At a Glance –
Winget Park – formally Thomas McAllister Winget park – is located in the Steele Creek area of southwest Charlotte. The large, 150 acre park features a wide range of attractions from sports fields & courts to large open green areas, walking trails and an 18hole disc golf course.
The park was established in 2000. In 2006, adjacent Winget Park Elementary school was opened. The park is something of an oasis, surrounded on mulitple sides by various neighborhoods – some of which are connected directly to the park via trails and sidewalks.
Thomas McAllister Winget Park was named for and dedicated on behalf of a popular Olympic High School teenager who, along with three other kids, perished in a car accident in 1969. The Winget family has been a prominent Steele Creek family since the mid 1800s. Thomas and his family lived across Winget Road from where the park now sits.
Around the Park
Somewhat unique around the Lake Wylie area for the attractions it offers – public basketball courts, an 18hole disc golf course. There is a small nature preserve across the street from the park. The ruins of an old plantation (presumably the Winget Family plantation) can be found along the disc golf course.
The park is a popular destination for large gatherings, and the shelters can be rented.