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Central 3 District - Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Parks

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216

Phone: 704-336-3854

Explore Central 3 District Parks

Mecklenburg County Park and RecThe Central Park District 3 is home to one of Charlotte's landmarks, Freedom Park. Among other things the park is home for the annual Festival in the Park event. The CPD 3 area encompasses the first and second wards of Uptown Charlotte as well as the immediate area to the south.

Select a link below for more information on that park.

Central 3 Park District

Baxter Street Park
704-432-4280
1509 Baxter Street

  • Features:
    • 2 acres
    • Walking trails
    • Community garden

Chantilly Park
704-432-4280
222 Wyanoke Avenue

  • Features:
    • 7 acres
    • Multi-purpose field
    • Volleyball court
    • Disc golf putting green
    • Picnic shelter
    • Walking trails
    • Playground

Collins Park
704-432-4280
4500 Applegate Road

  • Features:
    • 4 acres
    • Multi-purpose field
    • Tennis court
    • Picnic shelter with grill
    • Picnic tables with canopy
    • Walking trails
    • Playground

Colonial Park
704-432-4280
219 Providence Road

  • Features:
    • 3 acres
    • Multi-purpose field
    • Basketball court
    • 2 tennis courts
    • Walking trail
    • Playground

E.B. Moore Park
704-432-4280
901 Marsh Road

  • Features:
    • 4 acres
    • 1 multi-purpose field
    • 2 tennis courts
    • Shelter with restroom, grill and electricity
    • Playground

Eastover Park
704-432-4280
2730 Randolph Road

  • Features:
    • 19 acre neighborhood park

Edgehill Park
704-432-4280
975 S. Edgehill Road

  • Features:
    • 6 acres
    • Tennis court
    • Picnic area
    • Walking trails
    • Playground

Freedom Park
704 432-4280
1900 East Boulevard

  • Features:
    • 98 acres
    • 4 baseball fields
    • 2 batting cages
    • 12 tennis courts
    • 4 soccer fields
    • Basketball court
    • 2 volleyball courts
    • Concession stand
    • 7-acre lake
    • Amphitheater
    • 2 playgrounds
    • Walking trails/paths
    • 5 outdoor shelters with grills
    • THE MAHLON ADAMS PAVILION

Grier Heights Park
704-432-4280
3110 Leroy Street

  • Features:
  • 4 acres
  • 2 baseball fields
  • Basketball court
  • Picnic shelter with six picnic tables and 2 grills
  • Playground
  • 3 Horseshoe pits

Independence Park
704-432-4280
300 Hawthorne Lane

  • Features:
  • 24 acres
  • Baseball field
  • Batting cage
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 2 Tennis courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Picnic shelter with electricity, water
  • Stone shelter, reflecting pond and rose garden wedding sites
  • Walking trails
  • Playground

Latta Park

704-432-4280
601 East Park Avenue

  • Features:
  • 31 acres
  • Sprayground
  • Basketball court
  • 2 Multi-purpose fields
  • 6 tennis courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Picnic shelter with restroom, grill, electricity
  • Tom Sykes Recreation Center
  • Walking/fitness trails
  • Playground
  • 2 soccer fields

Pearle Street Park
704-432-4280
1200 Baxter Street

  • Features:
    • 6 acres
    • Basketball court
    • Multi-purpose field
    • Walking trails

The City of Charlotte purchased the 6-acre site of Pearl Street Park for $2,500 in 1942 from the Thompson Orphanage, an Episcopal institution. Literature of the time described it "as a park for Negro children." Contemporary news reports say white landowners in the area objected, but the city opened the park in 1943.

The Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Heritage Committee has dedicated a monument at Pearl Street Park, 1200 Baxter Street. The monument will mark this park as "the first Negro playground and first African-American park in Mecklenburg County." Several African-Americans who remember playing in the park and who experienced those days of segregation will be present for the dedication and available for interviews.

Randolph Road Park
704-432-4280
201 Billingsley Road

  • Features:
    • 20 acres
    • 6 baseball fields
    • Batting cage
    • Soccer field
    • Concession stands

Sedgefield Park
704-432-4280
621 Elmhurst Road

  • Features:
    • 5 acres
    • Basketball court
    • Tennis Court
    • Picnic shelter with electricity and grill
    • Playground
    • Walking trails

Thompson Park
704-432-4280
1129 East 3rd Street

  • Features:
    • 3.3 acres
    • Gazebo
    • Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
    • Historic St. Mary's Chapel

Veterans Park
704-432-4280
2136 Central Avenue

  • Features:
    • 19 acres
    • Basketball court
    • Sprayground
    • Baseball field
    • Softball field
    • 6 tennis courts
    • 9-hole disc golf course
    • 2 outdoor shelters
    • Indoor shelter
    • Playground
    • Walking trail

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