Marshall Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Charlotte skyline seen from Marshall Park
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Operated by||Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation|
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. The Park is named for James B. Marshall who was the City Manager of Charlotte from 1935 through 1940.
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. 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.
- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation: Marshall Park
- The Charlotte Observer, Protesters camp at uptown’s Marshall Park, by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Ely Portillo, September 01, 2012
- The Charlotte Observer, Moral Monday protesters rail against Mecklenburg trio, By David Perlmutt and Jim Morrill, August 19, 2013
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