McAlpine Creek Park
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.)
Great place to ride, run and take the dogs. It does get busy on the weekends when the weather is nice. But seems to be plenty of parking even if you have to go to one of the other lots.
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.
We were here for a big high school cross country meet. We've been here before to run, bike, and fish. GREAT park. Very big, plenty of room to spread out, plenty of parking. Facilities are very well maintained and kept clean. The running and biking trails are great, mostly flat but with enough features to keep your mind occupied. "The Hill" in the cross country course is a real challenge too. Great place to go run or bike. Highly recommended.
Dog Park is my favorite place, along with my two furry friends. The converted soccer field is a great place to run the puppies Plenty of open space. There is also a set aside section, just for little dogs.