Freedom Park, NC
The park has paved trails, tennis/volleyball courts, sport/athletic fields and playground equipment. In addition, the park includes the Charlotte Nature Museum, an urban science center that exhibits the animals and plants of the Piedmont region. This park has a steam engine that is fenced and safety bars added over the tender but you can walk into the cab. In earlier years the train was open where kids could climb on top of it and under it. During that time period there were two fire engines old enough the had the handle crank in front for the engine.Both fire trucks had the insides and rear hose area open for kids to explore, play and learn. There was also a tank that the access hatch was welded it shut but could be climbed and played on.