Parks and Greenways





“Public Display of Affection” in Downtown Matthews

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2020

Usually, we think PDA is a little icky. (Come on people, get a room.) Especially now that we are supposed to be social distancing. (Seeing people hold hands in the produce section raises our anxiety level now.) But there is one Public Display of Affe… read more »




Butterfly Highway Pit Stop

Where Are We in CLT? | July 9, 2020

We don’t see many summer road trips in our future this summer, so we’re going to leave the highway adventures to the butterflies this year. These butterflies get to take an expressway that cuts straight through the heart of Uptown, never has traffic… read more »




Charlotte’s “Shared Street”

Happenings, Where Are We in CLT? | May 13, 2020

What are we doing this afternoon? As Martha and the Vandellas (and later David Bowie & Mick Jagger) say, we’ll be dancing in the street! Literally! The City of Charlotte started its “Shared Streets” initiative last weekend in an effort to give ev… read more »




Plaza Midwood Community Garden

Where Are We in CLT? | April 22, 2020

Since yesterday was Earth Day, we thought we’d take you on a virtual trip to a place where the Charlotte community can be one with the environment. The Plaza Midwood Community Garden has graced Midwood Park in Charlotte since 2005 when residents of t… read more »




Little Free Library

Where Are We in CLT? | April 8, 2020

Charlotte Mecklenberg Libraries may be closed for the time being (except for their wide variety of digital resources, which we hope you take full advantage of) but there are still dozens of ~much smaller~ libraries in full operation all across the Qu… read more »




D-Day Monument at Freedom Park

Where Are We in CLT? | November 11, 2019

There are quite a few veteran memorials nestled around the Queen City that honor the men and women who fought for our county and freedom. Speaking of freedom, you can find three of these monuments in Freedom Park (perfectly named for a day like today… read more »




Timeline at Latta Park

Where Are We in CLT? | October 23, 2019

You’ve truly never seen the color yellow until you’ve seen this bright behemoth in person. “Timeline,” the sculpture by Robert Winkler, is made from old trolley tracks that were discovered in 2009 during construction on East Blvd. The old trolley tra… read more »




Ratcliffe’s Flowers at The Green

Where Are We in CLT? | October 18, 2019

Back in 1917, Louis Ratcliffe started a floral business, appropriately named Ratcliffe’s Flowers, at 431 South Tryon Street. The business operated until 1989 when Carpe Diem moved into that location (who has since moved to Elizabeth).  Then in 2000,… read more »