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​Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway

​Charlotte's original Greenway Park, McAlpine Creek Greenway, built in 1978, was the first public greenway trail ever acquired and built in the western piedmont of North Carolina.  McAlpine Creek Greenway connects to Campbell Creek Greenway at Margaret Wallace Road.  McAlpine Creek Greenway
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Nature Facts:

Though surrounded by urban development, McAlpine Creek Greenway is the only greenway where you can see river otter, beaver, and mink all in one general area.  Also protected at this greenway is Mecklenburg County's only population of a native Larkspur (Delphinium tricorne), a very rare, purple, showy, spring ephemeral wildflower.
188 species of birds have been documented along McAlpine Creek Greenway, the second highest site total in Mecklenburg County.


Paved and Gravel Greenway = 3.0 Miles
Cottonwood Nature Trail = 1.5 Miles
McAlpine Creek Cross County Course = 5K or 3.1 Miles

Nearby Amenities:

Independence Square East Shopping Center
Quorum Marketplace
Greylyn Business Park
Charlotte Christian School
James Boyce Park
McAlpine Creek Park
Campbell Creek Greenway


Take Hwy. 74 East (Independence Blvd.)
Turn Right on Village Lake Drive
Follow Village Lake Drive to Monroe Road
Turn Left onto Monroe Road
Follow Monroe Road to McAlpine Creek Park on Left
Access to McAlpine Creek Greenway is available through two trails at either end of the main soccer field


McAlpine Creek Greenway:
300 Boyce Road Charlotte, NC 28211 (James Boyce Park)
8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 (McAlpine Creek Park)
110 Old Bell Road Charlotte, NC 28270

Alternative Transportation:

CATS Bus (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip):
Route 17
Route 27

For Further Information:

Contact Greenway Planner Gwen Cook at 980-314-1036 or


Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


Park Planning