Monday, June 1, 2015

Freedom Park - 6/01/15

Freedom Park is a 98-acre public park in Charlotte, NC, that is located between the historic neighborhoods of Dilworthtown and Myers Park on East Boulevard. The central feature of the park is a 7-acre lake.

Free films and musical performances are held here throughout the summer. Also, the five-day-long Festival in the Park is held each September attracting over 100,000 visitors.

We enjoyed walking the loop trail around the lake with Sadie, our doggy. We saw lots of folks enjoying this beautiful setting in hammocks, laying on blankets, sitting on benches, pushing strollers, and walking dogs.

We have a photo of John and his mother standing in front of the large tree on the left that was taken in the 1950s! We were last here with Sadie in 2010. All in all there are lots of memories here.

I enjoyed taking some photos of the waterfowl here, although there are now concerted efforts underway to reduce the number of Canadian Geese that congregate here each year.

The Charlotte Nature Museum with exhibits of animals and plants of the region is located across this bridge adjacent to the park. It was closed today, Monday. Sugar Creek flows beneath the bridge.

This picturesque bridge provides access to the island where the pavilion can be found.

John and Sadie had a special performance for me today.  Ahhh, the grace...

Below are two war memorials located in the park.

And, there were so many beautiful spring flowers in bloom.

This is just a beautiful and serene setting that provides the perfect location for enjoyable family time. We loved spending some time here today and will always visit Freedom Park when we are in Charlotte.


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