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Freedom Park

This 98-acre (39.6-hectare) public park is a slice of nature at its best, right in the middle of the city. Complete with four baseball diamonds, two batting cages, a dozen tennis courts, four soccer fields, a basketball court, a pair of volleyball courts, a pair of playgrounds, a seven-acre (two hectare) lake, an amphitheater, a number of sheltered picnic areas, and miles of trails and paths; this park has something for everyone. There's even a concession stand for joggers in need of water or sun bathers in need of ice cream. Many of the picnic shelters are reservable, as are the Freedom Park Bandshell and the Mahlon Adams Pavilion, a banquet hall that seats roughly 70 people.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens are managed by the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus and comprise three separate sites- the Van Landingham Glen, the Susie Harwood Garden, and the McMillan Greenhouse. Showcasing a wide variety of plants in the gardens, including rhododendrons, native Carolina flora, orchids, desert succulents, and carnivorous pitcher plant hybrids, this garden is a visual delight. There are also many walking paths and lovely landscape architecture displays to please the eye. The park is open daily and features an ever-changing collection that varies depending on the time of year, so be sure to check the website for updates.

Charlotte Nature Museum

This museum is tailor made to teach kids about the natural world. They'll see live animals, such as baby chicks, owls, and snakes. Take a stroll through the Butterfly Pavilion or the Paw Paw Nature Trail to learn more about local wildlife. Kids can run and play at Fort Wild or Our Big Backyard, or listen and learn during one of several workshops and events organized here.

Independence Park

In addition to being the oldest park in Charlotte, this 24-acre (10-hectare) parcel in the heart of Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood serves your every recreational need. For athletes, Independence Park has a batting cage, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, and three hiking trails. Families make good use of the sheltered picnic area and the playground. If romance is in the air, stroll by the reflecting pool or through the rose garden. A number of shelters, including the rose garden's gazebo, are available for private events. See the website for reservation information.

Carowinds

There's no way you can get bored at the 105-acre (42-hectare) Carowinds, whatever age group you belong to. This amusement park has it all, from rides like Nickelodeon Central and Vortex to events and live shows. Water lovers can splash around in the water park, featuring giant slides and a lazy river. With a mix of high-speed coasters, family-friendly rides, and entertaining events, Carowinds promises a fun-filled day for everyone. Spend a day of absolute fun, frolic, thrills, and maybe even some chills!

Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary

Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary was designed and created by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson in 1927, encompassing almost three acres in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. The estate includes the original house built by the couple, as well as extensive gardens which are now home to an array of flowers, local trees, and birds. There are many winding paths to explore, with informational plaques lining the brick walkways. The Clarkson house is also worth a visit, as it has been renovated to replicate its original style. Also, make sure to check out the website for more information about the estate, as well as fun tips like recipes for peanut butter birdseed cakes. Guided tours for groups are available on some weekday mornings, and reservations can be made by phone.

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