Marshall Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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Marshall Park
Skyline seen from Marshall Park, Charlotte, NC.jpg
Charlotte skyline seen from Marshall Park
Type Public park
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°13′09″N 80°50′19″W / 35.2192°N 80.8386°W / 35.2192; -80.8386Coordinates: 35°13′09″N 80°50′19″W / 35.2192°N 80.8386°W / 35.2192; -80.8386
Area 6.5 acres
Created 1973
Operated by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
Website Marshall Park

Marshall Park is a six and a half acre urban park at 800 East Third Street in the Second Ward of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features a large fountain and a lake, an amphitheater, a statue of Martin Luther King, and a Holocaust memorial monument. The park contains large open grassy areas with an unobstructed view of the Charlotte skyline.[1] The Park is named for James B. Marshall who was the City Manager of Charlotte from 1935 through 1940.

Protest site[edit]

Because of its proximity to center city, Marshall Park is occasionally the site of protester camps and demonstrations, sometimes with the implied consent of local officials, such as during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.[2] On August 19, 2013 more than 2,000 people gathered in Marshall Park for a Moral Monday protest against actions by the recently elected Republican government of North Carolina.[3]