A near second for us is the outdoor nature amenities, including trails, water features, play fields and an educational nature center. There’s also some neat public art outside the facility. Amazing.
One day soon, they plan to offer sports, programs and activities for all ages and skill levels, from badminton clinics for kids to silver sneakers fitness for seniors and a lot of everything in between.
Eastway Rec is well staffed with super friendly, knowledgeable folks (get to know some of them before you go!). It’s obvious that a lot of time and attention has been given to making this a vibrant, dynamic, attentive resource for the entire community.
For now, visits are by reservation with minimal walk-in slots available. You can reserve your spot by phone (980-314-ERRC (3772)) or online. In my opinion, the MeckPass is one of the best deals in town. You can learn more about facility rates and schedules here.
Fun fact: The Eastway Regional Recreation Center and adjoining Briarwood Park has more than 125 acres of parkland, which used to be farmland and a horserace track. Plans for the current site, which now boasts 90,000 square feet of indoor recreation space, sports fields, and other outdoor amenities, began in 1993, when the City of Charlotte acquired the land and began dreaming about the facility that now serves so many communities in the eastern part of the county.
I can’t say enough good things about Eastway Regional Recreation Center. Go. I think you’ll love it, too.
How to get there:
Eastway Regional Recreation Center is located at 3150 Eastway Park Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28213.