I don't think I've ever seen a more filthy pavilion in a city park. It appears that zero care has been given to this part of the park. One bright note, the playground was very nice and seemed somewhat new. Though I didn't go to the baseball field or the basketball court, they seemed well cared for as well.
The trash is out of control. Some days the people that live around the park stay away because people from another neighborhood take it over. Their kids hang out in big groups and harass the neighbors if they try to use the facilities. It used to have a nice free library too but a mentally ill homeless bum that took residence there kept destroying it so now there's a half broken one without a door. It's particularly bad on Sundays. Don't they have basketball courts in their own neighborhood parks or are they so dangerous that they only feel safe in this one instead? It might help to get rid of the picnic grill at least.
Midwood park is one of the best parks for families in Charlotte. There are two playgrounds, one for older kids and one for younger kids. The community garden is a great place to relax. There are multiple geocaches hidden around the park. It is mostly shaded. This park holds many events like movie in the park, fall crawl, and seasonal crafts in the garden. The is also a basketball court, tennis court, baseball diamond and field for soccer. There are bathrooms. Overall a great park!!
Nice little park the basketball court is never really busy.
I have it one star for ONE SINGULAR REASON. It comes up as a dog park but its really not. Just because people bring their dogs does it make it a dog park! First off it is illegal in Charlotte to take your dog off leash in an unconfined area that is open to the public. Also, some dogs are still in training and obvious have to stay on a leash. To go all the way to a park and get there to find this out is not my idea of a five star place.