After: Put a neighborhood pavilion and a splash pad on it!
This concept to put the park back in the Reid Park neighborhood is a part of Dylan McKnight's Master thesis work. Working with the community, they came up with a vision and presented it to the the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation department. The funds have been committed to this project and the park will be constructed in the near future, all though a community-led process!
See this video for a look at how the community design process unfolded. Here is a link to the beautiful boards Dylan designed to communicate his ideas.