The Park and Recreation Department is home to 210 parks and facilities located on more than 21,000 acres of parkland throughout Mecklenburg County. The department is also responsible for 18 recreation centers, 7 public golf facilities, 3 indoor pools, 2 outdoor pools, 3 nature centers, a public campground and disc golf courses. For outdoor enthusiasts there are 33 miles of developed greenways and 147 miles of undeveloped greenways. Mecklenburg Park and Recreation is responsible for 21 nature preserves. The department budget is approximately $33M and includes 335 FT staff and over 600 PT and seasonal staff. Additionally, the Park and Recreation department budget is also responsible for the maintenance of assets and land worth over $1B.
As the Park & Recreation Director for Mecklenburg County, you will be responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of the department. The department is continually recognized for its cutting-edge programs, state-of the-art facilities and unique partnerships. The ideal candidate will lead a dynamic and talented team, embrace change and innovation, be dedicated to building a better community and will continue the expectation of having a park system recognized as a leader across the country.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and six years of progressively responsible management experience directly related experience to the area assigned. Master's degree preferred. Licensing Requirements: Some positions may require Valid Driver's License, Licensure related to the area managed.
County of Mecklenburg, NC
Mecklenburg County is home
to approximately 1,000,000
residents and the City of Charlotte.
With 6.9 million residents within
100 miles, Mecklenburg County
and Charlotte lie in the heart of
a region that is the sixth largest
urban area in the United States.
Mecklenburg County has the largest
population of any county in the
State of North Carolina. The County
includes the City of Charlotte; the
towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and
Huntersville (north of Charlotte); and
the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill,
and Pineville (south and southeast
Mecklenburg County is the most
populous county between Atlanta,
Georgia and Washington, D.C. In
fact, between 2005 and 2015, the
metropolitan region’s population
growth rate averaged 2.6 percent.
Over the last decade, Mecklenburg
County has attracted a large and
growing number of people from
around the country and the world.
As a major hub for American
Airlines – one of the country’s
largest airlines – it is easy to get to
Mecklenburg County. This access
has helped attract several Fortune
500 and 1000 companies that bring
millions of investment dollars into
the local economy. With a worldrenowned
park and recreation
system, a range of professional
and minor league sports teams,
and diverse communities, people
who come to Mecklenburg County
find an energized downtown and a
variety of living options.
The North Carolina Constitution
gives residents of all counties the
right to elect a Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC). Since
1994, Mecklenburg County has
been governed by a nine-member
BOCC with six members elected
by districts and three elected at–
large. The BOCC appoints a County
Manager who is the CEO of the
organization. For more information
about Mecklenburg County,
please visit the County website at