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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Important Information

Updated: July 10, 2020 | 9:25 a.m.

The lake at Cane Creek Park will remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing algae blooms. This closure includes all water activities, including fishing. Union County Government is working with local and state officials to continue testing so that Cane Creek Park can reopen the lake in the safest way possible.

Cane Creek Park is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m with limited activities. Please see below for more details. Cane Creek Campground will reopen with limited capacity on June 1 by reservation only. Reservation requests resume June 1 online, via email, and by phone.
Jesse Helms Soccer Complex and Fred Kirby Park remain closed until further notice.

Cane Creek Park Schedule


In the Parks and Recreation department, we provide recreational opportunities to the citizens of Union County and neighboring counties. These opportunities assist in providing healthy leisure activities for all age groups. Parks and Recreation also provides park venues for a variety of events.

Cane Creek Park Lake


Park Fees Program Registration Park Rules Camping/Shelter Reservations

Contact information

Union County Parks and Recreation
5213 Harkey Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173

Phone: 704-283-3885

Jim Chaffin
Director of Parks and Recreation

Mission statement

To build a stronger community by providing high quality facilities, programs, and services while conserving natural resources for the citizens of Union County and its visitors.