Ramsey Creek Park http://wfae.org en Marine Commission Backs Ramsey Creek Swimming Beach http://wfae.org/post/marine-commission-backs-ramsey-creek-swimming-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lake Norman Marine Commissioners on Monday unanimously endorsed to Mecklenburg County’s plans to construct a public swimming beach at Ramsey Creek Park. County officials at the meeting said the project still needs state and federal approval, but that it’s on track for summer 2016 opening – if not sooner.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:02:57 +0000 David Boraks 52731 at http://wfae.org Marine Commission Backs Ramsey Creek Swimming Beach Public Swimming Access Will Return To Lake Norman In Mecklenburg County http://wfae.org/post/public-swimming-access-will-return-lake-norman-mecklenburg-county <p>Mecklenburg County is lifting its 30-year ban on public swimming at Lake Norman - possibly by the summer of 2015.</p><p>Currently only people with boats or lakefront property have access to swim. A series of drowning deaths in the 1970's prompted the swimming ban.</p><p>"Over the past few years there's been a lot of growing requests and need and recognition that 'Yes, we need to have public swimming on our lakes,'" says Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Deputy Director Michael Kirschman. "We have three major lakes - all in Mecklenburg County - with no public swimming facilities."</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 19:43:37 +0000 Julie Rose 13271 at http://wfae.org Public Swimming Access Will Return To Lake Norman In Mecklenburg County