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Charlotte, NC 28216

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Planning and Construction Projects​

  
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Abersham/Fisher Farm/Allison Farm Regional Park/WBRR-GWY

This project includes the Master planning of these three sites in partnership with the Town of Davidson and the development of Phase I.  Phase I is projected to include an extension of West Branch Rocky River Greenway from the Abersham property, through the Allison Farm and Fisher Farm properties.  Park improvements, such as parking will be included in Phase I.    Concept Plan

Phase I Master Plan Implementation approved by Davidson Town Board on August 11, 2015.  This project is currently in design.  Construction to start by fall 2016.
Barton Creek Greenway

Barton Creek Greenway will utilize a creek corridor as well as an existing utility corridor to connect JW Clay Blvd. to existing Mallard Creek Greenway. This project is partially funded by NCDOT.   

Construction is anticipated to start by fall 2016.

Bradford Regional Park

​Development of Phase III - the build-out of the soccer complex.  Improvements are projected to include adding synthetic fields, lighting and additional parking. BradfordPublic_Meeting_Minutes_20170306.pdf Aerial Overview.pdf OVERALL SITE PLAN.pdf

​Project currently in Design.

Briar Creek Greenway-Randolph Road to Meadowbrook Lane

​This proposed greenway section is ~ 1 mile long linking Eastover Park at the Mint Museum with the Catawba Lands Conservancy property at Meadowbrook Rd.  This greenway will be developed in partnership with Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services - Briar Creek Stream Enhancement project. 

​This project is currently in design.  Construction is anticipated to start by Spring/Summer 2017.  

Campbell Creek Greenway

This project is a 1 mile extension of the existing Campbell Creek Greenway at WT Harris Blvd  to Lockmont Drive.  The Greenway will go under WT Harris Blvd, traverse adjacent to the creek and terminate at the end of Lockmont Drive. 

Campbell Creek Greenway-Site Plan.pdf 

December 2013 Community Workshop  Meeting Minutes June 2014 Community Workshop

Construction is underway and will continue until late 2017.  

Charles Avenue Park - Shelter

This project is projected to add a new picnic shelter and park amenities such as rope climb equipment, landscaping, play area and benches. 

Community Meeting_presentation.pdf

Construction started summer 2016 and is projected to be completed by Spring 2017.  IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Park will be closed to the public from Oct. 24th until Spring 2017.   

Clarks Creek Greenway- Hampton Place Connector

A funding partnership with Hampton Place neighborhood has made it possible to proceed with the design and construction of a bridge and trail connecting the neighborhood to existing Clark's Creek Greenway

Clarks Creek Greenway - Hampton Place Connection.pdf

Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2016. 

Cordelia Park Shelter

​This project will add a new indoor park shelter to Cordelia Park.  Neighborhood_Meeting101016.pdfPresentation_NeighborhoodMeeting101016.pdf

​Construction is projected to start January 2017 and last ~ 1 year.

Crossridge Neighborhood Park

Master Planning and development of a n​ew neighborhood park in western portion of Mecklenburg County.

 Community Meeting Presentation (September 2015)

Meeting Minutes_

​Construction is projected to start Fall 2016 and last ~ 6 months.

David B. Waymer Recreation Center Renovations

​Renovation of the Historic Torrence-Lytle High School gymnasium located at 14200 Holbrook Road, Huntersville, NC. Renovations include; abatement, demolition, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing, interior finishes and associated site work.​

Waymer Gym - Community Meeting 2 - Sept 29 2016.pdf  Waymer Rec Cen - Outline Summary  Comm Mtg2  9-20-16.pdf

Project is currently in Design with construction projected to start Spring 2017; Construction completion Fall 2017

Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center

This project is a new outdoor family aquatic center that will replace the outdated aquatic facility built in 1956.  Projected amenities include a 6,000 sq. ft. pool with zero depth entries, 6 (25 yards) swim lanes, a waterslide, dive blocks, splash pool and a pool deck.  Additional amenities include new restroom and shower facilities as well as two family accessible restrooms.  Groundbreaking August 4, 2016; 10 am.DoubleOaks_elevations.pdf DoubleOaks_FamilyAquatic_info.plans.pdf

​​Community Meeting Presentation  (March 2015)

​Construction Groundbreaking was August 4, 2016 and completion is projected for for Summer 2017.  

