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Freedom Park, Charlotte

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Landscaped with paved footpaths and tennis courts, Freedom Park is an urban park that showcases the designer's ability to tame nature. The central park near downtown includes a 2 ha (7 acre) lake as well as two fire engines and a train steam engine. You can climb into the steam engine cab or onto the backs of the fire trucks. A pavilion often features free concerts and events. Plan my day in Charlotte using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Really amazing and beautiful park in the area. Folks love to go and walk around the fountain and lake area. There's also bridges.  more »
  • Great place to spend an afternoon and exploring beautiful homes just to the east of the lagoon. Easy walk from downtown on the connecting greenway.  more »
  • What a great park in the middle of beautiful homes. there is a beautiful pond to walk around and other areas of the park to enjoy. They have public bathrooms and many weekends there are activities or ...  more »
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  • There's a trail from the park that goes all the way to uptown that's pretty cool. There are also bikes to rent on racks but I would suggest any of the other free bikes that you'll see on the sandy creek trail Also there is a regular playground for kids and they also have a play60 type playground that promotes fitness and such...for example there's a stretch of artificial turf for a 40 meter dash. I'll have to take pictures of it someday. There's a basketball court and a lake where you can fish as well. It's a nice park and it has some hilly sides if you'd like to have a picnic on the grass too. There's good amount of parking in the area as well too.
  • Beautiful park! Kids friendly, stroller friendly as well. We have so much fun every time we come here. Very pretty walk path around a water fountain lake, perfect for taking pictures and more. Definitely our favorite place to visit every weekend.
  • It's really big, really nice and really clean Loved the walking trail on the lake and the kids enjoyed Cam Newton playground. Nice place for the family. If you are not a animal lover such as myself you will probably have a issue with the 100+ dogs that are being walked. Granted they were all on leashes so it made me feel a little better and a little safeter for the kids. Overall it was really great time!
  • Visited the park again today for the first time in forty two years. Went with a dear friend to participate in the "Village Heartbeat" walking. I could not believe the transformation that has taken place. The pond with two fountains are about the only two things that looked familiar. There were tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, large padded play areas for children, rental bikes at every turn, picnic areas, covered picnic areas, walking trails, clean public restrooms and parking galore. Homes have been renovated, urban growth everywhere. There were signs of vibrant life all over the park. Wild ducks swimming in the Brook (waterway/stream), squirrels running about from tree to tree, sounds of the birds could be heard clearly. There were several multicultural groups walking in the park, several youth groups jogging and the most beautiful sight and inspiring act I saw this morning was "a sighted man holding the hand of a visually impaired man as they jogged." Kindness and thoughtfulness is still alive and well in Charlotte, NC. THE PARK WAS CLEAN,water fountains in aboundanc (turned off for the winter season). The park is pet friendly with ample supplies to scoop up the 💩 behind your dog. Dogs must wear leashes during the entire time they are in the park. Ample handicapped parking available as well as non handicapped parking. Great place to visit.
  • Great park - something for everyone: walking paths, sports fields, a lake, children's playground, restrooms. Great place to hang your hammock and relax. Gets very busy! Terrific choices of restaurants right up the street on East Blvd. Easy half mile walk to/from hospital along the creek on multi-use trail.
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