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Play & Do in union county

R ecreation is a big part of life in Union
          County, as evidenced by the large
          number of athletic associations,
ball fields, parks, tournaments, golf courses
and recreational facilities. All areas of the
county have recreational facilities, most with
playgrounds and ball fields.

If you love the links, you have found the       track and fitness equipment, the center also   highlight local artists and businesses. These
right place. Union County’s gently rolling      has a water park, whirlpool, sauna, steam      all take place at their three great parks -
wooded hills and mild climate make it a         room, massage and on-site child care to        Crossing Paths, Chestnut Square and
year-round golfers’ paradise. With six semi-    pamper you. Yoga, aerobics, martial arts       Crooked Creek. The parks provide an
private golf clubs, three public courses and    and swim classes are available, as well as a   exciting assortment of outdoor activities,
two private country clubs, you can easily       wellness program.                              including walking paths, playgrounds, fit-
find your niche. Courses designed by Jack       The City of Monroe purchased the 30-acre       ness classes, a dog park, disc golf course,
Nicklaus (Longview) and Donald Ross             Union County Fairgrounds property on the       ball fields, environmental education classes,
(Monroe Country Club) await you.                city’s western edge and has developed          sports clinics, a splashpad and a healthy,
In Monroe, the Parks and Recreation             the Parks Williams Athletic Complex. This      safe environment to enjoy the outdoors.
Department provides programs, fitness           facility includes softball and soccer fields,  The Town also will soon add a playground
classes, sports leagues and summer day          a walking trail and restroom facilities. The   for children with special needs at Crooked
camps. The city operates the Monroe Golf        City also recently renovated the Old Armory    Creek Park – a true destination park
Course and Country Club on U.S. 601 South.      which houses the City’s newest community       attended by thousands of visitors from
That facility features an 18-hole golf course,  center, including a meeting room, children’s   across the region every year. And the new
picnic area and nature trail. The ballroom is   activity area, computer lab, restrooms, a      Town Hall building near Chestnut Square
available for rentals and can accommodate       fitness room, large media room and             Park includes community rooms and a
up to 200 people.                               catering kitchen.                              Cultural Arts Center for residents and
Monroe also operates the Monroe Aquat-          The Town of Indian Trail Parks and             visitors to reserve for events and
ics and Fitness Center on Hanover Drive.        Recreation department orchestrates a ton       conferences.
Featuring a 25-yard indoor pool, basketball     of events throughout the year – ranging        Stallings Municipal Park in the town of
and racquetball courts, running/walking         from parades that draw in thousands to         Stallings boasts an interactive fountain for
                                                sales and cultural arts festivals that         warm weather enjoyment, and Blair Mill
                                                                                               Park, also in Stallings, features a disc golf

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