This first section of the greenway runs through beautiful fields, woods, wet meadows and floodplains. Residents are encouraged to bring bikes to the ceremony and join for a ride/walk between Sam Furr Road and Westmoreland Road.
McDowell Creek Greenway was primarily funded with $830,000 in Park and Recreation bonds approved by voters in 2004. An additional $170,000 came from an NC Transportation grant and a contribution from Cornelius. Total cost was about $1,000,000.
Speakers invited to make brief remarks at the ceremony include: Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Jennifer Roberts, Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Commissioner and Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte, Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain, Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges, Huntersville Parks & Recreation Director Michael Jaycocks, and Cornelius Director of PARC Paul Herbert.
For more information contact Greenway Planner Maya Agarwal (704) 336-8834 or Maya.Agarwal@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov