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About Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation (MCPR)

Mecklenburg County Park and RecreationThe Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is home to 210 parks and facilities located on more than 21,000 acres of parkland throughout Mecklenburg County. The department is also responsible for 18 recreation centers, 7 public golf facilities, 3 indoor pools, 2 outdoor pools, 3 nature centers, a public campground and disc golf courses. In Mecklenburg County you'll always have somewhere fun and exciting to go! For outdoor enthusiasts there are 33 miles of developed greenways and 147 miles of undeveloped greenways. Mecklenburg Park and Recreation is responsible for 21 nature preserves.

Watch the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation video and learn ways to Recreate All Year

2013 Community Survey (2008 Master Plan update)

2013 Annual Report

Park and Recreation 10-Year Master Plan

The structure of our department is organized to provide the most staff to each need and public interest. Formal divisions of the Park and Recreation Department are:

 Other links of interest in About MCPR section:

Geographically, the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is divided into three regions: North, South, and CentralView the region map

Park and Recreation Mission

"To enrich the lives of our citizens through the stewardship of the County's natural resources and the efficient and responsive provision of quality leisure opportunities, experiences, and partnerships."


Park and Recreation Vision Statement

"People who recreate in Mecklenburg County will have a system of parks, greenways, and open space located throughout the County that will provide more parkland per capita than the national average, will connect neighborhoods, satisfies public recreation needs, and will protect environmentally sensitive areas."



Office Location:

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


Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


Park Planning