School Parks

The school park concept is a vital program for Cabarrus County that is utilized by the:

  • Active Living & Parks Department
  • Cabarrus County Board of Education
  • City of Kannapolis Board of Education

The concept builds on existing cooperative relationships. For recreation facilities, it establishes a foundation of joint:

  • planning
  • administration
  • financing

A park at a school usually has more recreation facilities than the school system can afford. School park concepts allows recreation facilities to serve both schools and the community. Employing this concept benefits the community, school system and Active Living & Parks Department.

This joint effort improved the quality of 45 park playgrounds at schools in Cabarrus.

"Since play is a fundamental need, playgrounds should be provided for every child as much as schools." ~ Theodore Roosevelt