I want to tell you about an exciting initiative that will be launched on May 1st. It is called Open Streets 704 and it is shaping up to be a vibrant and memorable event that Mecklenburg County can call its own for many years to come.
Designed as an avenue for getting people outside and physically active, Open Streets 704 will provide opportunities for neighbors to interact with one another and see parts of their city from a perspective that many have never experienced – on foot or on a bicycle.
As the health director, I am continually looking at ways to impact the population’s health in a positive and meaningful way. Open Streets 704 does just that.
The Open Streets 704 journey will include 3 miles of roadway that passes through several major parks, including our newest park in the First Ward neighborhood. Included in this journey will be various activities designed for all citizens to enjoy.
I invite you and your neighbors to join me on May 1st as we hit the streets!
Yours in health,
Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH