Sunday, October 26, 2014

Parks
Get acquainted with all Ballantyne Corporate Park has to offer by learning about our parks below. Also be
sure to visit the Recreation and Leisure page under Things To Do for more great activities. Please visit our
Park Reservations page to reserve one of the parks in the Park!

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Directions to the Brixham Tent

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The Brixham Tent is home to many of Ballantyne Corporate Park's events. Make sure you know your way there!

Brixham Tent
15800 Brixham Hill Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28277

Directions
   • Take Exit 61 from I-485
   • From Johnston turn Right onto
    
Brixham Hill Avenue
   • Take Second Left
   • The Brixham Tent is located directly
      behind Brixham Green One

 

Amenities
   • 40' x 40' Shaded
     Seating Area
     (from April through October)

   • 9 round tables, 7 coffee
     tables, approx. 50 chairs

   • Paths
   • Fountain
   • Horseshoe Toss
   • Grill

 

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Interested in reserving this site or other parks in Ballantyne Corporate Park?


Just complete the form on our Park Reservations page to request a park for your company function.

About Our Parks

17th Pond Event Area

17th Pond Event Area

Completed June 2010

The 17th Pond Event Area is named as such because it resides near the 17th hole of The Golf Club at Ballantyne’s course. The pond includes a fishing dock with fish food and a bench. See More Photos


Ballantyne Monuments

Ballantyne Monuments

Completed pre 1996

The four corner monuments were erected at the hand of Johnny Harris to draw attention to the future site of Ballantyne. The art on the 30 foot clay monuments was sculpted by Yugoslav artist, Boris Tomic, and pay tribute to Charlotte's roots: finance, human spirit, transportation and technology. See More Photos


Crawford Pond

Crawford Pond

Completed December 2006

In Honor of Emily and John Crawford. Good friends. He, a great sportsman, and she, a most creative woman. Crawford Pond has a walking trail overlooking the pond and seating at four patio tables with umbrellas for peaceful retreats. See More Photos


Cullman Park

Cullman Park

Completed March 2001

May the serenity of this park add daily to the lives of those who live and work here. Dedicated to Edgar and Louise Cullman. Great friends and contributors to the good of all. This park is adorned with two classic red wooden benches, three patio tables with chairs and umbrella shading, a peaceful waterfall with two heron statues, a charming bridge over Cullman Pond, water fountain, grill and winding flights of steps. Catch and release fishing is permitted. See More Photos


Dalton Green

Dalton Green

Completed September 2009

Dalton Green is located between the Boyle and Harris buildings in the beautiful 10-story courtyard.8 patio tables with chairs and umbrellas surround the putting green, which makes the perfect spot to have lunch or read a book! Dalton Green also has putters and balls in the putter caddy for your convenience. The putter caddy is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please bring your own putters and balls to practice after hours (no chipping or heels please).

Dalton Green was named after Harry Lee Dalton. Harry Dalton was born in Winston, North Carolina on June 13, 1895 to Corine McCanless and Rufus I. Dalton. A graduate of Trinity College (now Duke University), he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I. At the end of the war Dalton entered the textile business as a salesman, and this experience led to his service as a textile adviser with the War Production Board during World War II. Dalton had a successful career in banking and finance and served as an officer and investor in numerous companies, including American Viscose Corporation, American Credit Corporation and Wachovia Bank. His other business interests included investments in oil extraction ventures, mainly through the Ancora Corporation.

Along with his wife, Mary Keesler, Dalton collected art, rare books, and manuscripts. He made many contributions to art museums and libraries, most notably the Duke University Library, the Mint Museum and the library of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dalton passed away in Charlotte on July 26, 1990. See More Photos



Fit Trail

Fit Trail

Located in the wooded area off Ballantyne Corporate Place and behind Ballantyne Three, the Fit Trail is a free amenity for all to use. The trail is made from crushed recycled concrete material topped with limestone, known to be easier on joints. There is approximately 2,000 feet of the crushed rock on the path, roughly three quarters of a mile round trip. There is also a bike rack at this park.

