Independence Park is the oldest park in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened in 1904, the park features a rose garden, a gazebo, a playground and picnic areas. The 24-acre urban park also features walking trails, a pond, volleyball courts, ping pong tables, basketball courts, tennis courts and a soccer field. The park has a demonstration garden that has a beautiful landscape, local vegetables are harvested in the garden, gardening skills are taught to children and adults in the demonstration gardens. The park is open everyday from 8AM.
Things to Do
- Independence Park has all the amenities for a great family outing, the park has walking trails for running and strolling, and a beautiful rose garden with a gazebo.
- The park has picnic shelters that can be reserved and have electricity and outdoor grills.
- The park has a baseball field, soccer field, batting cage, tennis courts and basketball courts.
- Play table tennis with your family, children can play in the playground.
- The park has a beautiful reflecting pond, the rose garden is a site for weddings.
- Families can enjoy a picnic in the park.
- A memorial is set up in the park honoring the girl scout, Lillian Arhelger, who lost her life trying to save a child in North Carolina.
- Many festivals are held in the park in the Summer.
Independence Park Insider Tips
- Water fountains are available in the park.