Uptown Charlotte’s newest park is taking shape. Romare Bearden Park is being named for Bearden, who is considered to be one of the most renowned African American artists of the past century. The park, in the old Third Ward, is close to offices, condos and shopping. It will feature a promenade linking the park to Tryon Street. This 5.4 acre urban park’s master plan evokes Bearden and his use of memory as triggers for key inspirational points. It includes two gardens, and a courtyard of moveable tables and chairs on a bed of crushed granite heavily shaded by a strong tree canopy, a large open green for informal play and events, a play area with interactive digital chimes and waterfalls.
It is bordered by Mint, Church and Third Streets and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Our friends at LandDesign are working on landscaping, and civil engineering.