Martin Luther King Jr Park in Statesville is a great free place to take the family. You can feed the ducks, look for turtles, enjoy the gazebo, or relax on one of their benches. They have two playgrounds and swings as well. Lots of green space for walking or relaxing.They also have trails to explore nature as well. There are picnic shelters which can be reserved through the town for events such as birthday parties, baby showers, and celebrations.