parks

Do you really need a permit to film in Charlotte’s parks?

Last week, a Charlotte resident was stopped by a park ranger in McDowell Park while filming with a tripod and an iPhone. He was told that if he wanted to...

The athletic fields at Renaissance Park have been closed for good — but golf is safe

Renaissance Park is known for its massive amount of green space, bike trails and sports areas. The park is home to a popular golf course, sand volleyball and...

Do the county’s plans for Second Ward include enough park space?

Mecklenburg County wants to redevelop land it owns in Second Ward. The vision is to create a vibrant mixed-use development with retail, hotels and homes. It...

Sardis Park is Charlotte’s most overlooked weekend play area

One of my family’s favorite weekend activities is going to Sardis Park right after lunch. If you live in south Charlotte or Matthews, you’ve probably...

29 massive public projects about to transform your local park

Mecklenburg County is super busy changing the face of our parks and recreation centers. From Davidson to Steele Creek, 68 projects with a collective price...

Parklets turned Tryon Street into a backyard oasis (20 photos + poll)

Parked cars are just the worst. They’re ugly, they’re big, they’re inconvenient and they’re unfriendly. I think that’s why people...

Underrated green space in Charlotte: 3 parks worth a visit

Ask just about anyone in town what to do when visiting Charlotte and odds are they’ll tell you to stop by Romare Bearden and Freedom Park. That’s...