School Parks

The Parks Department, the Cabarrus County Board of Education and City of Kannapolis Board of Education continue the school park concept that is a valid program for Cabarrus County. It builds on existing cooperative relationships and establishes a foundation for joint planning, joint administration and joint financing of recreation facilities that will serve both the schools and the community. A school campus with a park, typically has more facilities for its students and the community to use than what the school system alone can afford, the community, the school system, and the Parks Department all benefit from the school park concept.

This joint effort has been improving the quality of forty-five playgrounds and parks located at schools throughout the county.

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