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NOVEMBER 2012
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is the winner of the 2012 NRPA Gold Medal Award. Check out the video that helped the department win the award and learn how you can Recreate All Year!

 

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Get Going Guide 'GET GOING GUIDE' GETS A NEW LOOK FOR WINTER 2012

The winter 2012-2013 issue of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s Get Going Guide is now available online. This issue launches an all-new design with easier-to-use information on programs for all ages occurring in December 2012 and January and February 2013. The Get Going Guide is posted as a PDF as well as in flip book format. Users will be able to view enhanced park facility maps and video, easily navigate to department web pages, and register for events via Eparks. The spring 2013 issue will be available in February and will cover programs occurring in March, April and May.


Gold Medal Award Presentation PARK AND REC WINS 2012 GOLD MEDAL AWARD

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has been selected as the 2012 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Award winner. The Gold Medal Award honors U.S. communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. Applicants are separated into five classes based on population. "I'm very proud of the work and professional dedication of our staff and volunteers to earn this recognition," said Jim Garges, director of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials. Four finalists in each class are chosen to compete for grand honors each year. Park and Recreation was selected the winner in the Class I category (population 250,000 and over) competing against:

  • City of Henderson (NV) Parks and Recreation Department
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale, MD
  • Plano (TX) Parks and Recreation
Learn more about the award here.

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CAROLINA THREAD TRAIL CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

The Carolina Thread Trail, a 15-county, two-state initiative to connect our region with a network of trails and natural areas, is celebrating its fifth anniversary and marking its 100th mile of open trail. These milestones will be commemorated at an event on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., at the West Branch Nature Preserve Trail located in Davidson. At the event, The Thread will unveil a 100th mile marker, which is a specially-commissioned artistic monument that will become a destination for trail users across the region. In addition, nature hikes will be led by Dr. Mark Stanback and Dr. David Grant of Davidson College. This event is free and open to the public. Directional signs will be used starting at the intersection of East Rocky River Road and Shearer Road to direct the public to the event; the nearest street address to the event/trail entrance is 18229 Shearer Road in Davidson. Read more


MECKLENBURG COUNTY ROLLS OUT OLYMPIC-CALIBER TRACK AT JCSU

Want to test your running speed on the same track as an Olympic athlete? Thanks to a newly resurfaced track at Johnson C. Smith University, you won’t have to travel to London to do it. The new track surface was laid last summer using material made by Mondo, an Italian company that has provided all the tracks at the main Olympic stadiums since 1992. This year’s Olympics in London also featured Mondo track surfaces. Mondo was chosen because the original surface was their product, and they would guarantee their material being overlaid on the existing surface. The Johnson C. Smith track resurfacing project came about because Mecklenburg County has a contract with the university to allow Park and Recreation and the public to use the track. The contract calls for the track to be resurfaced every 10 years, and this year it was time. Getting it all done was the responsibility of the newly named Asset and Facility Management (AFM), formerly Real Estate Services. Read more












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