Druid Hills Neighborhood Park

​This project adds improvements such as a Community Garden and Fitness Equipment to the Druid Hills Park.  This project has been made possible by a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association Grant; a Neighborhood Matching Grant for community gardens; and a Grant from the Trust for Public Lands for Fitness Equipment.

​Community Garden Opening Ceremony was held 10/30/15. 

Fitness Equipment has been installed and is open to the public. 

Eagles Landing Park

​Master Planning and development of a new neighborhood park in the North Region of Mecklenburg County.

 

​Construction is projected to start summer 2016 and last ~ 6 months.

Eastway Regional Recreation Center
Evergreen Nature Preserve

Master Planning and development of amenities to the Evergreen Nature Preserve located on Norland Road.  This nature preserve is the closest one to Uptown Charlotte.

​Construction is projected to start fall 2016 and last ~ 1 year.

Flat Branch Nature Preserve

​Master Planning and development of amenities to the Nature Preserve located on Tom Short Road in southern Mecklenburg County adjacent to Polo Ridge Elementary School.  This nature preserve will offer significant opportunities for hands-on, outdoor science classes. 

​Construction started February 2016 and is projected to last ~ 1 year.

Freedom Park Improvements

This project involved upgrades to 4 existing park shelters, renovations of the Band shell and restroom improvements.    ​

Design Development Presentation.pdf

​Shelters are now open to the public.  Restroom improvements are projected to be completed by winter 2016.

Friendship Sportsplex

This project involved the Master Planning and development of phase I in partnership with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.  Phase I included 2 lighted baseball/softball fields, a restroom shelter/concession building, a picnic shelter and a playground.

​Construction has been completed.  Grand Opening Ceremony - Tuesday, August 30 (10am - 11am).

Holly Bend House

This project includes the renovation of the historic Holly Bend House (circa 1795) located in Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge. 

​This project is currently in design and projected to start construction by fall 2017. 

Hornets Nest Park Shelter

​This project includes a new indoor multi-purpose shelter. 

​Construction started march 2016 and is projected to be completed by fall 2016.

Hucks Road Community Park

​Construction is projected to start winter 2016 and last ~ 1 year. 

Irwin Creek Greenway - West Blvd. to Remount Rd.
A 0.8 mile greenway extension from the existing greenway in Clanton Road Park, going under Remount Road and terminating at West Blvd with a pocket park.   

​Construction is ongoing and anticipated to be completed by fall 2016.

Jetton Regional Park Shelters

​This project involves the renovation of 3 existing structures. The bike barn will be renovated to be an Indoor pavilion shelter.  The roof will be replaced on the other 2 buildings.  

Public Meeting_April25_2016.pdf

Construction is projected to start in fall 2016 and last ~ 1 year.

Latta Nature Preserve/Nature Center

This project includes the master planning and development of a new Visitor Center and amenity improvements to the nature preserve. 

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is getting some badly needed upgrades and renovated amenities.  The property will be getting new shelters and a renovated bathroom at the waterfront parking area at the end of Sample Rd., covered storage and work space at the County maintenance compound, building repairs at the Latta Equestrian Center, repairs to the Historic Latta House, walking and equestrian trail improvements, a new accessible canoe/kayak launch and a new visitors center to replace the existing Latta Plantation Nature Center.    

Public Meeting PRESENTATION_2.25.16.pdf 

​Site work and roadwork construction is ongoing and projected to be completed by fall 2016.

The new Nature Center is currently in design and projected to start construction by January 2017. 

Linda Lake Neighborhood Park

​This project is currently in design and construction is projected to start by January 2017. 

