Thompson Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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Thompson Park
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Type Public park
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°12′58″N80°50′00″W / 35.2162°N 80.8332°W / 35.2162; -80.8332 Coordinates: 35°12′58″N80°50′00″W / 35.2162°N 80.8332°W / 35.2162; -80.8332
Area 3.3 acres
Operated by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
Website Thompson Park

Thompson Park is a 3.3 acre park at 1129 East 3rd Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. Features of the park include a Vietnam veterans' memorial, a gazebo, and the historic St. Mary's Chapel. [1] The Little Sugar Creek Greenway runs through Thompson Park. (The gazebo has been removed)

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The Mecklenburg County Vietnam Veterans Memorial was established in Thompson Park in 1989. Names of servicemen from Mecklenburg County who died in Vietnam are listed on panels dated from 1965 to 1972. [2]

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