An excellent park! Completely free located in downtown Charlotte, you wouldn't know it was in the middle of downtown. Very secluded in a very nice residential neighborhood. Has basketball courts, covered picnic area, bathrooms, a large playground for younger and older kids. Most of the playground is shaded to keep you cool. It has a small creek running behind it. Has lost of large open grass to play catch or just to run around and be a kid. Pets are welcome on a leash. And the best part is that they have a water fountain park. It's gated around the fountains and has several different styles of fountains for the kids to run through and play with. Make sure you bring a change of clothes and towels. The kids have a blast playing in it and it's hard to tear them away.