With summer fast approaching, what better way to spend time with the kids than frolicking about in your local parks? So now, whether you’re planning an afternoon picnic or a casual stroll, you can choose the ideal location for your family outing with this list of the top 5 parks in Charlotte.
1. Independence Park is the oldest public park in the area, but despite its long history, this place remains fun and fresh. The park’s located next to the local school, meaning that at the one end are the playground, track, tennis courts as well as a breathtaking view of the city skyline, so bring a camera! The south end of the park, however, should not be overlooked. With its camellia bushes and grand trees as well as its quiet rose garden, this side of the park captures the quiet sort of beauty that is perfect for relaxing.
2. Freedom Park is completely unique. Upon arriving, there’s a locomotive open to the visitors. After exploring the train, you then move on through the trees to the sound of a waterfall as part of the creek. The suspension bridge leads you across to a beautiful area, dotted with flowers. So even without the playing fields and other attractions, this park would still be high on our list.
3. Latta Park is a cozy little spot but with plenty to do. Its playground for the kids and nice walking trails make for a great park. So pack a lunch, pick a nice shady spot, and kick back on a lovely spring day.
4. If you and your kids are looking for a day of sports, Park Road Park is the place for you. With a track encircling the park, several fields for both baseball and soccer, and a few tennis courts, you’ll have a fun albeit exhausting day.
5. Reedy Creek Park is well worth the trip as it is not only huge, but also has plenty of things to keep you interested, ranging from its Frisbee golf course to its rustic walking trails as well as its two fishing lakes. There’s certainly a lot do and see at Reedy Creek, so make a day of it!