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Old 08-01-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: charlotte north carolina
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Hi everyone,

I would like to know what are your favorite parks in Charlotte? It can be anyone in the Charlotte area including the surrounding areas.

I have 2 young children and we are on a search for the best parks with awesome playgrounds and walking trails, lakes etc...

I realize that many parks in the area are very similar but there has to be a few unusual ones> for example, at the shops at university place: there a castle like wooden structure that sits right on the lake. (Very cool!) also, a new playground in Nevin Park is the "Rayce Place" also very cool and handicapped accessible. Always looking for suggestions.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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have you been to Reedy Creek park?
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: charlotte north carolina
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Default Yes...I love Reedy Creek Park

It reminds me of Atlanta with it's tall trees. We go there quite a bit.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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We really like Fairview park in Mint Hill. They have 2 play areas, the one meant for younger kids is well covered by a yellow tent and built on sand rather than wood chips. They have tons of extras including wooded walking trails. Also Mallard Creek Park is a big fav among stay at home moms.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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We love fishing and hiking at the Latta Plantation Nature preserve. But Reedy Creek is our favorite. Close to home and awseome trails.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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I love Francis Beatty Park in Matthews! The playarea is great because they have sunshades...great trails for walking...sand for the kiddos and clean restrooms!!
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Latta Park in Dilworth has a great sprayground. Perfect for hot summer days! It's located right off of East Blvd., a few blocks from the Harris Teeter in Dilworth.

I always see lots of kids playing at Carmel Park.

We used to go feed the ducks at Park Road Park years ago, but that was a long time ago, lol. I haven't been there in ages, but it was lots of fun back then.

Thanks for starting this topic! I can't wait to check out some of the parks mentioned.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: charlotte north carolina
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Default Latta park is awesome!

Thanks for mentioning Latta Park! (The one in Dilworth). It so often gets confused with Latta Plantation.

I also love Jetton Park and Blythe Landing parks. Great views of Lake Norman.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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yes, I love the one in Dilworth. It's under huge shaded trees, has a neat walking trail, nice equiptment with rubber mulch, and a very nice sprayground.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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I agree with Reedy Creek. I love the trails there, and my dog is fan of the dog park! I also go to Frank Liske Park in the Harrisburg/Concord area. It is a great one for kids. Lots of playgrounds, a lake with paddle boats, and they even have a little mini golf area. The perimeter trail is great.
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