Partners for Parks works with many community groups who are interested in funding parks and recreation programs as well as park capital improvements in the Charlotte region. Please see below for information on all of our funds.

Featured Funds

General Fund

General Fund

Partners for Parks “General Fund” is an Unrestricted Fund that is used primarily to supplement on going recreation programs and facility improvements. Funds are distributed at the Board’s discretion for such programs as summer camp scholarships, the Reedy Creek “Nature Play” playground construction or sponsoring a Nature Trail Construction Conference. We actively pursue both public and private partners in order to increase the value of donations made for specific projects or programs. Moreover, this fund is used to send Board Members to national and state conferences in order to lobby Congress and the State Legislature for support for recreation programs and open space preservation. The fund is also used to sponsor fund raising activities such as our “Annual Awards & Sponsor Social” that recognizes individuals and public/private entities that supported recreation and open space initiatives.

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2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials

Partners for Parks, the Local Organizing Committee, is responsible for bringing the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Cycling, Swimming and Track & Field to Charlotte June 30 – July 2, 2016.  These Team Trial events will be held at various locations in Charlotte (eg University Research Park, Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center and Johnson C. Smith University) and will attract approximately 500+ Paralympic athletes from all across the United States.

By donating to Partners for Parks’ U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Fund, you will provide the necessary support for various activities showcasing great athletes, demonstrating the power of sportsmanship, spreading Paralympic values and awareness, and giving rise to new champions in our community. The U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Fund will also support local marketing, transportation, volunteers and other logistical efforts for these events.

This is the first time that the USOC has held these three Paralympic Time Trials in the same location so Partners for Parks, the Local Organizing Committee, is anxious to demonstrate that Charlotte is the place that future USOC events can be held. With your financial support and volunteerism we will make the 2016 U.S. Paralympics Team Trials a great success.

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Annual Sponsorship

Annual Sponsorship

Sponsorship offers the best kind of exposure for your organization, demonstrating your commitment to making this a healthier and more enjoyable community for the thousands of individuals and families that live here or visit regularly, and who love the parks. As a valuable community partner, you help Partners for Parks grant funds every year to parks and recreation in our region. Sponsorship levels range from $5,000+ Presenting Sponsor to $250 Donor Sponsor. For more details and to become an Annual Sponsor, visit our sponsor page.
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Annual Awards & Sponsor Social Ticket – $50

Annual Awards & Sponsor Social Ticket – $50

For an evening in the Fall each year, we recognize recent accomplishments at our Annual Awards Event at Dressler’s Restaurant at the Metropolitan, overlooking the recently restored Little Sugar Creek Greenway. At this event we recognize our generous Sponsors and celebrate the achievements of some of the region’s most successful green space developments, park projects and community volunteers from the year. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our Events page.
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Asheville International All Ages Park

Asheville International All Ages Park

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Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

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Benefit Concert – $5 ea. or $20 for family (4 or more)

Benefit Concert – $5 ea. or $20 for family (4 or more)

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Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

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Cabarrus County ALP General Fund

Cabarrus County ALP General Fund

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Charlotte Disc Golf

Charlotte Disc Golf

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Clanton Park

Clanton Park

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Community Gardens

Community Gardens

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Cornelius General Fund

Cornelius General Fund

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Cornelius Pickle Ball Fund

Cornelius Pickle Ball Fund

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David Waymer Flying Field

David Waymer Flying Field

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Dog Parks

Dog Parks

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Dowd House

Dowd House

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Druid Hills Park

Druid Hills Park

The Druid Hills Neighborhood Park playground was scheduled to be replaced… but now it’s being supersized. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Partners for Parks and Cunningham Recreation pooled their resources to truly enhance the park. Interested in helping? Please donate below.
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Elon Park Recreation Center

Elon Park Recreation Center

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Fourth Ward Park

Fourth Ward Park

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Freedom Park

Freedom Park

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Friends of Davie Park

Friends of Davie Park

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Friends of Hickory Donations

Friends of Hickory Donations

We believe that as a community we should commit time, creative energy, and money towards the continued development of our city. We want to rally our citizens to become more involved so we can all be proud of being part of Hickory NC. Hickory is a great place to live – beautiful weather, in the foothills of the mountains, on a lake, less than an hour to an international airport and city, and we have great people here! Please help us build a great park as success in this will help us have success in future endeavors. Please donate to Friends of Hickory by visiting our Donate page and select the designated fund – Friends of Hickory Donations.
Friends of Hickory Donations

Friends of Hickory Membership

Friends of Hickory Membership

Together, let’s make Hickory an even better place to live, work, and play. Become a “Friend of Hickory” today! Suggested annual membership: $25 (make checks payable to “Partners for Parks” designation: Friends of Hickory) and send to Partners for Parks, PO Box 681779, Charlotte, NC 28216. To pay $25 annual membership online, please visit our Donate page and select the designated fund – Friends of Hickory Membership.
Friends of Hickory Membership

Greenways Fund

Greenways Fund

The Greenways Fund provides funding to greenways in our region. Interested in helping? Please donate below. Donate Now To The Greenways Fund

Hats Off to Parks

Hats Off to Parks

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Horticulture

Horticulture

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Huntersville Community Center

Huntersville Community Center

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Huntersville Greenways

Huntersville Greenways

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Huntersville Pool & Fitness Center

