The 138-acre park itself is pretty nifty, with basketball and volleyball courts, an 11-acre lake, playgrounds and a walking trail. Our tennis friends, though, say this is the place to take a racquet -- thanks to more than a dozen nicely maintained courts. Oh yeah, and they're lighted. Go have a ball. (Runner-up: Freedom Park.)
Park Road Park, 5300 Closeburn Road. 704-554-0402.