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Lifeguard Shortages And Latta Plantation: A Mecklenburg County Park And Recreation Update

Charlotte Park
George Weir
Uptown, from First Ward Park.

The summer brings people outdoors, whether it’s having a picnic in the park or taking a swim in a community pool. These activities are made possible by the park and recreation department.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department Director Lee Jones talks about park funding, lifeguard shortages, Latta Plantation and how the department is moving forward this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lee Jones, director of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation

Alexandra Watts is an interim assistant producer on Charlotte Talks. Previously, she worked with WFAE as a Report for America corps member, reporting on local government and community issues through a partnership between WFAE and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.