New app coming to help keep Mecklenburg Co. parks and greenways safe

- Mecklenburg County parks and greenways will become safer thanks to a new app.

"What excited me about this project is the fact that we will be able to provide a higher level of safety and security for the citizens of Mecklenburg County," said Lee Jones, the Director of Park and Recreation with Mecklenburg County.

When any type of issue arrives whether a fallen tree, an injury that requires medical assistance or a crime there was a lag in response time because emergency responders didn't know the exact location on the greenway.

However, a new app through the parks and recreation department coming out in June pinpoints location.

Lee Jones says because more people are using and visiting local parks, the new technology became necessary.

With the summer months approaching and the new app on the way, Jones wants park and greenway users to know your safety is their first priority.

"The can rest assure they will be in a safe environment and if they have any questions or concerns they can go through the app and through the partnership we will be able to respond almost instantaneously," said Jones. 

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