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Northeast District - Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Parks

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216

Phone: 704-336-3854

Explore Northeast District Parks

Mecklenburg County Park and RecThe Northeast Park District is features great parks and facilities for the whole family. Some of the larger parks include Reedy Creek Park/ Nature Preserve and Nevin Community Park. Select a link below for more information on that park.

Allen Hills Park
5100 Cheviot Road
704 -336-8866

  • Features:
    • 11.5 acres
    • 2 half court basketball courts
    • Playground
    • Picnic area
    • Multi-purpose field
    • 2 softball fields
    • Restrooms

Briarwood Park
5399 Waterwood Street

  • Features:
    • 33.2 acres
    • Mulit-purpose field
    • Softball field
    • Playground
    • Picnic tables
    • Benches
    • Grills

Kirk Farm Fields
210 East Mallard Creek Church Road

  • Features:
  • 36 acre park
  • Five youth soccer fields
  • Connected to Mallard and Clark's Creek Greenway

About the Park:

Kirk Farm Fields is located near Mallard Creek Church Road and US Highway 29. The park is named in honor of John Kirk and four generations of his family who farmed on the site and raised livestock there. John Kirk bought the property at the end of the Civil War.

In addition to soccer fields, the park contains the eastern end the Clark's Creek/Mallard Creek Greenway. This greenway, mostly paved, runs 7.3 miles and is currently the county's longest continuous greenway. 

It connects many neighborhoods, University Research Park, and Mallard Creek Elementary School. Construction will soon start on a branch to extend through the campus of UNCC. The park also contains a wetlands viewing area with a boardwalk, so visitors can get a close-up look at the wetlands flora and fauna.

Mallard Creek Community Park
3001 Johnston-Oehler Road

  • Features:
    • 515 acres
    • 4 softball fields
    • 8 full-size soccer fields
    • Volleyball court
    • 2 picnic shelters
    • Concession stand
    • Playground

Nevin Community Park
6000 Statesville Road

  • Features:
    • 340 acres
    • 4 lighted softball/baseball fields (no pitching mounds, concessions open during league play)
    • 3 soccer fields (2 are lighted)
    • 6 horseshoe pits
    • 5 Bocce ball courts
    • 3 shuffle board courses
    • 3 lighted picnic shelters
    • Concession stand
    • Multi-purpose trail
    • 3 playgrounds
    • Sprayground (free to the public and open seven days a week, 10am-8pm)

Newell Park
9130 Newell Baptist Church Road

  • Features:
    • 17 acres
    • 5 softball/baseball fields
    • Batting cage
    • Picnic shelter with grill
    • Walking trails and
    • Playground

Reedy Creek Park
2900 Rocky River Road

  • Features:
    • 116 acres park
    • Lakeside Meadow
    • Basketball court
    • 2 softball fields
    • Soccer field
    • Cricket field
    • 2 horseshoe pits
    • 4 volleyball courts
    • Community garden
    • 18-hole disc golf course
    • 3 ponds
    • Fishing pier
    • 9 outdoor picnic shelters
    • 1 indoor picnic shelter
    • 2 playgrounds
    • Dog park
    • Reedy Creek Nature Center
    • 10 miles of hiking trails located in adjacent 727-acre nature preserve

RibbonWalk Urban Forest
4601 Nevin Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

Over 192 acres of natural woodlands, comprising the southern end of Nevin Park lies largely untouched and unnoticed just minutes away from downtown Charlotte, NC. Entrance to the Forest is free.

RibbonWalk Urban Forest is woodland oasis in the heart of the city of Charlotte. The forest includes 192-acres of woodland and wetland habitat with several miles of nature trails and a variety of native flora and fauna. An extraordinary grove of old-age beech trees designated as a "treasure tree grove" stands out a one of the most impressive features of the forest. There are also picturesque mature pines, flowering trees and other native hardwoods. Wetland features include several ponds and meandering streams. Native wildflowers dot the forest floor. Take and walk and discover wildlife or signs of wildlife. You may see mammal tracks, hear frogs or spot one of more than 60 birds that have been seen in the forest by birdwatchers. There are many natural wonders to behold.

Recreational Hiking

RibbonWalk has several hiking trails. Enjoy some exercise or relax on a forest bench. Self-guided trail maps are available. Trails are marked by colored ribbons tied to trees.


Professors from local colleges and universities like Johnson C. Smith, Queens, and Central Piedmont, and local K-12th grade teachers bring their science classes out to research a variety of ecosystems within the forest.


There is a large open field with several picnic tables. This large open space at the entrance to the forest is great for events and lawn games.


Facilities include a Barn, Porta-Jon (includes water, soap & towels). The White house on Nevin Road is the conservancy office and is not open to the public.

Directions To RibbonWalk

  • North of Charlotte, NC on Statesville Avenue (Road), turn right on Nevin Road
  • (1.2 miles) and watch for the blue and gray RibbonWalk sign on your left as you pass the Thompson Glen subdivision.
  • From West Sugar Creek, turn left on Nevin Road (1.2 miles). Watch for the log cabin on your right. Entrance is next paved road on your right (Hoyt Hinson Rd.)

Thereasea Clark Elder Park
6315 Rockwell Church Road

  • Features
    • 12 Acres
    • Picnic shelter with grill
    • Playground
    • Basketball court
    • Multiball field
    • � mile asphalt walking trail

Tom Hunter
919 Tom Hunter Road

  • Features:
    • 8.36 acres
    • Basketball court
    • Walking trails
    • Playground

Unity Park
6401 Kelsey Drive

  • Features:
    • 5.33 acres
    • Softball field
    • 2 tennis courts
    • Volleyball court
    • Picnic shelter
    • Walking trails
    • Playground

Viewmont Park
5400 Viewmont Drive

  • Features:
    • 21 acres
    • Walking trails

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