Two kids sitting in blue kayaks on the water, smiling as they lift their paddles above their heads.
McDowell Nature Preserve (Nancy Pierce/MCPRD)


Weren’t able to join the July virtual principle discussions? Check out the presentations and feedback here.

August 17, 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual principle discussions on July 15 and July 16, 2020! We enjoyed saying hello remotely and discussing opportunities, concerns, and potential projects that support each of Meck Playbook’s four plan principles.

For those of you unable to join us, you can access the presentations and poll results and feedback from all four sessions via the links below.

Commit to Equity Session
Evolve and Grow Session 
Tell More Stories Session 
Move Beyond Boundaries Session 

Summary of Feedback from all four sessions 

Vision Fest Takeaways

July 30, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended Meck Playbook’s first virtual public workshops on June 23, 2020! We had a blast sharing our progress and discussing ideas with the Mecklenburg County community!

Over three sessions, we had 108 participants, representing 84% of Mecklenburg County’s zipcodes, and collected 148 comments. Ideas ranged from opportunities to share more stories about our shared history to safer crossings between neighborhoods and local parks to programs for nature education.

You can find a more detailed summary and poll results from the virtual public workshops here.

Want to view the recorded presentation? Click here.

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The following sites will be closed on these dates for wildlife management:

11/1-2 and 11/15-16: Latta Nature Preserve/Quest, Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge

11/8-9 and 11/22-23: McDowell Nature Preserve/Nature Center

Don't forget! When CMS schools are out, we have activities and programs for kids! Plan now for upcoming teacher workdays and holidays, including November 1 and 2.

Register here:

Seniors, are you looking for something new to do? How about chair aerobics, walking with a group or line dancing? Check out all the programs you can enjoy here:

Project Timeline

The 18-month plan development process has just begun! Below is a timeline with project milestones and goals for each step of the plan’s development.

  1. Phase 1 (Discovery)
    The first phase of Meck Playbook will begin with a review of plans previously created for the County and initial conversations with key stakeholders and initial public engagement.
  2. Phase 2 (Inventory)
    Meck Playbook will take inventory each of the system’s parks, nature preserves, greenways, trails and facilities, and research current asset access, demographic and recreation trends, and environmental systems.
  3. Phase 3 (Envision)
    The Playbook will focus on developing initial ideas, goals and future septs that will add up to a cohesive vision.
  4. We are here

    Phase 4 (Implementation)
    The master plan vision needs to be actionable and comprehensive. This phase of the plan will take the vision and goals and pair them with a series of recommendations that are prioritized as part of an implementation strategy.

Plan Presentations and Reports

Upcoming Events

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A woman playing pickleball on a blue court.
Two people playing pickleball on a blue court.

Queens University Tennis Complex at Marion Diehl Park (Nancy Pierce/MCPRD)

Past Events

Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews

November 20, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
2425 Sports Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105

Revolution Park Sports Academy

November 21, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
1225 Remount Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Hornet’s Nest Williamson Pavilion

November 21, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
6301 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
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Two young girls playing with hula hoops in a park with several people in the background.
Two young girls playing with hula hoops in a park.

Clark’s Creek Community Park (Nancy Pierce/MCPRD)