Mason Wallace Park revitalization celebration

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Join the fun as we celebrate the revitalization of Mason Wallace Park!

WHEN:  11a-2p on Saturday, May 21, 2022

WHERE:  Mason Wallace Park at 7301 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28212


Event Line Up

  • Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
  • Free food from Rey Taco Food Truck, compliments of AARP
  • Fitness demos on the new equipment
  • Tours of the park
  • MoLi (pronounced “Molly”) Mobile Library on site
  • League of Women Voters registering eligible adults and providing voting information
  • TreesCharlotte giving away free tree seedlings
  • Free COVID testing and vaccines from Mecklenburg County

We’re Celebrating

Mason Wallace Park Advocates have worked determinedly with Park and Recreation in recent years. They maintained regular contact with the County’s project team to support and advocate on behalf of local stakeholders.

This ceremony celebrates and shines a light on volunteers’ efforts, and the good that can come from citizens and government working together toward shared goals. 

It also highlights Mason Wallace Park and its hiking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground – and now, a new picnic shelter and new fitness equipment.

Mason Wallace Park revitalization celebration flyer
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Phase 1 Improvements

Throughout 2021, Dave Molinaro—leader of Mason Wallace Park Advocates— provided regular updates and progress photos as Park and Recreation brought Phase I Improvements of the County’s Master Vision Plan to fruition. 

Today, residents and visitors are enjoying a beautiful new shelter, adult fitness equipment, picnic tables, grill, bench, and more.

Mason Wallace Park shelter
Mason Wallace exercise equipment

“The Mason Wallace Park Advocates have been tireless in their efforts to improve and showcase Mason Wallace Park,” said Kathy Hill, chair of MoRA. “They have rid the park of invasive plants, worked on hiking trails, conducted weekend cleanups, painted, and other significant improvements.”


MWPA weed wranglers

So come out and celebrate with us!

This free event is open to the community and made possible by several great organizations:  MWPA, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, AARP, MoRA, Neighborhood Hope, Anytime Fitness Oakhurst, League of Women Voters, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, and TreesCharlotte.

Join us 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mason Wallace Park, 7301 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.

Mason Wallace Park sign on Monroe Road
Group photo of partners at MWP

More about MWPA

What is Mason Wallace Park Advocates (MWPA)?

MWPA is made up of nearby neighbors interested in exploring with Park and Recreation ways of making Mason Wallace Park more attractive and useful to its surrounding community, now and for future generations. It is a center for community activities, a place to stay fit, to touch nature, and to reach others.


What was MWPA’s role in the revitalization?

In the summer of 2018, two groups of residents toured the park with the purpose of identifying park improvements. Suggested improvements included a bathroom, shelter, and exercise equipment. All communications with Park and Recreation from that point on included those capital improvements. Although there isn’t a bathroom yet, a sturdy, well-maintained porta-potty by the new shelter will do for now.

However, it was the many MWPA workdays in the park that showed the community’s dedication and persuaded Park and Recreation to provide the current capital improvements. 


Mason Wallace Park repairs
MWPA cutting ivy
MWPA cutting ivy

  Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) is grassroots group of volunteers from Monroe Road neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. We’re connecting community in the corridor from Lupie’s/7th Street to NC-51.