As thousands of families from all over the Charlotte region enjoyed Mecklenburg County’s First Beach this past weekend, local neighbors were less than enthusiastic.
Many now think the beach shouldn’t have opened until there was a better traffic plan, and more parking. The beach currently has space for 500 people but only about 130 parking spots.
Many people who want to go are being forced to park in local business’s parking lots and side streets and walk.
The beach also filled its capacity several times and had to turn visitors away.
The Ramsey Creek beach got so packed today they turned people away. The traffic nightmare it's causing at 5 @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/9Vx7ZtHB2I
— Brittney Johnson (@BrittneyWSOC9) May 30, 2016
Neighbors near Ramsey Creek Park Beach say they're frustrated with heavy traffic & crowds of people. @WCCBCharlotte pic.twitter.com/fk06vya959
— Marvin Beach (@MBeach14) May 30, 2016
What do you think about our new beach?