Your Guide to all 52 Miles of Park and Rec’s Greenway Trails

Headed to the park? Looking to do a little shopping? Need a new route to school or work? Forget driving, take the greenway!

Park and Recreation is helping to connect you to the places you love to visit through its 52-mile greenway system. And the best part is, it’s growing! Check out the department’s accelerated greenway development plan.

These linear parks link neighborhoods, offices, parks, schools and shopping areas. Fun fact: Greenways also promote water quality, help reduce the impacts of flooding and provide wildlife habitat.

If you are curious where Mecklenburg County greenways are located and how to access them, check out this helpful list below. You should also save this map.

Greenways in north Mecklenburg

Caldwell Station Creek: 2.09 miles
Statesville Road to Old Statesville Road
Parking at 11536 Bailey Road

Clarks, Mallard, Toby, and Barton Creek: 10.74 miles
Parking at: 
– 9801 Mallard Creek Road
– 201 E Mallard Creek Church Road
– 8416 University City Boulevard

McDowell Creek: 1.5 miles
Westmoreland Road to Sam Furr Road
Parking at:
– 8925 Townley Road
– 8430 Westmoreland Road

South Prong & West Branch Rocky River: 4.52 miles
Parking at:
– 859 South Street
– 13007 Robert Walker Drive
– 18232 Shearer Road
– 18621 Abersham Drive
– 2809 Fisher Road

Torrence Creek: 2.34 miles
Parking at 13120 Bradford Hill Lane

Greenways in central/west Mecklenburg (Uptown, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Freedom Park, West Boulevard Corridor)

Briar Creek: 0.46 miles
Masonic Drive to Arnold Drive
Parking at 1812 Masonic Drive

Irwin Creek: 1.68 miles
West Boulevard to Clanton Road
Parking at:
– 1520 Clanton Road
– 3204 Manchester Drive
– 1225 Remount Road

– 2433 Barringer Drive

Irwin, Steward Creek & Wesley Heights: 2.7 miles
Parking at:
– 540 S Bruns Ave.
– 1123 Greenleaf Ave.
– 215 N Sycamore Street

Little Sugar Creek (NoDa): 1.28 miles
24th Street to 12th Street
Parking at:
– 745 E 12th Street
– 716 E 24th Street

Little Sugar Creek (Urban Section and Freedom Park): 3.52 miles
E 7th St to Brandywine Road
Parking at:
– 1108 Baxter Street
– 1129 E 3rd Street
– 1100 E Trade Street
– 1910 East Boulevard

Taggart Creek: 0.39 miles
Neighborhood access only

Greenways in south/east Mecklenburg

Briar Creek: 0.91 miles
Colony Road to Runnymede Lane
Parking at 1798 Runnymede Lane

Briar Creek: 0.93 miles
Randolph Road to Meadowbrook Drive
Parking at 115 Museum Plaza

Campbell & McAlpine Creek: 4.77 miles
Lockmont Drive to Sardis Road
Parking at:
– 8711 Monroe Road
– 300 Boyce Road
– 110 Old Bell Road
– 2116 Margaret Wallace Road

Four Mile Creek: 2.34 miles
Parking at 1631 Pleasant Plains Road

Little Sugar Creek: 4.76 miles
Tyvola Road to I-485
Parking at:
– 2524 Tyvola Road
– 6110 Park Road
– 2701 Burnt Mill Road
– 2203 Huntingtowne Farms Lane
– 2203 Ramblewood Lane
– 2212 Sharon Road W
– 9959 South Boulevard

Lower McAlpine, McMullen & Four Mile Creek: 5.83 miles
Pineville-Matthews Road to Rea Road
Parking at:
– 8135 Pineville-Matthews Road
– 11823 Johnston Road
– 5803 Bevington Place

Six Mile Creek: 0.92 miles
Parking at 17820 Marvin Road

Walker & Hoover Creek: 0.69 miles
Parking at:
– 14501 Rivergate Parkway
– 13520 Hoover Creek Boulevard

Before you get started on your journey, check out these great safety and etiquette tips to ensure a pleasant experience on the greenway.

Happy trails!