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Charlotte, NC Parks & Recreation Guide

Some days, nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors. Visitors to Charlotte NC will find that this city has a lot to offer in that department.

Freedom Park

Visitors to Freedom Park consistently comment on the park’s great views, and beautiful, well-maintained trails. The duck pond is a popular attraction, as well.

Campbell Creek & McAlpine Creek Greenway

Runners love this greenway for its miles of traffic-free trails. The greenway connects to soccer fields, a dog park, and a pond. Locals refer to it fondly as an “urban oasis.”

Independence Park

This uptown gem is the oldest of Charlotte’s city parks, and was founded in 1904. It boasts 2 outdoor ping-pong tables, immaculately kept grounds, and a picture-perfect rose garden.

Symphony Park at SouthPark

During the summer, South Park residents fill Symphony Park every Friday for Movies Under the Stars. Others come for the beautiful landscaping and peaceful pond. Whatever the reason for the visit, park-goers agree that Symphony is among Charlotte’s best.

Latta Park

Tucked into the middle of Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood is Latta Park. This public facility will definitely keep youngsters happy. There’s a big playground, a splash park for fun in the sun, basketball courts, a volleyball area, and a secluded picnic shelter.