Latta Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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Latta Park
Latta Park Pavilion, Charlotte, NC.jpg
Latta Park Pavilion
Type Public park
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°12′35″N 80°51′03″W / 35.2096°N 80.8507°W / 35.2096; -80.8507Coordinates: 35°12′35″N 80°51′03″W / 35.2096°N 80.8507°W / 35.2096; -80.8507
Area 31 acres
Created 1897
Operated by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
Website Latta Park

Latta Park is a 31-acre urban park at 601 East Park Avenue in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball, as well as lots of benches and picnic facilities, playgrounds, walking trails, fitness trails, and soccer fields.[1] Latta Park was designed to be kid-friendly and is one of the five Charlotte parks that feature a "sprayground", a water themed playground where children can splash and jump.[2]

Latta Park, as well as the neighborhood it sits in, are both named after Edward Dilworth Latta, the early 20th century Charlotte entrepreneur and real estate developer.[3] The park was designed by the English landscape architect Joseph Forsyth Johnson.[4] Adjacent to Latta Park is the Tom Sykes Recreation Center.[5]

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