Huntersville Pool & Fitness Center

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Huntersville Music in the Park

Huntersville “Music in the Park”

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Huntersville Recreation Programs

Huntersville Recreation Programs

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Independence Park

Independence Park

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Ivory-Baker Recreation Center

Ivory-Baker Recreation Center

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Latta Park

Latta Park

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Latta Plantation

Latta Plantation

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Little Sugar Creek begins in Cordelia Park in East Charlotte, travels past uptown and historic neighborhoods, through South Charlotte and ends at the North Carolina, South Carolina State line. Little Sugar Creek is a 15-mile natural treasure that the community is working to restore and preserve. The vision is to build a linear greenway corridor that follows the path of Little Sugar Creek and connects urban, rural and suburban areas in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community with particular emphasis on the connectivity to suburban towns.

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Long Creek Greenway

Long Creek Greenway

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Mallard Creek Greenway

Mallard Creek Greenway

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Matthews Rice Road Park Playground Fund

Matthews Rice Road Park Playground Fund

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Matthews Walking/Biking Trails Fund

Matthews Walking/Biking Trails Fund

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McAlpine Greenway

McAlpine Greenway

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McDowell Nature Center

McDowell Nature Center

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Mecklenburg County Greenway System

Mecklenburg County Greenway System

The Mecklenburg County Greenway System is quickly becoming one of the finest in the country. Greenways linear parks that are vegetated natural buffers that improve water quality, reduce the impacts of flooding, and provide wildlife habitat. Greenway trails provide recreation, art, education, transportation, fitness, and economic benefits for the community to enjoy. In efforts to build a healthier and cleaner environment, the Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department is working to develop greenways across the county.

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Memorial Bricks, Trees and Benches

Memorial Bricks, Trees and Benches

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Mid Catawba Canoe & Kayak

Mid Catawba Canoe & Kayak

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Military Golf Outing

Military Golf Outing

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Nature Camp for Kids Scholarships

Nature Camp for Kids Scholarships Fund

The Nature Camp for Kids Scholarships Fund provides opportunities for financially challenged families to send their children to a nature camp. Interested in helping? Please donate below.
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Newtown Playground at Park Road Park

Newtown Playground at Park Road Park

Playground located at Park Road Park in memory of the victims of the Newtown, CT tragedy.

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Oaklawn Recreation Center

Oaklawn Recreation Center

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Open Streets 704

Open Streets 704

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Ramblewood Park

Ramblewood Park

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RAY’S Splash Planet

RAY’S Splash Planet

RAY’S Splash Planet is Mecklenburg County’s largest indoor water park and fitness center. The water park is open year round and features a 3-story double figure 8 giant slide, lazy river and interactive “saturation station.” RAY’S Splash Planet offers a perfect day of fun for the whole family. There is an adult’s only cardio theatre that overlooks the water park and offers full circuit resistance equipment and a separate free weight room.

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RAY’S Splash Planet Scholarships

RAY’S Splash Planet Scholarships

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Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

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Ribbonwalk

Ribbonwalk

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Romare Bearden Art in the Parks Fund

Romare Bearden Art in the Parks Fund

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Romare Bearden Park

Romare Bearden Park

Romare Bearden Park is a full city block located at the corner of S. Church and 3rd St. right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. The park includes areas that reference the work of Romare Bearden, a world reknowned artist born in Charlotte. Much of Romare Bearden’s work focuses on his own memories and how those memories evolved over time. Bearden’s time in Paris influenced his work. An area of the park is aptly named “Paris Memory”. Other features of the park include Big Moon Green – a large open lawn area, The Formal Oval – an area suffice for small events, Childhood Muse Plaza – a place for children of all ages with interactive water features and public art, and The Baseball Plaza – directly across from the Charlotte Knights baseball stadium at the corner of Mint St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.

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Sedgefield Park

Sedgefield Park Fund

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Senior Games

 

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Senior Centers

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Senior Games

Senior Games

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Skateparks

Skateparks

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Soccer Fields Improvements

Soccer Fields Improvements

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Southwest Park District

Southwest Park District

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St Mary’s Chapel at Thompson Park

St Mary’s Chapel at Thompson Park

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Steele Creek Trails

Steele Creek Trails

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Stewardship – Hummingbird Festival

Stewardship – Hummingbird Festival

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Teens Outside

Teens Outside

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Tennis Scholarships

Tennis Scholarships

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Therapeutic – Baseball

Therapeutic – Baseball

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Therapeutic – Flag Football

Therapeutic – Flag Football

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Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation

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Therapeutic Recreation – Ray’s Camp Scholarships

Therapeutic Recreation – Ray’s Camp Scholarships

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Thomasboro Recreation Center

Thomasboro Recreation Center

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Troutman Park & Recreation Improvements

Troutman Park & Recreation Improvements

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Waxhaw Friends of Parks

Waxhaw Friends of Parks

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Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec

Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec

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Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Amphitheater

Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Amphitheater

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Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Community Center

Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Community Center

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Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Festival

Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Festival

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Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Paved Trail

Wesley Chapel Friends of Parks & Rec Paved Trail

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West Charlotte Recreation Center

West Charlotte Recreation Center

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Williams Memorial Youth Soccer

Williams Memorial Youth Soccer

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Winterfield Community Garden

Winterfield Community Garden

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