Best Costume Contest Main Stage
  • 1 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance Demo Ring
  • 1:30 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation Demo Ring
  • 1:30 p.m. Best Dog Bark Main Stage
  • 1:30 p.m. Best Human Bark Main Stage
  • 2 p.m. Largest Dog Contest Main Stage
  • 2:30 p.m. Toss and Catch Center Ring
  • 3 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Performance Demo Ring
  • 3:30 p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs Public Participation Demo Ring
  • 3:30 p.m. Best Trick (Adult leading the dog) Main Stage
  • 3:30 p.m. Best Trick (Child leading the dog) Main Stage

Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival


Vets Golf ClassicPLAN NOW TO PLAY IN PARK AND REC’S FREE GOLF CLASSIC
FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ON JUNE 27

All military veterans (including National Guard and Reserves) and active duty military personnel are invited to sign-up to play in the 8th annual Veterans & Reservists Golf Classic at Sunset Hills Golf Course, 800 Radio Road Charlotte North Carolina 28216, on June 27, 2013. This event features a FREE round of golf on a fine course plus FREE lunch provided by Texas Land & Cattle Steak House located at 7779 Lyles Lane Northwest Concord, North Carolina for those who qualify to play. This event is presented by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Mecklenburg County Community Support-Services- Veterans Services Division to show appreciation to men and women who serve and have served our country in the armed forces. This event begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To register online, visit www.charlottepublicgolf.com. Registration runs through June 14, 2013 but space is limited! Program Coordinator is Robert Anderson at 704 336-3590.



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