Whether you’re looking for the perfect picnic spot or a place to take the family for bike rides, frisbee, or just a walk in the woods, so to speak, you probably already know there are endless opportunities available through Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. This spring, even the most frequent park visitors are in for something new, as renovated or rebuilt park shelters and facilities re-open for the season.
The new shelter at Hornets Nest Park is one of our favorite new spaces. It’s situated within a few steps of easily accessible parking and overlooks the lake and fountain. With private indoor restrooms and magnificent high ceilings, its abundance of windows make this space feel like you’re still connected to the outdoors. To top it off there’s even a grill out back to make your get together the envy of the entire park! The Hornets Nest Park shelter just reopened, so it’s sure to be in high demand.
Need to please a larger crowd? Check out what’s happening up near the lake. Along with the million dollar views here, you’ll want to keep you’re eye on the changes coming to the Waterfront Hall here at Jetton Park. It’s currently under construction and progress is moving fast. This space offers exceptional views of Lake Norman, but once it’s completed the best views might also be on the inside. The woodwork and finishes will be nothing short of breathtaking and certainly will provide an exceptional backdrop to any event.
For those closer to uptown, the Veterans Park indoor shelter has been completely redone to include amenities to make parkgoers of all ages happy. With its 70-person capacity, even the largest groups will find plenty of space to spread out here. The shelter is situated in the shade of some magnificent oak trees, too. A pair of outdoor grills and private restrooms are just steps away from the playground and a summer favorite, the splash ground!
There are so many great spaces and place getting makeovers or renovations, just in time for your warm weather events, family reunions, birthday parties, picnics, and even weddings. No matter what your occasion, there’s probably something perfect just for you.
Ready to reserve your space? It’s easy! Start right here with a quick look at available facilities and calendars!