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Nature Preserves and Nature Centers

Mecklenburg County maintains Nature Preserves to provide habitat for both common and rare plants and animals, preserve the beauty of Mecklenburg's natural areas, provide sites for educational activities and facilitate the observation of wildlife & natural communities. Many preserves also offer passive outdoor recreation opportunities compatible with the protection of the natural area.


Park and Recreation also operates three Nature Centers spread on three corners of the county. Our nature-themed programs are low cost for all residents to enjoy. The Centers provide great opportunities to learn, explore, and discover what nature has to offer. With public programs to field trips, outdoor recreation opportunities, and special events throughout the year there is always something exciting for visitors.​ ​


Office Location:

15222 York Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28278


Kevin Metcalf