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Parks and nature in Charlotte

Top parks

Rafting
“There is so much to do at the Whitewater center. Go alone or take your family for adventure and relaxation! They’ve added ice skating for the winter...very unique. There are many free concerts in the summer, simply pay for parking. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
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“Something that doesn't cost any money. Play soccer, volleyball, cycling, picnic, jog, walk or throw the baseball, football or frisbee. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
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“Pretty park with a great backdrop of the skyscrapers. You can rent a bike or grab a scooter from anywhere in that area! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
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“This is a cool place to escape into a peaceful scenic space. Horseback riding, hiking trails, and a place to view birds in the raptor center. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful view in the heart of the city. Grab coffee across the street from 7th Street Market and take a walk around this park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Shady park with playgrounds, baseball fields, hiking trails, and disc golf course. Also has a nature center.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Trails

Rafting
“There is so much to do at the Whitewater center. Go alone or take your family for adventure and relaxation! They’ve added ice skating for the winter...very unique. There are many free concerts in the summer, simply pay for parking. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Park
“Something that doesn't cost any money. Play soccer, volleyball, cycling, picnic, jog, walk or throw the baseball, football or frisbee. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Park
“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“1900 East Blvd, 28203 -7 miles A lake anchors this large park, which also has sports fields, a playground & trails and access to Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a great urban walking and biking path. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“An outdoor oasis in the suburbs with plenty of parking. Surfaces along this 5.8-mile stretch include asphalt, gravel and boardwalk as you walk, bike or jog. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Not only is the light rail out your door, so is the rail trail. Hop over to the beginning of the trail, rent a bike or scooter and be on your way to a self guided tour of Charlotte.”
  • 2 locals recommend