There are a number of really fantastic Charlotte Mecklenburg Park and Recreation spaces. Some of them are easier to find than others. Here's one we enjoy that you might not have stumbled on, yet.
There's playground equipment suitable for all ages and a sand play area. There's also a large pavilion with a half dozen tables, a grill and electricity. We like to hit the nearby Chick-fil-a on the way there for a take-out picnic lunch.
If you haven't discovered Sedgefield Park, yet, it's worth checking out. Definitely a solid alternative to your old standby.
Note: There are no bathroom facilities, so make sure to make a stop before you go.
How to get there:
Sedgefield Park is located at 621 Elmhurst Rd., Charlotte, NC 28203.
- A picnic or snack: There's a great big picnic shelter with half a dozen tables as well as plenty of green space to spread out a blanket.
- Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses: The trails are shaded, but the rest of the park is wide open.
- Bikes or scooters and helmets: The paved trails are perfect for riding.