The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday supporting the $250 million Parks and Recreation bond package. If the bond passes, it will mean two new parks in Mint Hill: Steven’s Creek Nature Preserve on Thompson Road ($7.2 million) and the Ezell Farms Community Park ($3.6 million) at the corner of Wells Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Mayor Ted Biggers said parks are good so people have a place to stay active:
“As everyone knows we have thousands of young people and adults who participate in both organized and unorganized sports. We need facilities so that they will continue to be physically active.”
What Mint Hill will get if the bond package passes:
- Ezell Farms Community Park: 4130 Well Road, Mint Hill, 87.83 acres, $3,600,000
- Steven’s Creek Nature Preserve: Thompson Road near Mint Hill and Matthews, $7,200,000. Funds to
master plan a new preserve and nature center. Amenities may include more than two miles of nature
trails, picnic shelters, parking areas, nature center with exhibit space, rental facilities, staff offices, and maintenance compound. This will be the first nature preserve in the Matthews/Mint Hill area. It will offer recreational and education programming.