Romare Bearden Park
I've always enjoyed going to the music concert series in the park, especially at this location. It was always a great mix of different ages. You would see different couples up in the front dancing. I love watching people dance in sync. I do wish they had a playground for the kids but they do have the water fountain that the kids can play in. There is a huge field you could have a picnic in. You could always grab a pizza at mellow mushroom and coffee at Starbucks and eat it at the park. There are several places you can get food from that are right across the street or a block away. In addition, this location is a great place to watch fireworks. Just make sure you come early to get a parking spot and a place to sit. I will post some pictures soon.
I love this park. It's open and you can get plenty of walking done if you want to exercise or jog. It's got comfortable benches to sit on. It's got a creek that runs next to it and if you want to go get ice cream? Basking Robbins is around the corner. This park is always clean. I always come here. To me, its 5 star.
This is a great, little park right in the center of uptown. There are plenty of attractions for kids, wide open spaces, and gardened spots if you need a quieter moment. Plenty of places to sit and two, separate, open fields. I just wish that people would clean up after their dogs more.
Miranda du Toit
This was our first time there and we found the usual unsavory characters there and it would have been fine without a child. Glad to have seen it but now it's a been there, done that. You can rent bikes or scooters to explore the city and that is nice if you are young. Did not feel very safe for me with a young child.
7LAMPS of FIRE
Its so peaceful and serene in the morning between 9am and 11am when Im there, 2 mornings out the week. Lots of seating and shaded areas. The robins and thrushes come near to be fed and I have a mix of unsalted roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds readily available for them, in which they truly love. In the evenings there is way too many people with vibes and energy and spirits not too common with peaceful meek individuals as myself.