Thompson park is located on East 3rd Street in downtown Charlotte, and is home to St. Mary's Chapel. (I was married at this chapel!) St. Mary's Chapel is open to the public each Friday from noon till four, so that's the best time to visit the park. The chapel has been around since 1892, and was originally built for Thompson's Orphanage. Now it is a historic site. The chapel is worth seeing, and the park is beautiful.