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Freedom Park, Charlotte

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#1 of 9 in Parks in Charlotte
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. Put Freedom Park into our Charlotte vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A huge area, with trails, benches, bridges, trees and vegetation, a great place to walk, rest and photograph.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Great family fun with a scenic walking loop trail. Side trails are good as well. Compares to Jetton Park in Cornelius.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We really enjoyed walking here around the pond on a summer afternoon. It was clean, with many ducks but not messy Canada geese.  more »
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  • May 2, 2017
    This is one place where we go throughout the year and get relaxed very much. The lake, trails, flora-fauna and everything else is awesome. You can spend enough time here and not feel bored. People like me who are inclined towards photography have a lot of scope here to learn and explore. There are many wedding and other photo-shoots happening here almost every time we go.
  • May 18, 2017
    Our family loves to walk and bike the trails in this park. I highly recommend it to all. Best parking is available in the mornings..it's so worth getting up early!! My only complaint is about fellow users of the park.. Today my daughter and I were on a leisurely bike ride on the trail when a woman on a bike came flying down a hill (near tennis courts) and almost t-boned my daughter. It's a miracle that she missed her. I yelled out to my daughter to warn her, she was in front of me, but she never saw the lady coming- or going..that's how FAST she was careening towards the path. If this woman had hit my daughter, they both would have suffered terrible injuries. PLEASE, be courteous to others, esp if you are on a bike. This isn't the Tour de France..if you have a "need for speed" take it on the road.
  • June 18, 2017
    Great park with a great play ground and nice scenery. There is also a train that is fun to climb onto and nice bathrooms. Its a great place to hang up eno and relax with friends
  • June 30, 2017
    Great place for a walk and people/dog watching. You can rent b-bicycles there and get on the Sugar Creek Greenway. Great playgrounds for kids. Limited parking especially on pretty weekends.
  • June 18, 2017
    Best park in town! I love the variety of play areas & the walking trail. There is a good amount of shade as well because who wants their kids to play on hot equipment?!?!

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