McAlpine Creek Park
- Open Now
I like how the main trail around the lake is very open.
This place is great! I watched folks give their fish that they caught away to a kid, laughter echos throughout, families grill, absolutely a treasure of a park! The diversity here only makes me smile. One of the things I adore about Charlotte is how so many cultures there are in this city, and you can see the beauty of how diverse our city is here! I love hearing different languages communicate, as one language is universal: laughter. You get plenty of that here. I actually prefer this park over Freedom Park. This park has an extremely different vibe, its way more laid back and personable. A true utopia in an extremely stressed out city. (It was actually quite busy on a Tuesday, however, I was cognitive to not take photos of people to respect their privacy. You can expect this park to be quite lively, with plenty of parking.)
This was a great trail. I did 40 miles here overall. It was well maintained. I have a mountain bike so I enjoyed the gravel and paved surfaces. I would come back here to ride again.
I love watching beaver here.
Nice little park with a pond and trails to do various human powered activities on. It's usually fairly busy regardless of the time of day. They also have massive dog areas so that's cool for the pups.