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.

This Park is named for James B. Marshall who was City Manager of Charlotte 1935-1940. It is said that Marshall’s office in City Hall overlooked the property, and he dreamed it would someday be a park. The property was cleared by urban renewal in the early 1970s, and the park was dedicated by the city on June 2, 1973.


  • 5.50 acres
  • Open space for gatherings and events
  • Small lake with concrete bottom, walking path and bridge
  • Large fountain
  • Small amphitheater on tiered grassy slope
  • Built-in power outlets in open space area for small events 
  • Beautiful view of Charlotte uptown skyline
  • Martin Luther King memorial statue
  • Holocaust memorial monument

Reservable Facilities

Marshall Park has grassy and shaded spaces, plus a small amphitheater that can be reserved for community events. 


Office Location:

Mahlon Adams Pavilion 
2435 Cumberland Avenue 
Charlotte, NC 28203Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – Noon
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.


Central Region Office