Charlotte’s Finest Five | Union County Parks

For so many of us, with all that is going on in the world these days, we are looking for a place to enjoy life's small moments in the great outdoors. Taking in the fresh air has never been more important! While your yard or even neighborhood can be great places to explore, they can get a little mundane day after day. So if you are looking to have a little adventure in a "backyard" that is not your own, these 5 Union County Parks are some of most enjoyed!


NO. 1 | CANE CREEK PARK

This has to be one of the parks with the most activities to enjoy and we have had the opportunity to even camp at Cane Creek Park. I think the thing that bring us back is the swim beach. It gives you that feeling of going to the beach minus the waves, yet you can jump in your car and relax at home at the end of the day. Something everyone will look forward to each year!

Activities to Enjoy | Baseball fields, bicycle trails, boating, camping, canoeing, disc golf course, fishing, hiking, picnic areas, playgrounds, rowboat rentals and swim beach.

5213 Harkey Road | Waxhaw, North Carolina



NO. 2 | STALLINGS MUNICIPAL PARK

If you are looking for a splashpad to play in, this is our all-time favorite. The water sprays out over a circular pad from these giant fountain balls, while others dance below you. The smiles on the little ones faces will carry you though the day for sure.

Activities to Enjoy | 3 playgrounds. fountains, musical stage, picnic areas, splash pad, tennis courts and walking trails

340 Stallings Road | Stallings, North Carolina




NO. 3 | CROOKED CREEK PARK

One of the things that is so fun about this park is there is a place for our furry friends. Couple that with some lovely walking trails...it makes for a great day!

Activities to Enjoy | Baseball fields, batting cages, bicycle trails, disc golf course, dog park, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic area, playgrounds, splash pad, track and walking trails.

5900 Oakwood Lane | Indian Trail, North Carolina






NO. 4 | COLONEL FRANCIS BEATTY PARK

There is something so peaceful about walking around this gorgeous lake. Take it in relaxing by the gazebo watching the fishermen cast out their lines along the docks or enjoy our favorite thing to do...feeding the ducks!

Activities to Enjoy | Basketball courts, bicycle trails, conference center (available for rent), fishing, horseshoe pits, lake, picnic areas, playgrounds, soccer fields, softball fields, tennis courts and walking trails. 4330 Weddington Road | Matthews, North Carolina



NO. 5 | MARVIN EFIRD PARK

This has to be one of the prettiest Union County parks in our opinion. The Barn makes a perfect backdrop for enjoying a book and watching as life unfolds around you.

Activities to Enjoy | Community gardening, meadow, playground, picnic areas, The Barn (available for rent}, tire swings and walking trails.

Please note: You will need to purchase a daily parking pass, if you are not a Marvin Resident. Marvin Resident's should receive one in the mail.

10004 New Town Road | Marvin, North Carolina



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