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inspire community pride by offering a variety of activities
including festivals, parades, events and concerts throughout
the year at the Town’s three parks - Crossing Paths, Chestnut
Square and Crooked Creek Parks. Our parks provide an exciting
assortment of outdoor activities, including walking paths,
playgrounds, fitness classes, a dog park, disc golf course,
ball fields, environmental education classes, sports clinics,
a splashpad and a healthy, safe environment to enjoy the
outdoors. The Town also will soon add a playground for children
with special needs at Crooked Creek Park – a true destination
park attended by thousands of visitors from across the region
every year. And the new Town Hall building near Chestnut
Square Park includes community rooms and a Cultural Arts
Center for residents and visitors to reserve for events and
Come join us and see what IT is all about! (704) 821-5401.

Lake Park

Lake Park NC residents host an Annual Family Kite Festival
in Spring, an Annual Fall Festival in October, Spring and Fall
Yard Sales, and Summer Evening events in Mathisen Square.
The Village sponsors an Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic and
Kid’s Parade, a Chili Cookoff in November, and the Christmas
Tree Lighting in Mathisen Square. Recognized as a Purple
Heart Community since 2012, Lake Park
commemorates Memorial Day here in
Veterans Park.
Lake Park hosts Union County Girls on the
Run and Common Heart annual races on
village streets. Union County’s first National
Night Out occurred here in 2006.
Lake Park was North Carolina’s first planned
municipality and was incorporated July
1, 1994. The founding values, Courage,
Honesty, Loyalty and Reverence, are
inscribed on the Kite Girl Monument.
Charlestonian row houses, estate homes,
single family patio homes, townhomes
and apartments line quiet streets. Shaded
sidewalks encircle neighborhoods, parks,
and a chiming clocktower. Playgrounds,
blooming planters, bubbling fountains and
brick crosswalks all add to this home town
Town Center business district amid unique
neighborhoods offer opportunities for small
business enterprise and convenience to
families and singles of all ages. Restaurants,
medical and insurance offices flourish
near local churches, schools and child care
centers. Largest employers include Lucas
Landscaping and the Lake Park Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center.

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