The 2014 Parks Build Community Project was the completion of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park opened in 2011 and featured a playground, community garden, gravel walking trail and picnic tables. The project focused on improving access to this space and increasing recreation options to the neighbors of the park in this economically disadvantaged neighborhood.
Residents find the development continues to build a sense of neighborhood pride and strong positive identity already underway thanks to this nine-acre space. NRPA along with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and partners Playworld Systems, Greenfields Outdoor Fitness, Poligon by Porter Corp. and Cornilleau USA added:
The Dedication ceremony was held during the NRPA Annual Conference
There is a sense of pride for the Parks Build Community Projects among the NRPA membership and many an attendee of the NRPA Annual Conference. Those that attended the dedication and reopening of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park during the conference experienced this firsthand and got to see the “legacy we leave behind.”
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