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - I-485 to Polk Historic Site

​This section of greenway is ~ 1.8 miles greenway extension from I-485 to the Polk Historic Site.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

​This section is currently in design and projected to start construction after spring 2017.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Parkwood/Cordelia Park Entrances

This project will extend the Little Sugar Creek Greenway north along the creek by 1,400 linear feet, cross under Parkwood Avenue Bridge and through the park to Davidson Street, as well as include a 700 linear foot connector from the greenway north along Davidson Street to 24th Street.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

​Construction started in April 2016 and is projected to be completed by fall 2016. 

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Polk Historic Site to SC State Line

​This section of greenway is ~ 2.9 miles greenway extension from the Polk Historic Site to the South Carolina State Line.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

​This section is currently in design.  Construction will depend on funding.  

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Tyvola Rd. to Huntingtowne Farms Park

​This section of greenway is ~ 1.4 miles in length and winds through Park Road Park along the way.  This greenway is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

Map

​Construction began in summer 2016 and is projected to last ~ 18 months to complete.  http://charmeckauth.ci.charlotte.nc.us/_layouts/images/pdficon_small.gif

Little Sugar Creek Greenway- Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485

This section of greenway is ~ 2.5 miles greenway extension from Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

Presentation_Community Workshop_LSCG_HF Park_485.pdf

LSCG public meeting comment 10 12 15.pdf

LSCG public meeting commentS TH-1 10 12 15.pdf

LSCG public meeting comments TH-2 10 12 15.pdf

This section is currently in design and projected to start construction after spring 2017.  

Long Creek Greenway Phase I

​This project involves the development of Phase I of Long Creek Greenway, which is projected to extend approximately 1-1/2 miles from I-77 to Target along Long Creek and Dixon Branch Road in North Mecklenburg County.

​This section is currently under Design.  Construction is anticipated to start by spring 2017.

McAlpine Creek Greenway - Sardis Rd. to Providence Rd. 

This 1 mile extension of McAlpine Creek Greenway will meander through woodland highlighting restored wetlands and creek.  Once complete, the Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenway system will be 5 miles long. Parking will be available at Old Bell Road providing access to existing and proposed greenway sections.

McAlpine Creek Gwy Sardis2Providence.pdf 

Project is currently in design. 

McDowell Creek Greenway - Torrence Creek Gwy to Chilgrove Ln.

This project is ~ 1.0 mile long greenway that will extend from existing Torrence Creek Greenway, under Gilead Rd. to Chilgrove Ln.  mcdowell preliminary presentation-rev.pdfMcDowell_Greenway_Exhibit1.pdfMeeting Notes_McDowell Community Meeting 2015-11-10.pdf

This section of greenway is currently in design.  Construction is anticipated to start by spring 2017.

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center Renovation

​This project involved renovations to the existing Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, which opened in 1991 as the area's only 50M indoor pool.  Some of the renovations included expanding the lobby and the fitness area, new family locker rooms, renovations to the existing men's and women's locker rooms, new bleachers, renovations to the 50-meter and warm pools such as new pool deck and finishes, new trench drain, new filtration system, new pool surfaces and flooring, new diving boards and starting blocks, new ultraviolet disinfection system, new bulkheads, upgrades to the gutter system and improvements to the mechanical, electrical, and telecommunication systems.  Meeting Minutes (May 2014)

The newly updated Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center re-opened to the public on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Mecklenburg County Regional Complex - Phase II

Phase II of development will include 4 synthetic turf multi-purpose fields, 2 natural turf multi-purpose fields and a 2,700 seat grass stadium, locker rooms & 100 person conference room. 

Meeting Presentation (Sept. 2014)

The Sportsplex is expected to open to the public by January 2017.  The grass fields will not be available to the public until the fall of 2017, to allow for an adequate grow in period.

 

Progress Park Shelter

​This project will add a new outdoor shelter to Progress Park. 

​Construction started and completion is projected to be completed by Spring 2017.  IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Park will be closed to the public from Oct. 24th until Spring 2017.   

