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Union County, North Carolina

Master Plan

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Parks contribute to the livability of a community and the health and well-being of its citizens. A park is an asset to the community, often functioning as one or more of the following: a community meeting space, a venue for the arts, an environmental conservation area and an economic driver. It is a space that: enhances the quality of life in a community; catalyzes development (or redevelopment) stimulating private investment, particularly on land in close proximity; and improves the overall health and well-being of the residents.

The 2015-2025 Union County Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan provides a framework for expanding the existing parks and recreation system into one that meets the needs of a rapidly growing population in Union County. The successful implementation of the Plan relies upon a solid foundation of partnerships between and coordination across multiple entities with shared interests. It is through partnerships with municipalities, schools, non-profit organizations, private entities and other governmental bodies that a more efficient, effective and expansive system can be achieved. With the implementation of this Master Plan, a wide array of benefits will contribute to a better quality of life throughout the community.