Friday, December 17, 2021

Hidden Parks: Davis Flohr Neighborhood Park

Busy making an entertainment gameplan for winter break? Me, too. Why not plan to check out a new park? 

Here's a suggestion: Davis Flohr Neighborhood Park in NoDa. Formerly Clemson Avenue Park, this pocket greenspace recently got a makeover and a new name. 

Located about 10 minutes east of uptown, Davis Flohr Park offers recreation options for all ages (grown-ups, included). There, you'll find a swing set with multiple types of swings, a sprawling set of new playground equipment with imaginative play and climbing options for a span of ages and development levels, and a stationary adult cardio workout station. 

There's also a basketball half-court with one goal, benches, paved walking paths, and plenty of field space to run around. And, our kids' favorite: One of those spinning balance rings (kind of like a merry-go-round, but not) that you can find in the NFL Play 60 area at Freedom Park. 

It's sort of surprising the number of amenities tucked into this 1-acre corner lot just off Matheson Ave.

This park was renovated in the past couple of years and, in 2020, was renamed in honor of proud NoDa resident, Davis Flohr, who faced a lifetime of health challenges with courage and strength, and lived with a determined spirit, optimism and an infectious light. 

Davis passed away in 2019 at 13 years old, leaving a gaping hole in the lives of his family and the NoDa community. They rallied to rename the park, where Davis enjoyed spending many afternoons with friends, in his honor. 

If the weather remains this mild, there ought to be plenty of opportunity for outdoor play over winter break! Consider visiting Davis Flohr Neighborhood if you're looking for a new place to explore. 

Note: There are no restroom facilities and parking is on-street only. 

How to get there: 
Davis Florh Neighborhood Park is located at 3020 Clemson Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205. 

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