Happy Memorial Day Weekend! This is my absolute favorite weekend outside of the holidays. It means summer is officially here … longer days … visits to the pool … hanging out with family and friends … So what better way to celebrate summer than with a picnic! I blogged about this last year and got great feedback – so I thought I’d remind everyone about a great resource we have right at our fingertips – Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation. Did you know that Mecklenburg County has over 75 facilities for rent ranging from large, medium or small shelters to indoor facilities and wedding sites? Go to the Parks and Rec site for all the details on capacity, amenities, directions, rates and rental information. We attended a birthday party at Latta Park in Dilworth (with the spraygrounds) and it was a lot of fun! It was so nice to have the park shelter as a home base for food and drinks, and of course birthday cake!
There is also information on the site about local parks, spraygrounds, nature preserves, athletic fields and fitness centers. I was actually quite impressed with the options available to us and had no idea all this was out there at our disposal!
If you’ve had good experiences with Parks and Rec or other fun things to recommend for the summer, let us know! And stay tuned for a Smarty Review of the local spraygrounds coming soon.