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Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear reflective clothing when out after dark.
Parking Address and Trail Location:1881 Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204 MAP
Additional Parking: Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School, 1601 Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204 MAP
The Independence Park Trail winds through Independence Park which "was created in 1924 at the urging of Charlotte industrialist Daniel Augustus Tompkins, founder of the Charlotte Observer, and is the oldest public park in Charlotte.
Independence Park is split into two sections by Hawthorne Lane. Both sections lie below street level which gives the park a secluded and tranquil atmosphere, despite the fact that the site commands excellent views of the Charlotte skyline. The lower park contains a winding path, a rose garden, large, leafy trees, a reflecting pond, and a gazebo. The upper park contains more trails, a playground, several athletic fields, and the 300 seat Independence Park Stadium." Wikipedia.
View the Independence Park MAP for a more detailed information.
Visit Mecklenburg County for more information.
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216