Queens University Tennis Complex

Phase I of development includes 13 tennis courts and a Championship court with restrooms.  ​

Sports Complex Aerial Rendering 11-28-11.pdf

​This project is currently in design and projected to start construction by spring 2017. 

Ramsey Creek Park Beach

​This project added a new swim beach and improvements to Ramsey Creek Park.  Park improvements included 3 outdoor shelters, a bathhouse, restrooms and upgrades to the existing playground. 

The Grand Opening Ceremony of ​Ramsey Creek Beach took place on May 24, 2016.  

Second Ward Gym Renovation Project

​Historic Second Ward Gym will be renovated and used as ancillary space for the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Programming to be offered by Park and Recreation at the gym will include activities such as athletics, camps and fitness classes. The renovated gym will also provide a display area for historic artifacts and memorabilia collected by the Second Ward High School Alumni Foundation. Second Ward High School was opened in 1923 as the City's first high school for African-American students. The school was closed in 1969 and was largely demolished along with other historic buildings in the former Brooklyn Village neighborhood. 2nd Ward Visioning Presentation.pdf20160720_16-005 Visioning Session Minutes (003).pdf Visioning Session Summary.pdf100116Stakeholder Meeting.pdf20161011Public Meeting.pdf

​This project is currently in design and projected to start construction by summer 2017.

Southwest Community Park

This project includes 2 Championship baseball field, a restroom/storage facility, dugouts, a shelter, field sprigging and irrigation system and landscape planting.

Community Meeting Presentation  Meeting Minutes

Current site plan - in progress

​Construction started February 2016 and is projected to last ~ 1 year.

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve

This project includes the master planning and development of a new Nature Center and amenities to the nature preserve that will serve Southeast Mecklenburg County and the towns of Matthews and Mint Hill.​Community Presentation_61515.pdf  ; Meeting_Minutes_61515.pdf InformationSession092616.pdf

​This project is currently in design and projected to start construction by spring 2017.

Teddington Park

This project involved the master planning and development of a neighborhood park in the northwest region of Mecklenburg County.  ​Teddington Park - Public Presentation Teddington-PublicMeeting#2_MINUTES 2016.5 Teddington Meeting Minutes.pdf

​Per vote at Community Meeting held on 5/24/16, MCP&R will not be back to develop this property as a neighborhood park.  A motion was made to ‘Stop the Park’ and seconded.  A majority vote to ‘Stop the Park’ was decided.

Thomas McAllister Winget Regional Park

​The third phase of development of Winget Park will include a renovation of the existing softball field and an addition of 3 new softball fields with dugouts and 300 feet homerun fences.  All 4 fields are projected to be lighted with MUSCO LED athletic lights.   Approximately 180 new parking spaces will be added with landscape trees for a new total of 240 parking spaces.  Also, a neighborhood connector trail/sidewalk to Chapel Cove neighborhood will be added. 

WingetParkPublicMtg_05.09.16.pdf

05. 09.16_WingetPark_PublicMeetingMinutes.pdf

​This project is currently in design and is projected to start construction by fall 2016. 

Toby Creek Greenway Phase II- Rocky River Road to Hwy 49

The second phase will connect existing Toby Creek Greenway at Hwy. 49 to Rocky River Rd.  This section of the greenway will provide access to existing Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenways, UNC Charlotte, schools, sports amenities and extensive dining and retail areas.  Community Workshop Meeting Minutes

​Construction is underway and anticipated to be complete by spring 2017.    

Veterans Park Shelter

​​This project involves the renovation of an indoor multi-purpose shelter and a new stand alone restroom building.  Community Meeting PresentationMeeting Minutes (July 2014)

​Construction started in March 2016 and is projected to be completed by winter 2016. 

West Charlotte Recreation Center

​This project involves the renovation of an existing recreation center to improve functionality and programming opportunities. 

​Construction started in February 2016 and is projected to be completed by winter 2016. 

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Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

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Park Planning
980-314-1000