Lake Park, NC

Lake Park, a village in northwest Union County, is 15 miles from downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.  Villagers have built a variety of homes here: GazeboAndClocktowertraditional single-family homes, care-free patio homes, condominiums, and townhomes.

Lake Park’s landmark, a chiming clocktower, overlooks this beautiful village with churches, schools, shops, offices, and a community center.  Three parks, 2 swimming pools, a wading pool, a “feature pool”, 2 tennis courts, 6 playgrounds, and 13 ponds provide plentiful recreation and entertainment.  Unique monuments and gazebos identify the neighborhoods.  Pathways and tree-lined sidewalks connect them all, inviting residents and guests to enjoy the outdoors and each other.

Come see all that Lake Park has to offer and why it is much more than a neighborhood – it’s a home town.

There were a lot of concerns expressed Monday evening over the reported death of Mr. James (Mark) Hudspeth.  First and foremost, please keep Mr. Hudspeth’s family in your thoughts and prayers.  Secondly, I have attached a news release which the Sheriff’s department published last night.  It provides more details of the event; however, they are still awaiting the Medical Examiner’s report to determine the exact cause of death.

David Cleveland Mayor Village of Lake Park


Girls on the Run will be held this Saturday at 8:00 a.m.  Expect very short traffic delays during the run.


MDCAshley and Shannon Dance, Lake Park residents of 5 years, have actively been working to honor the veterans of Lake Park.  In recent weeks, Ashley has successfully received the support of the Lake Park Garden Club, SAGES, and Parks and Recreation in an effort to revitalize Veterans Pond.  Veterans Pond is located behind Faith United Methodist Church on Creft Circle.

     In the near future, Veterans Pond will have a permanent pole and American Flag erected in honor of our veterans; furthermore, due to Ashley’s vision for the Pond, two brand new park benches will be installed, one donated from Lake Park SAGES and the other purchased by Parks and Recreation.

     To acknowledge the very first flag in Veterans Pond, a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to noon.  During the ceremony the flag will be raised for the first time and a wreath placed at the base of the flag pole to honor those who have lost their lives.  The Ceremony will include a Color Guard as well as speakers from our Village.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the ceremony!

Village of Lake Park as a 
“Purple Heart City in the State of North Carolina”
Chapter 634 of The Military Order of the Purple Heart has proclaimed our Village of Lake Park an “Purple Heart City.”
Link to Full Proclamation

The May Council meeting has been rescheduled to May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center.

Council Changes
Council appointed David Cleveland as Mayor to succeed outgoing Mayor Kendall Spence.
Council also appointed Sandy Coughlin to succeed David Cleveland as Mayor Pro Tem.
Both positions are effective April 1.

Lake Park Lunch Bunch – April 25
Fourth Friday every month at 12:00 noon at Creation Café (Lake Park Town Center)

Welcome all! – Join us for Fellowship, Food, and Fun!
Contact Margaret Phillips at (704) 882-9006.

Pool News
The Village of Lake Park Pool opens on Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Memberships can be purchased daily and on Saturday, May 3rd from 9 a.m. to Noon at the
Community Center.

Click here for more information

Lake Park Piranhas Swim Team
Registration Dates:
   Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lake Park Community Center
Click here for more information

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Opening
A 2-year term expires April 30. 
Any resident, 10 and over, may apply by email to Cheri Clark by April 27 and is asked to attend the April 28 Parks & Recreation meeting.