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Social Activities & Trips listed below
  • Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Trips and Activities
  • The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte Travel Adventures
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers
  • Historical Sites to Visit in Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • Levine Senior Center in Matthews
  • Davidson Parks and Recreation
  • Town of Huntersville


Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Trips and Activities 


MeckSeniors Day Trips
Travel across the state for exciting day trips!

Ages 55 and older
For more information contact email, call 980-314-1000

Register online - click on Eparks or the number listed for that program or come to the location where the program is offered.   Activities may be limited due to covid-19.  Call for more information. 


Park and Rec Programs and Activities
Registration is required for many programs whether or not there is a fee.  Programs may change due to covid-19 please call to get more information on programs being offered.  If there is a fee, phone registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only. 


Albemarle Road Recreation Center

5027 N. Idlewild Road
Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC

Berewick Recreation Center

5910 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC  28278
Bette Rae Thomas
2921 Tuckaseegee Road
Elon Recreation Center
1104 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Hickory Grove Recreation Center
6709 Pence Road
Charlotte, NC 28215

Ivory Baker Recreation Center
1920 Stroud Park Court
Charlotte, NC 28206

Mallard Creek Recreation Center
2530 Johnston-Oehler Road NE

Marion Diehl Recreation Center
2219 Tyvola Road

Naomi Drenan Recreation Center
750 Beal Street

Revolution Park Sports Academy
1225 Remount Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma Street

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center
943 W. Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28213

Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.

Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Tuckaseegee Road

West Charlotte Recreation Center
2400 Kendall Drive

Wingate School Recreation Site
12235 Winget Road
Charlotte, NC  28278

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Mecklenburg County Park and Rec Senior Centers


Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC   28210
980-314-1320 - Call to register for classes.


Eastway Regional Recreation Center
3150 Eastway Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28213


David B. Waymer Recreation & Senior Center
14008 Holbrooks Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078


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Historical Sites to Visit in Charlotte-Mecklenburg



Discovering Charlotte's Historic & Hidden Landmark Treasures

9921 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28269
Site of the signing of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

Dowd House
2216 Monument Avenue
Charlotte, NC   28208
Site of World War I training camp

Independence Park
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
Oldest park in Mecklenburg County

James K. Polk State Historical Site
12031 Lancaster Highway
Pineville, NC   28134
Open Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
McGill Rose Garden
940 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 333-6497 for tour reservations
Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April - September Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mother’s Day 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The McGill Rose Garden is a living work of art, nestled in an intimate urban setting that links First Ward’s Garden District and NoDa, North Davidson’s Historic Arts District.
This eclectic garden also provides educational programs on roses, gardens, gardening, art and culture.
Although this beautiful public garden offers free admission, donations are requested to tour. Additional financial support from individual, corporate and civic donations is greatly encouraged.
We also offer tours for $2.00 per person ($20.00 minimum).

Things to see at our Garden
  • Over 1,000 roses, plants and herbs
  • Sculptures and garden art
  • International Working Herb Garden
  • Meditation Garden for Hospice
  • Giving Garden
  • Garden Shoppe & Gallery

Nectar - a consignment of arrangements and fresh flowers (available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only)

4125 McIntyre Avenue
Charlotte, NC   28216
The McIntyre Historic Site was the setting of a Revolutionary War skirmish and 19th-century gold mining. Enjoy a picnic and take a walk on the 1/3-mile nature trail.  

Rosedale Plantation
3427 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704-335-0325 phone
Historic Rosedale Plantation is one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in North Carolina. Constructed about 1815, it promotes the heritage of the southern Piedmont through the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of the decorative arts and lifestyle of the 19th century Catawba River Valley region. The eight-acre grounds include restored formal gardens.
Guided Tours Thursday - Sunday
1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Grounds open during business and tour hours. Visitors advised to call ahead.
Guided Tours:  $5.00 for adults
$4.00 for students & seniors
Under 8 free when accompanied by parent or guardian
$4.00 adult with groups of 10 or more - group reservation required

Rural Hill Centre of Scottish Heritage
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Today, this 265 acre historic farm boasts some of the last remaining rural vistas in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Rural Hill is open daily to the public and offers a variety of activities such as guided tours, educational programs for student groups, walking trails, and even hayrides with a prior reservation.
Hours:  Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, closed
Closed: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, December 20-January 2, Christmas Day
Admission:  Adults $5.00
Seniors (60 & Over) & Military $4.00
St. Mary's Chapel
1129 East Third Street
Charlotte, NC  

The Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Home Site
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seniors:  $5.00
Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary
248 Ridgewood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-331-0664 phone

Garden Tour FREE!

Garden Open for self-guided tours
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Suggested donation of $5 per adult non-member.

Wing Haven has been a special part of Charlotte since its creation by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson in 1927. The gardens, enclosed on all sides by brick walls, encompass almost three acres in the heart of Charlotte and include lovely vistas, formal gardens, and woodland areas. Throughout, the emphasis is on plantings for birds and other wildlife - providing cover, nesting sites, food, and water. Plaques and statuary, integrated into the garden walls and paths, reflect the spirit and beauty of Wing Haven and its creators.

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Davidson Parks & Recreation


865 South Street

Davidson, NC 28036

Register for programs online at website or call the office at 704-892-3349.

Davidson Village Inn Pedicab
Catch a ride on the Davidson Village Inn Pedicab! Look for the bright green Pedicab and take an enjoyable ride through beautiful historic downtown Davidson.
Davidson Senior Scholars Program - Free
Town of Davidson Parks & Recreation Office
865 South Street
Davidson, NC 28036
The Davidson Senior Scholars was formed to provide programs that stimulate continual intellectual and cultural growth. The general format of the meetings is that of lecture followed by question and answer. The speakers are experts in their fields and may include Davidson college professors, local physicians, and business professionals. Programs are free.  The third Wednesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m.; however, dates may be changed due to speaker availability.

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Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation


Administration Office
105 Gilead Rd., 3rd Floor
Huntersville, NC   28078
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 2879
Huntersville, NC 28070
Activities may be limited due to covid-19.  Call for more inforamtion. 
Register for events or trips online or at the Administration Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Senior Badminton
For seniors in the community to have fun, socialize and exercise in a friendly game of Badminton.  All players must fill out a waiver/registration form to participate.
Senior Pickleball
This free program will provide an exciting new way for seniors to stay active in a fun and social atmosphere.  We encourage you to bring your paddle, but we will have some on hand for beginners.  Balls will be provided! 
Senior Bridge
Games is for experienced players and you must have a partner.


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.