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The Green, Charlotte

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The Green is a one and a half acre park at 400 South Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. At one end of this so-called pocket park are the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; at the other end is the Charlotte Convention Center. Next to it stands Charlotte's historic St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Green is the site of various public events, such as movie screenings and free plays, including summer performances by the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival. This park is frequently the site of public art and sculpture, including three giant computer-timed fish fountains, a popular feature with children in the summer. Mosaic benches and stools are tucked away in shady side paths. Five large sculptures by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle stood in The Green from January through October 2011.The park has an overall theme of world literature. Prominent among the permanent sculptures are large bronze representations of books from the canon of world literature, for example, Roots by Alex Haley. There are quotes by famous writers and many whimsical direction signs pointing to real places but combined to form the name of well-known authors, for example, signs pointing to Edgar (Wisconsin), Allan (Saskatchewan), and Poe (Alberta). Other signposts point to cities named Charlotte around the world.
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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful and creative green space / small park in heart of downtown Charlotte! Loved the book / reading / author theme so well done with directional signs, blowing book pages and poems inscribed on w...  more »
  • Rode through with a NC Charlotte Segway Tour and walked back the next afternoon. Beautiful, sunny park for those ready to take a moment to relax!  more »
  • Lovely open area with quirky statues and signs. No cost involved we went on a colder day but would be even nicer when weather warmer.  more »
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  • Nestled in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the Green is a wonderful public space with grass, benches, trees, art, and shops. It's a great place to unwind and find your peace in the middle of Uptown. Bring a book or a date!
  • Very neat small city park, more of a cross through than a destination. Interesting sculpture. Safe and we'll lit.
  • Wonderful public place to sit and relax. .Full of green. .
  • Amazing park in Uptown Charlotte surrounded by great restaurants. Amazing place to relax for during lunch.
  • It's a very lovely place to just sit and relax. It's quite romanic at nighttime as well. It's right across from the Convention Center. It was hard for me to see from the road only because the sign is too subtle.