We Need Your Help! Gimme Shelter from the rains….. Festival in the Park welcomes each fall with rows of tents along Freedom Park, showcasing art, entertainment and more. Those signature tents offer shelter from the weather, protect art, stage dressing areas, cover face painting and so much more. But three days of massive rains in…

The grand opening of Romare Bearden has been moved to the last weekend of August due to delays in project construction caused by unforeseen site conditions and prolonged bad weather.   There will be a benefit concert at Freedom park on June 15th with Nnenna Freelon and The Branford Marsalis Quartet and proceeds will go to Partners…

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Partners for Parks celebrated the 100th anniversary of Romare Bearden’s birthday on September 2nd with a groundbreaking ceremony. The Romare Bearden Park in the Third Ward section of uptown Charlotte is one step closer to reality. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday morning at the corner…

Hands On Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation are teaming up to build an 11.5 acre park in the Lincoln Heights community.  The long term plan for park development involves Park and Recreation supplying the land and the community pitching in for development.   The Hands on Charlotte – Park and Rec collaboration represents…

The Board of County Commissioners will be presented with a list of prioritized capital projects in July 2011. They have a very large list of projects waiting to be completed. In January the BOCC established a set of criteria to evaluate and rank these projects. They asked their staff to conduct this process. July is…

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