Charlotte's parks are consistently ranked worst in the country. Here's why.

Meg Fencil is a program director at Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit that addresses sustainability issues arising from Charlotte’s growth. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country — about 60 people move to the city every day.

“The population growth is just so high that the current budget is not allowing Park and Recreation to acquire land quickly enough,” she said.

Research has shown that living close to parks is related to higher physical activity and healthier weights, said Fencil of Sustain Charlotte. Read the full article here.

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