McAlpine Creek Park
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I like how the main trail around the lake is very open.
The Greenway to the right smells. The trail to the left has more sun and better views. There is a dog park. There are benches to sit. Some picnic tables. There are some security cameras in the parking lot. Lots of parking. Some asphalt trails and some gravel/dirt hard packed easy to walk on trails. From the parking lot to the trail if you turn right the green way is about 3 miles until it ends at Providence Road.
MURAT T. IPEK
Such a great place for a morning or afternoon run. Lots of trail options. People are tend to be very nice. It has a massive dog park which separated for smaller or larger dogs. It might get busy on the weekend, especially on an event days, so keep in mind that if thats the case, entrance/exit on Monroe road will be a bit challenging.
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.)
Love our local park! The water feature is really pretty to walk around. There's a nice large field for kids to run and play or to have a picnic. Only downside is it's not always the cleanest because of all the geese.