Parks and greenways provide a place for seniors and children alike to exercise and explore. Our greenways provide transportation for bike commuters, opportunities for bird-watching tours (I have seen many groups on Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Huntingtowne Farms!), and beautiful places to run and walk. Unfortunately, Charlotte ranks almost dead-last in greenspace compared to other cities. With Mecklenburg’s explosive growth, we must act now to preserve our greenspace—before there is no more left to preserve. When I previously served on the County Commission, I was a champion for our parks and greenways. I will be once more.