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Top 10 Parks Near Charlotte, NC

Updated: February 2022. Enjoy a day outside at one of the top 10 parks near Charlotte, NC. Whether you’re looking for hiking trails, sports fields, or a beautiful place to have a picnic, Charlotte and the surrounding area have a great selection of parks for you.

1. Historic Rural Hill

4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-3113

Rural Hill is located on 265-acre of farmland and is a popular historic attraction for many visitors and locals. What once was a thriving plantation, is now a point of education for all who visit. Make sure to check out their upcoming events before your visit! Their 2022 events include:

  • April 9-10 — Loch Norman Highland Games 2022
  • May 6-7 — North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
  • September 3-4 — The Battle of Charlotte
  • September 10-November 6 — The Amazing Mazie Maze
  • November 12-13 — The Sheepdog Trials

2. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

2986 Rock River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215
(980) 314-1119

Located on Rocky River Road in Charlotte, NC, the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve protects over 900 acres of forested, natural habitat within the park. For those who love nature and the outdoors, this perverse has several hiking trails around lakes, forested areas, fields, and streams. Grab your thick socks and sturdy hiking boots for this adventure in nature!

3. Lake Norman State Park

759 State Park Rd, Troutman, NC 28166
(704) 528-6350

The Lake Norman State Park offers a single-track 30.5-mile trail that is great for mountain biking. Additionally, the park offers opportunities to boat, fish, swim, and simply enjoy nature. They even have a community building equipped with kitchen and bathroom facilities plus a fireplace which can be rented out for private events.

4. Winget Park

12025 Winget Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278
(704) 643-5725

Formerly known as the Thomas McAlister Winget Park, this 150-acre park offers many different facilities for both relaxing and adventurous days. Whether you want to enjoy a nice picnic with your family or play a round of horseshoes in the horseshoe pit, you’re guaranteed to have a pleasant day.

5. Nevin Community Park

6000 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
(980) 314-1001

Located right next to Ranson Middle School in Charlotte, Nevin Community Park is an urban park.  It features lighted baseball and soccer fields, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, and more. This park also has a great trail for hiking, biking, and/or bird watching.

6. Frazier Park

1201 W 4th Street Ext, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 432-4280

If you head down West Fourth Street Ext, you will find the beautiful Frazier Park! This 12-acre urban park has a lot to offer its guests and a visit to the community garden is a must! The park offers soccer and American football fields, tennis and basketball courts, and more.

7. Ramsey Creek Park

18441 Nantz Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
(980) 314-1001

Just outside of Charlotte, you will find the town of Cornelius which is home to Ramsey Creek Park. With beautiful views of Lake Norman from nearly every area, you can enjoy a beautiful, scenic day at this lakefront park. Activities include boating, fishing, hiking, and of coure, picnicking.

8. James Boyce Park

300 Boyce Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 643-5725

Right behind Charlotte Preparatory School, lies the spacious James Boyce Park. Although located within the Charlotte city limits, this park has the feeling of being out in nature rather than in an urban setting. Enjoy hiking and biking, kicking a soccer ball, catching a softball, or relaxing and watching all the activities around you. 

9. Rama Road Park

1035 Rama Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
(980) 314-1000

If you’re looking to spend the day outside, head to Rama Road Park. With 14 acres, a playground, and a picnic shelter, you and your family will find plenty to enjoy.

10. Freedom Park

1908 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

This 98-acre park features many activities including four baseball fields with batting cages, twelve tennis courts, four soccer fields, and a full-court basketball court. It’s also a great place for a people-watching picnic. So, whether you’re looking for some physical activity or a comfortable place for a leisurely picnic, this park is a great choice.


After a lovely day outside, come back to Davidson Village Inn, the best bed and breakfast the area has to offer. With our family suites, you and your family can enjoy a lovely North Carolina vacation together all while feeling right at home. Wake up in the morning to a delicious breakfast that will prepare you for the next day of adventure. For more information on things to do in Davidson, NC, make sure to request our free Davidson, NC, Vacation Guide. We look forward to booking your stay!


Updated Feb 2022