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Benefits of Parks and Recreation

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Park and Recreation agencies provide many benefits for their communities. Some benefits offered to the Charlotte County community are as follows:

Strengthens the Community
Promotes Health and Wellness
Protects Environmental Resources
Provides Recreational Experiences
Supports Economic Impact

Strengthens the Community

The parks and recreation centers in Charlotte County provide a safe place for citizens to gather for both public and private activities, events and services. Our facilities are used to host weddings, festivals, company picnics, family reunions, non-profit fundraisers, athletic events, and a wide range of other special functions.

Easter Egg Hunt

Promotes Health and Wellness

Our parks and recreation centers create an environment of fitness, physical activity and fun while maintaining a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Charlotte County has accepted the State of Health and Wellness Pledge through the Florida & Park Association (FRPA) and is a leading advocate for this initiative within our community.

Senior Games

Protects Environmental Resources

Charlotte County has preserved over 5,100 acres for parks and conservation lands to protect, restore, and conserve our environmental resources while providing passive recreational opportunities for people to spend time in nature. Protecting these lands balances the impacts of future growth while filtering water resources, recharging the aquifer, cleaning the air, and improving the quality of life within our community for generations to come.

Environmental Cleanup

Provides Recreational Experiences

Charlotte County is committed to providing leisure opportunities to individuals of all ages, abilities and income levels. Our recreational experiences include programs and activities such as summer camps, swim lessons, clubs, sports leagues, nature walks, and many more.

Summer camp paddleboard

Supports Economic Impact

Charlotte County fully supports and actively seeks events that enhance the economic impact of our community. As the Spring Training Home of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Charlotte Sports Park is one of the many facilities hosting events that generate tourism dollars. Our athletic fields also serve as a primary location for these events.

Charlotte Sports Park

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