Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Charlotte. To help you find the best Parks located near you in Charlotte, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Charlotte’s Best Parks:
The top rated Parks in Charlotte are:
- Freedom Park – covers an area of 98 acres filled with rich biodiversity and a lake
- Marshall Park – was named before James B. Marshall, Sr. who envisioned the park for the neighborhood
- First Ward Park – features free live musical performance and other social activities all year round
- McAlpine Creek Park – accepts reservations for events and offers a big space for gatherings and celebrations
- Nevin Community Park – features lighted soccer and baseball fields for league play.
Freedom Park covers an area of 98 acres filled with rich biodiversity and a lake. There is a sprawling 7-acre lake that adds to the aesthetics of the park. Moreover, there are 4 baseball fields and some batting cages. Some of the facilities include 12 tennis courts and 4 soccer fields. There is also a full-court basketball court and two volleyball courts. the park is known for hosting leagues and sports activities. Furthermore, there are 5 outdoor shelters with grills great for picnics. Kids also enjoy two playgrounds which are ensured to be fun and safe.
park, court, soccer field
Address: 1908 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
”Freedom Park is always a joy! We’ve letterboxed, walked around the pond, and enjoyed the playground and train. The playground is rated for kids 5-12 so I had to follow our three-year-old around, but this “Kid at Heart” enjoyed it too! ” –Katie Thompson
Marshall Park was named before James B. Marshall, Sr. who envisioned the park for the neighborhood. The park features 5.50 acres of land great for gatherings and events. There are also grassy and shaded spaces to stay. Furthermore, a small amphitheater features community events and other social activities. There is a small lake with a concrete bottom, bridge, and walking. Moreover, there is a large fountain that adds to the aesthetics of the park. A memorial statue for Martin Luther King and the Holocaust is located in the park.
parks, amphitheater, monument
Address: 800 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202
“Lovely park. It was really quiet and empty on a Sunday and has an incredible view of the skyline. Highly recommend.” – Tiffany Gilly- Forrer
First Ward Park
First Ward Park features free live musical performance and other social activities all year round. It is a culmination of UNC Charlotte, the City of Charlotte, Levine properties, and Mecklenburg County. The park covers an area of 4-acres. Furethmroe, the park is a keystone of a “First War Village”. There are numerous developments around the park. Moreover, the park is great for gatherings for night-outs or for relaxation. There is a large place for people to convene and enjoy the area. Some local vendors and craft beers are featured at times in the park.
park, live musical performance
Address: 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
”I took a night walk; the park was well lit and safe despite it being at night. The fountains are always a lovely touch, tbe sound of them are serene.” – Tan Hun
McAlpine Creek Park
McAlpine Creek Park accepts reservations for events and offers a big space for gatherings and celebrations. The park has an area of 114 acres. Furthermore, the park has a 5k Championship Cross Country Course. It is great for events and practices of professionals and non-professionals alike. The park also features bike trails and a dog park. There is a 1-mile nature trail and a 2-mile bike trail. Moreover, there is a fishing pier located at the lake. There is also a gazebo. An outdoor fitness center is located at the 1.5-mile marker.
nature trail, dog park, park, lake, fishing
Address: 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
”Great park for some jogging or a family stroll. The grassy areas don’t drain well, but the gravel trails do. Two connected ponds where there’s a small bird habitat and some geese to feed. Fishing dock too. Couple of benches and picnic tables with grills.” – John Christian Abrahamson
Nevin Community Park
Nevin Community Park features lighted soccer and baseball fields for league play. There is no pitching mound in the fields. Various concessions open during league play. Moreover, it covers an area of 197 acres of land. It features 18- hole disc golf course and 3 shuffleboard courses. There are also six horseshoe pits and five Bocce ball courts. Furthermore, there are three playgrounds and a sprayground for kids. Restrooms are well-maintained and sanitized regularly. There are also multi-purpose trails for walking and jogging.
park, courts, fields, golf
Address: 6000 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
”Older park but a lot to do for younger kids in the main park area. Very creatively designed. Some parts have been closed down and still have not been repaired so hopefully they will be soon. There is a park area for older kids as well and a lot of activity areas for horse shoe and cornhole etc. walking trail, splash pad up front. Very nice overall” – Carolyn Washington
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.