Charlotte Talks: Improving Our Park System

May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Credit Trust for Public Lands

The new national park rankings are out, and once again Charlotte is at the bottom. Guest host David Boraks sits down with a panel to discuss this.

The annual ParkScore ranking by the Trust for Public Land praises the city for average park size, but dings us when it comes to park accessibility and per-resident spending. Charlotte ranks 96th among the nation's 100 largest cities - about the same as the last six years.

We talk with the director of the Mecklenburg County park system about that, about whether money for parks in the county budget is enough, and more.

 

Guests

 

Lee Jones, director of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

 

Heidi Pruess, chair of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commission, an advisory body to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners

 

Charlie McCabe, director of the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence