Urban Oasis along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte’s newest park opened recently along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. The park, called Midtown Park, is an impressive project that is worth a visit. Charlotte’s Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a public area of more than 19 miles of trails and land connectors. The greenway was designed to interconnect neighborhoods, landmarks and public spaces in order to increase the Queen City’s pedestrian-oriented activities.
Midtown Park, located next to the Metropolitan mixed-use development, was once home to a gas station. Today the park uses stone, artwork and other natural materials to bring new energy and life to the area.
Midtown Park and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway is popular with residents and downtown workers seeking exercise.
A gleaming sphere, installed in April 2012, was designed to bring enjoyment of visual art to the sight-impaired. Artists Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen blended Braille embossed dots with modified music box readers to create multi-dimensional pieces.
A biker weaves through the winding pathways of Midtown Park.
Lunch-time exercisers run through along the greenway at Midtown Park.
The greenway provides such environmental benefits as stream buffering, wildlife habitats and flood control.
A stone archway frames the uptown Charlotte skyline in the background.
A couple steals a moment together at a table in Midtown Park.