Tag Archives: Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec

An afternoon on Charlotte’s longest greenway

The map told me to expect a long ride. And even though it was most recent version, it couldn’t keep up with the system’s expansion. Instead of seven miles to explore, I was getting a bonus mile and a half. At 8.5 miles, I was now getting to explore the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation greenway system’s longest stretch of interconnected trail. read more

Kick ’em out! (Your kids, that is)

The following GGNC story appeared in the November 23 editions of The News & Observer in Raleigh and the Charlotte Observer. It’s rerun here, with links. For additional information about getting kids outside, visit yesterday’s post.

The virtues of kids being outdoors have been touted in a number of studies. But when it comes down to it, the proof is in the playing. read more