Darneka Waters is a Park Planner for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, responsible for capital planning and development coordination, public engagement, and master plan implementation for parks, greenways, nature preserves, and more.
As an emerging professional with many years of design and community engagement experience, Darneka is known for her participation in industry and community-based organizations as a facilitator and educator. She regularly volunteers within the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) at the national and state level.
Before joining Mecklenburg County's Capital Planning Division, Waters was a Landscape Designer at Landworks Design Group, P.A. working on numerous interdisciplinary urban design and planning projects. She received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University.