Cannon YMCA gives Concord land

The yellow line of the map is the land that the YMCA transferred to the City of Concord.

CONCORD – Cannon YMCA transferred over six acres adjacent to Dorton Park and West Cabarrus YMCA to the City of Concord to facilitate public use and greenway realization. Both the city and YMCA are committed to providing increased opportunities for families and individuals to stay active and healthy for free in Cabarrus County.

“We are so grateful to be located in a city that understands the importance of connectivity and providing space for our residents to be active,” West Cabarrus Executive Director Robert Kirk said. “The YMCA is proud to support this initiative as we work together to build a stronger Cabarrus County.”

Lloyd Payne, Concord’s City Manager added, “The City of Concord is extremely fortunate to have a continued partnership with the West Cabarrus YMCA. This recent donation will further enable the city to implement the Coddle Creek Greenway in the near future per our Connectivity Study.”

The City of Concord, David Mayfield and Cannon YMCA have been working together for months to ensure this land is used for public good, with a focus on healthy living. Field space, greenway access and connectivity through Concord neighborhoods is a priority of all the parties involved. West Cabarrus YMCA plans to use parts of Dorton Park for signature events such as its annual Family Race Fest, set for Sunday, Sept. 15 this year.

For more information about the event, visit www.cannonymca.org or contact the West Cabarrus YMCA at 704-795-9622.

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