Romare Bearden Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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Romare Bearden Park
Spiral Odyssey (Richard Hunt).jpg
Spiral Odyssey by Richard Hunt, a signature installation at the park.
TypeUrban park
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates35°13′37″N 80°50′50″W / 35.2270°N 80.8473°W / 35.2270; -80.8473Coordinates: 35°13′37″N 80°50′50″W / 35.2270°N 80.8473°W / 35.2270; -80.8473
Area5.4 acres
Created2013
Operated byMecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
WebsiteRomare Bearden Park

Romare Bearden Park is a 5.4-acre public park located at 300 S. Church Street in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1] Named for Charlotte born artist Romare Bearden, it opened in late August 2013.[2] It is across the street from BB&T Ballpark, the home of the International League's Charlotte Knights.

Located in Charlotte center city, the park will offer fitness and cultural arts programs throughout the year. The park design is based on Bearden’s collages and paintings as interpreted by supervising artist Norie Sato.[3] It features two gardens, a courtyard of dining tables with chairs on a bed of crushed granite, a formal event green field, a play area with interactive digital chimes including dance chimes, and several waterfalls.[4]

The grand opening took place on August 31-September 1, 2013.

Panorama of Romare Bearden Park

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