Squirrel Lake Park
Nice local park close to downtown Matthews. There's a playground for the kids, two sheltered picnic areas (and scattered uncovered picnic areas), a small pond for fishing, disc golf course, and walking trails. This park is also is an access point to Four Mile Creek greenway (not connected to Four Mile Creek greenway in south Charlotte). There is also a +/-.25 mile loop trail around the pond. It's mostly parents with children in the park, so days when the weather is nice and kids are out of school, parking can be tight. Plus, sheltered areas can be reserved for private groups, which can lead to parking issues. A word of warning to anyone with a fear of birds, this park is home to a number of Canadian geese and even a crane can be spotted around the lake some days.
Wonderful Park but the only complaint that I really have about it is trying to wish the lake was better stocked and bigger.
Great local park very well maintained with a ice play area for small children. Walking paths to four mile creek, never very crowded
Nice little park, lots of Pokemon gamers walk around here and quite a few bikers as well. There are sheltered benches for parties and few hiking trails around the pond and through the woods!
Every time I have visited the park, it is always clean and very inviting. My family loves this park. My only complaint is the rocks you have to drive over to get to the parking lot and sometimes I wish the parking lot was bigger.