Fort Mill Times

Meck Park and Rec offers 20 ways to enjoy summer

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department presents The Active Recreation Plan, a recreation stimulus package to help beat a tough economy and get summer back on track. TARP offers a variety of free or moderately priced activities for children, individuals and families.

1. CLANK -- the chains at any of our seven disc golf courses.

2. HANG TEN -- at Grayson Skate Park.

3. TROT -- ride horseback through Latta Nature Preserve.

4. PONY UP -- pony rides for kids at Latta Equestrian Center.

5. SPLASH -- with great fun at Ray's Splash Planet

6. GET FIT -- work out and tone-up at our eight fitness centers.

7. COOL OFF -- in fountains and under spouts at our five spraygrounds.

8. GOOD NATURE -- visit three themed nature centers, including McDoweel Nature Preserve in Steele Creek.

9. FETCH -- with man's best friend at one of our 5 dog parks.

10. GO GREEN -- walk, bike or skate on 33 miles of greenways.

11 ACE -- serve up your best shot on our tennis courts.

12. FORE -- play a round of golf at any of our four golf courses

13. GET WET -- swim indoors at the Aquatic Center, Marion Diehl Pool or our outdoor pools

14. PICNIC -- in many parks. Ants not invited.

15. SEGWAY -- tour through the beautiful terrain at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center.

16. GIGGLE -- while frolicking at any one of dozens of playgrounds.

17. CAMP OUT -- in the woods, near the lake at McDowell Campground and Nature Preserve.

18. DAY CAMP -- enroll in a weekly session at a recreation center near home or parent's work.

19. HIKE -- on miles of wooded trails at our nature preserves.

20. GO FISH -- at eleven Park and Recreation ponds and lakes.

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