The Fit Trail provides a balanced program of total fitness conditioning for all ages and sizes. It’s fun and it’s free! Exercise stations along the trail provide fully illustrated instructions on how to use each apparatus. The routine has been carefully designed to include exercises for flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength training and muscle endurance. By jogging or briskly walking through the system and performing the exercise routine, you are getting a well-balanced conditioning program. See More Photos

Fit Trail Stations:
  1. Calf Stretch
  2. Upper Hamstring Stretch and Side Stretch
  3. Hamstring Stretch and Quadriceps Stretch
  4. Sit up and Leg Raise
  5. Knee Lift and Toe Raise
  6. Bent Knee Hang
  7. Quadriceps Climb and Quadriceps Sit
  8. Pull up
  9. Upward Stretch
  10. Leg Stretch and Push Up
  11. Hand Walk and Body Dip
  12. Body Raise and Reverse Pull Up
  13. Shoulder Squeeze
  14. Bar Jump
  15. Body Tuck and Sit and Reach
  16. Overhead Ladder
  17. Side Bend
  18. Balance Walk
  19. Hamstring Pull and Life and Drop
  20. Tension Release
Hawkins Pond

Hawkins Pond

Completed 2010

Named after Robert J. Hawkins, “a lifetime given to the grounding of others in the basics of the English language.” See More Photos


Hixon Pond

Hixon Pond

Completed September 2004

In honor of Joseph M. Hixon & George C. Hixon. Good friends- environment a priority; philanthropy a byword.

Hixon Pond includes two patio tables with umbrellas and chairs for picnics, a grill for cooking out, and a fountain. See More Photos



Horton Park

Horton Park

Completed March 2006

In honor of James M. Horton, M.D. A masterful, meticulous and caring professional.

Horton Park includes 2 grills for cooking out, a patio sitting area with 4 tables with chairs overlooking the pond and a fountain. See More Photos



Kid Pond

Kid Pond

Completed September 2007

A pond for the young and the young at heart, Kid Pond includes a boardwalk for catch-and-release fishing, a walking trail and two fountains. The fishing dock has three convenient wood benches and there is a dog waste receptacle on site. See More Photos


Knotts Green

Knotts Green

Completed June 2003

In honor of Terry Knotts, an original member of the Ballantyne development team responsible for the entire infrastructure master plan for Ballantyne.

Knotts Green, a USGA standard putting surface, is centered outside the Chandler, Hixon and Simmons buildings. The putting green is outfitted with a cart full of putters and balls for tenants and visitors to use at their discretion from 8am-6pm Monday – Friday. Surrounding the green are two patio tables with chairs and umbrellas as well as four benches. The green is also free to use on the weekends. (No chipping or heels, please.) See More Photos



Kosonen Park

Kosonen Park

Completed February 2011

In honor the late Margaret (Peggy) Oseland Kosonen. Born at Kew Gardens, NY in 1943, Peggy came to Charlotte in 2001 and served at the Blumenthal Cancer Center, Carolinas Medical Center, working as an oncology certified nurse. Peggy was a dear friend of “Smoky” Bissell and the late Sara Bissell. A plaque at the park reads, “A life of giving. A good friend, caregiver extraordinaire, who made life fuller for all.”

Kosonen park includes benches and raven sculptures by artist Peter Woytuk as a central gathering place for the Irby, Hayes and Calhoun buildings. See More Photos



Morrison Y Field #7

Morrison Y Field #7

Completed August 2010

Morrison Y Field #7 is located on Ballantyne Corporate Place, across from the Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne hotel. The 30,000 square foot recreational field may be used for sporting events and or company gatherings. The field is fenced and has two intermediate soccer goals on site. Tenants of Ballantyne Corporate Park may reserve this convenient field at no cost! Please contact the Morrison YMCA at (704) 716-4673
or Field7@ymcacharlotte.org for field reservations. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. See More Photos



Our Park

Our Park

Completed February 2005

The three enormous 2,000-pound bronze bulls in Our Park were transported by truck from New Mexico, through uptown Charlotte, to Ballantyne. The pieces were adopted by “Smoky” Bissell from lauded animal sculptor, Peter Woytuk, to clearly exemplify Bissell's enthusiasm for the future. A plaque resting at the foot of the bulls reads, “Bullish on our families. Bullish on our work. Bullish on our country. Add value in all you do.”

Our Park is a dog-friendly park which includes a swing set, two benches, three picnic tables with umbrellas and a wide open grassy area. See More Photos



Patrick Park

Patrick Park

Completed May 2005

In Honor of Rose and Bailey Patrick, who gave a strong voice in the land use at Ballantyne. The Patricks are great friends of the Bissell family. Charlotte is a better place because of them. The park includes six patio tables with chairs and umbrellas, a gazebo, a grill and pathways adorned with beautiful flowers and shrubbery. See More Photos


Pizzo Park

Pizzo Park

Completed May 2011

Named after Bissell Property Services President, Tom Pizzo, Pizzo Park includes a Bocce Ball court, bean bag toss and badminton. (Equipment provided upon request: (704) 248-2115) See More Photos


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