Albemarle Road Park
Albemarle Road Park
Albemarle Road Park is a neighborhood park in the South Park Region of Mecklenburg County. The entrance to Albemarle Road Park is off of W.T. Harris Blvd just south of Albemarle Road. Albemarle Road Park is approximately 21 acres of predominately wooded land with walking trails that is surrounded by Albemarle Road Elementary School, Albemarle Road Middle School and the Albemarle Road Recreation Center. Albemarle Road Park and Albemarle Road Recreation Center are divided by a major road, W.T. Harris Blvd. The Albemarle Road Recreation Center features a full size gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, a meeting room, a nature trail, a multipurpose field and a playground.
Mecklenburg County is working to make improvements to Albemarle Road Park. The Albemarle Road Park Project will master plan, design and rebuild the park. The master plan completed aimed to identify community needs, wants, desires for the park; identify users interested in enjoying the park, develop a plan for implementation, and improve perception, safety, access, visibility and usability of the park. On Saturday, November 14, 2020, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation conducted a virtual public meeting to seek community input to help define the master plan.
The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners allocated $7 million to the improvement of existing local parks. Albemarle Road Park is one of the ten parks selected to receive this funding. Over the coming months, we will be working on the design process.
Below you will find project updates and timelines, meeting dates, key contact information, and other important information about the Albemarle Road Park project. You may also give feedback and ask questions. We encourage you to provide your input and stay connected!
Find more information on Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Capital Planning Projects at: https://parkandrec.mecknc.gov/site-menu/current-projects
Project Update (4/2023):
Mecklenburg County has been working hard to make improvements to Albemarle Road Park. This Park Improvements Project involves the master plan, design and redevelopment of the park. The original project budget allocated for this project was only for the Master Plan and the development of phase 1 (projected to include some trails and a community garden). Thankfully, in an effort to improve park equity, the Board of County Commissioners allocated additional funds in FY2022 to this project allowing the project to evolved to include the development of most of the amenities in the master plan. Over the past couple of years, the project team has completed the Master Plan, a Public Meeting, the site survey, some invasive species removal, overall park preliminary schematics and cost estimates, playground planning, design concepts studies and reviews, permitting pre-submittal meeting and the site plan. Over the next 4-7 months, the design team will be finalizing the design and applying for the necessary permits to rebuild the park.
Albemarle Road Park Site Plan:
The Albemarle Road Park Master Plan has been completed. We thank you for all your comments and input. The master plan is a vision for the future of the park that has taken into consideration an evaluation of the site and public input.
Thank you for your participation at the virtual public meeting on Saturday, November 14! If you missed the public meeting, you can still watch the video of the meeting via the link below. The PDF presentation is also available in the documents section at the bottom of this page. We invite you to continue to provide us with your feedback!
Public Meeting for Albemarle Road Park
Virtual Public Meeting
November 14, 2020 at 10AM
Design & Permitting
Spring 2022 - Winter 2023
Bidding & Construction
Winter 2023 - Winter 2024
Joyce Figueroa, Planner
Joyce.Figueroa@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 980-314-1055