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First Ward Park Opens in Uptown Charlotte


First Ward ParkAfter nearly a decade of planning and a year of construction, First Ward Park, 301 E. Seventh St., opened on Tuesday, Dec. 8 with a dedication ceremony and family-friendly activities. 

The event featured music by local school children, park tours and samplings from the merchants at the 7th Street Public Market and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza.

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The 4.5-acre park, located between ImaginOn and the UNC Charlotte Center City campus, was constructed through a partnership between Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and Levine Properties.


  • An open lawn for recreational play and festivals
  • An interactive fountain
  • A fountain plaza
  • An oval pool with trellis
  • An outdoor dining area
  • Garden walk
  • Overlook terrace
  • An indoor shelter
  • Flower beds


An official grand opening celebration will take place next April.