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Best Playgrounds In Charlotte

May 15, 2011 5:53 PM

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Are you looking for a place to let your kids get out their energy? Playgrounds have been around for generations for just that purpose. And the playgrounds you’ll find in Charlotte’s public parks offer a safe place for kids to play until the sun goes down. Playgrounds are some of the best ways for your kids to express their creativity, stretch their imagination and exercise their bodies.
Latta Park

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Latta Park Playground

The playground at Latta Park is fantastic place for kids and adults alike. It’s nestled in the Dilworth neighborhood in a grove of trees that provide much needed shade on those hot summer days. Along with the shaded playground, Latta Park also offers one of the only Spraygrounds in Charlotte, which is certainly a favorite outdoor activity in the Southern heat. While the children are playing, the adults and teenagers can partake of the covered cook out area or the basketball courts. A very important part of any playground is bathrooms, which you can easily find at Latta Park. After the kids have had their fun, take a stroll on the beautiful wooded paths around the park.

Charlotte Playground

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Independence Park Playground

Along with being the oldest park in Charlotte, Independence Park offers recreation activities for everyone from serious athletes to waddling toddlers. You can choose between a batting cage, a volleyball court, two tennis courts, two basketball courts, three hiking trails and, of course, one amazing playground. Let the kids swing and climb and bounce and squeal while you and the rest of the family set up a picnic under the covered picnic shelter. You can make a whole day of family fun. And once the kids have tired themselves out on the playground, head on over to the reflection pool or stroll through the fragrant rose garden. Whatever you choose to do the kids will thank you for the playground experience at Independence Park.

Clanton Park

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Clanton Park Playground

Clanton Park is 77 acres of awesome family fun. With 2 soccer fields, 2 softball fields, and 11 basketball courts (including one “kiddie” court) you can bet that kids are getting plenty of exercise at Clanton Park. Their colorful playground includes all good basics like slides, swings and monkey bars. With plenty of surrounding benches, a picnic shelter and a gazebo, their are lots of places to rest your weary feet while keeping a close eye on the little ones. Water fountains and restrooms are also easily accessible to all the outdoor fun. Also be sure to bring your burger and hot dogs to throw on the grills that can be found in many of the covered picnic shelters.

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