Freedom Park

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.


Freedom Park  is a 98-acre recreational park located between the historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods. A 7-acre lake, called  Duck Pond , centers the park. Named in honor of our war veterans, Freedom Park was built with private money at the end of WWII. Since 2012,  Freedom Park  connects with  Little Sugar Creek Greenway , a pleasant walkway leading towards uptown Charlotte.

Freedom Park is a 98-acre recreational park located between the historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods. A 7-acre lake, called Duck Pond, centers the park. Named in honor of our war veterans, Freedom Park was built with private money at the end of WWII. Since 2012, Freedom Park connects with Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a pleasant walkway leading towards uptown Charlotte.

This original steam engine was built in 1920 and ran on the  Gainesville Midland Railroad  in Georgia and was one of the last steam locomotives in regular service in this part of the country.

This original steam engine was built in 1920 and ran on the Gainesville Midland Railroad in Georgia and was one of the last steam locomotives in regular service in this part of the country.



1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel.: → (980) 314-1002

 
 
 

Mon. to Sun.: 6am to 9pm.


All year.


Free admission.


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.