Updated: April 2019
An Oasis Close to Uptown Charlotte
Named in honor of our war veterans, Freedom Park is a 98-acre recreational park just 3 miles (4.8 km) south of uptown Charlotte.
The park features a 7-acre lake, called Duck Pond, lovely paved walkways, an amphitheater, and an original 1920 steam locomotive, which ran on the Gainesville Midland Railroad in Georgia. To the north are tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields.
During the summer months, the amphitheater offers live musical performances and free films.
In September, Freedom Park welcomes over 100,000 visitors for its annual five-day-long Festival in the Park.
At the south-eastern end of the park, a small bridge crosses Little Sugar Creek, from where visitors have access to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, which connects several smaller parks until it reaches uptown Charlotte.
The same small bridge also leads to the Charlotte Nature Museum, which is operated by the → Discovery Place Science.
Mon. to Sun.: 6am to 9pm.
Free on-premise parking.
Parking lots on Princeton Avenue and Lilac Road. Large parking lot to the north on East Blvd with access to the soccer and baseball fields.
Freedom Park is family friendly and offers many opportunities to relax and enjoy the day.
A large playground is located beside the steam locomotive just north of the Mahlon Adams Pavilion. Closest parking to the playground is from East Blvd.
During the summer months the park offers live musical performances and free films in its amphitheater.
The walkways are paved and are accessible by wheelchair.
Restrooms are located near the parking lots on Princeton Ave and Lilac Road as well as the soccer and baseball fields to the north of Freedom Park.