Our Children's Memorial Walkway
Nestled in the heart of uptown Charlotte, in an area called Third Ward, sits a beautiful memorial park. The walkway and gardens are located within Charlotte Mecklenburg Park- Frazier Park.
Our Children's Memorial Walkway was established in the central city area to allow for families of all ages, denominations, cultures, and races from across the area to have a place to come together in memory of their children of all ages.
Our Children's Memorial Walkway is made up of engraved bricks for loved ones to honor the memory of their children no matter what age, from infancy to adulthood. The garden houses cherry trees for shade, benches to rest on, sculptures of children at play and an inscribed monument.
Surrounding Our Children's Memorial Walkway are greenways, swingsets, a field for play, and a playground. It is truly a place of life and hope in memory of "Our Children".
Mecklenburg County has approved the use of a portion of Frazier
Park to establish a memorial to the memory of all children of any age,
in our community, who have died for any reason.
We're gathered here today
To remember our children who have died.
We look at these bricks
Laid carefully side by side.
For us, this is not just a walkway
Each brick represents our loss
Our pain, our devastation
The unbelievable cost
But each brick represents
Our love, our joy
our feelings of great pride
For each girl and boy
Our children still live on in our hearts
We will love them forever
The memories will never part
So to those who see the bricks and may ask why
We're saying please tread softly
On this gentle reminder of days gone by.
May 15, 2004
Written By : Marilyn Heavilin
Author of "Roses in December"
Our Children's Memorial Walkway and Gardens is located in Frazier Park at:
(Click on Address for Map)
Spring Remembrance Event
Sunday, May 1
1-3 pm Drop-In
at the Walkway
"The hardest thing ever to hear is that your child has died. The hardest thing ever to do is to live everyday since that moment."
MISSION: To provide an enduring memorial as a comforting place of healing for those who have experienced the death of a child, family member, or friend; and to do community outreach to help families who are grief stricken.