Ballantyne’s Backyard Community Park

Connect with nature and enjoy the area’s newest, privately-owned community park every day of the week.


About Ballantyne’s Backyard

Ballantyne’s Backyard features over 100 acres of lush green space with miles of running and walking trails, rolling hills and fishing ponds the whole family can enjoy. The community park, located on the former golf course in Ballantyne, offers unparalleled open space and is accessible to everyone. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. View the map for access points, walking paths and restroom facilities. Private event reservations are not permitted at Ballantyne’s Backyard.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICESome walking paths are temporarily closed for infrastructure improvements. Please use caution and watch for vehicles. 

Northwood is investing significant capital to make Ballantyne more walkable and is currently working to add infrastructure, connect walking trails and create more engaging experiences for our community to enjoy in Ballantyne’s Backyard. These enhancements will provide additional park accessibility and direct connectivity to Ballantyne Reimagined, the retail and entertainment district expected to deliver in 2024.

For project information, visit


Park Activities

  • Run, walk or bike the trails
  • Fish catch & release ponds
  • Bring your own outdoor games and activities
  • Picnic at your leisure
  • Create art from an inspiring setting
  • Snap a selfie — tag us @goBallantyne
  • Collaborate with your team over a walk or lunch
  • Enjoy monthly programs powered by Northwood Office

Directions to Ballantyne’s Backyard

The park is nestled between existing office buildings on the east side of Ballantyne and accessible from the main entrance off of North Community House Road. Parking is available at 11611 North Community House Road and neighboring parking decks. View the map for directions and parking. Explore more nearby recreation and leisure options.

Ballantyne’s Backyard Events

The Charlotte community is invited to enjoy weekly Fitness at 11 classes and monthly Markets at 11 events in Ballantyne’s Backyard throughout the year.

  • Fitness at 11, a series in collaboration with SweatNET, hosts Yoga & Mimosas classes on Saturday mornings and Power Afterhours on Thursday evenings. Sign up for a membership or pay per class.
  • Markets at 11 features over 40 local businesses, live music, food trucks, local beer and picnicking from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a daycation in the heart of Ballantyne’s Backyard on the second Saturday of every month in the season. Check out the 2022 Event Schedule.
  • Live at 11, an outdoor concert series, brings local bands, bites and brews to Ballantyne on the first Friday of each month of the series. Admission proceeds benefit local organizations.


Event Policy for Ballantyne’s Backyard

All private or public events must be pre-approved by Northwood Office. Northwood Office holds the right to deny the use of Ballantyne’s Backyard for public and private events, and park policies are enforced by Ballantyne Security. For community event inquiries email [email protected].

Ballantyne’s Backyard Bylaws

Be Kind
Please be considerate of those enjoying and maintaining Ballantyne’s Backyard.

Be Responsible
Do your part to keep our park clean! Pick up after yourself and your pooch. Weapons, glass and both unauthorized vehicles and drones are not permitted at any time.

Be Respectful
Follow the golden rule and treat others how you want to be treated. Ballantyne’s Backyard is family-friendly, please dress and act accordingly.

Be Safe
Look out for others. While Ballantyne’s Backyard is located on a former golf course, it has been converted to a privately-owned community park. Please use caution in the park and sand areas. Golf is no longer permitted. Contact Ballantyne security at 704.649.8200 to report any nuisances or vandalism. View more guidelines.

The park is closed during the setup and breakdown of all Ballantyne community events. Guests must vacate the park after each event. Thank you for helping us safely program Ballantyne’s Backyard.

Bylaws are subject to change per Northwood Office. Ballantyne security and CMPD have the right to remove any violators.

Ballantyne’s Backyard is open every day from dawn to dusk.

Questions? Email [email protected].

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