Eastway Park: 12 Years Too Long to Wait?

Eastway Park East CharlotteResidents last month renewed complaints about the incomplete Eastway Park, billed years ago as a would-be sportsplex with nine multipurpose athletic fields, picnic shelters, a recreation center and tennis court. Today, it’s a parking lot with two soccer fields, disc golf baskets, a volleyball net and jungle gym.

That’s “a touchy situation,” said Nasif Majeed, president of Plaza-Eastway Partners Inc., a coalition of the area’s 18 neighborhoods. “We do feel that we’re number one and justifiably so. We’ve got lost in the woods somewhere.”

The park’s funding was approved in two separate bond measures in 1999 and 2004. After the first phase, work halted when the county stopped all parks projects during the recession.

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