When complete, the greenway will feature over 19 miles of trails and land connectors, from Toby Creek Greenway on North Tryon Street to Cordelia Park just north of uptown. The greenway will continue through the urban section and on to the South Carolina state line, conveniently linking Central Piedmont Community College, Carolina Healthcare System and the Park Road and Carolina Place shopping areas among many other destinations.
A space for quiet reflection or a social hot spot, the greenway will be built with the diversity that has Charlotte/Mecklenburg in mind. The walker, jogger, tourist, nature lover, bench sitter or cyclist will delight in this path that connects us all. Urban Little Sugar Creek also includes a major stream restoration project to enhance water quality.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Cordelia Park to 12th Street
Paved Greenway = 0.95 Miles
This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between 12th Street/Alexander Street Park andCordelia Park. Cordelia Park contains amenities such as a basketball court, outdoor swimming pool, sprayground, picnic shelters, play equipment, and walking trails.A section of trail within Alexander Park exists, and a connection between Alexander Street Park a greenway bridge connects to Siegal Point and 12th Street. Alexander Street Park offers soccer fields, a playground, outdoor shelters, basketball and tennis fields.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway: E 7th Street to Morehead Street
Paved Greenway = 1.29 miles
This extraordinary section of greenway and stream restoration extends 1.29 miles from East 7th Street to Morehead Street. It represents significant collaborative efforts, public commitment and community pride. Part of the Carolina Thread Trail, the generous greenway trail winds among plazas, event areas, fountains, dining, trees, landscape areas. It connects Central Piedmont Community College, Elizabeth Park, Thompson Park, retail and dining areas and Carolinas Medical Center. The special places within the linear park have already hosted art events, weddings and other celebrations. Offering festivals and events as well as passive recreation,this corridor also serves the increasingly important function as a commuter route to uptown Charlotte for those who choose active transportation. Little Sugar Creek Greenway reach from East 7th Street to Park Road.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Morehead Street to Brandywine Rd.
Paved Greenway = 2.88 Miles
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This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between Carolinas HealthCare System, the amenities at Freedom Park (sports fields and courts, a lake, amphitheater, playgrounds, outdoor shelters, and the Mahlon Adams Pavilion), Charlotte Nature Museum, Park Road Elementary School, and Park Road Shopping Center.
The Liz Hair Nature Walk adjacent to Carolinas HealthCare System is named after Liz Hair, the first woman to be elected to and chair the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners and the first woman the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. She founded the Democratic Women's Club and the Women's Political Caucus. Mrs. Hair help establish the Council on Aging, Council for Children, Mecklenburg County Women's Commission, Spirit Square and the Public Arts Program. In 1975 she was named Charlotte Woman of the year. Liz Hair has always been a strong advocate for parks and greenways.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Huntingtowne Farms Park
Paved Greenway = 0.79 Miles
This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between a number of amenities within Huntingtowne Farms Park, including a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, and a picnic shelter. There is also a bridge across Little Sugar Creek to the Starmount neighborhood.