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Matthews, North Carolina Parks & Recreation Guide


If you’re looking for the wide-open spaces and fresh air of mother nature in Matthews, NC, then look no further. Check out our Parks & Recreation guide for the best outdoor fun in the Matthews area.

Stumptown Park

There’s plenty to do and see at Stumptown Park. The outdoor performance stage hosts special events, movies, and concerts, year-round. The sand volleyball court is open all day, and the playground has more than enough fun equipment to keep little ones entertained for hours.

Fountain Rock Park

If you’re looking for a quiet, meditative space where you can lay back and lose yourself in your favorite best-seller, this is the place to do it. Relax by the fountain after walking the Four Mile Creek Greenway, or invite some friends for a quiet picnic.

Squirrel Lake Park

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a total newbie, you’ll have a great time casting your lures at Squirrel Lake Park. If you’re not into fishing, don’t worry; the park also boasts a 12-hole disc golf course, an awesome playground, a horseshoe pit, and miles of trails for walking, jogging, or cycling.  

KP Park



KP Park might not be the biggest, but many say it’s one of the best parks in the area. Located near Matthews’ quaint yet stately town hall, KP is a Certified Wildlife Habitat with a lovely pergola and a soothing atmosphere. It’s a perfect spot for bird watching or meditating.