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Charlotte

Sheffield Park

Sheffield Park is an 8 acre urban park at 1300 Tarrington Avenue in the Sheffield/Winterfield neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features a playground, a picnic shelter, and one court for each of tennis, softball, and basketball. Sheffield Park is adjacent to Westfield Park, Evergreen Cemetery, and Evergreen Nature Preserve. Together these three parcels of city owned land provide over 100 acres of woodlands within minutes of uptown Charlotte.

In 2008 Mecklenburg County voters approved a $250 million bond to improve and expand parks. One result was construction of a 77-acre urban forest to be known as Evergreen Nature Preserve. It is named after the adjacent Evergreen Cemetery on Central Avenue. The preserve contains a variety of habitats and attracts many migratory birds during the fall and spring. Mecklenburg County Park and Rec holds occasional festivals celebrating migratory birds at Evergreen. For example, in cooperation with Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, May 1, 2010 was declared International Migratory Birds Day at the Evergreen Nature Preserve.