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Hector H. Henry II Greenway
What will become the City of Concord's longest greenway project was named in July 2013 in honor of Council Member Dr. Hector H. Henry, II. Henry served the City of Concord for over thirty years on the City Council. He began his service as an Adlerman in 1973 and continued until 1989. Following a four year rest, he was again elected to serve as a Council Member in 1994 and continued until passing away on Thanksgiving Day, 2013. The greenway will eventually follow the banks of the Rocky River fourteen miles through Concord. The river enters City limits when it passes under Davidson Highway (NC73) and continues through Concord until after its confluence with Mallard Creek, where it enters Harrisburg and unincorporated Cabarrus County.
As part of the Carolina Thread Trail, once completed the Hector H. Henry II Greenway will provide connections upstream to Kannapolis and Davidson, and downstream to Charlotte Motor Speedway, Harrisburg and Charlotte's University Area.
Weddington Road Phase
Experience the wetland scenery on this easy 1.3 mile walk that connects the Weddington Road Bark Park with the Embassy Suites. Two parking opportunities: 8955 Weddington Road and at the Embassy Suites, 5400 John Q. Hammonds Drive.
Moss Creek Phase
This first completed 1.5 mile section phase of the Hector H. Henry, II Greenway at the Odell Elementary School entrance in Moss Creek Village is the perfect place for an easy walk, meandering through scenic wetlands adjacent to the Rocky River. Parking is available at the Odell Elementary School, 1215 Moss Farm Street NW.
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Bicycling - Cabarrus County (Map)
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional greenway trail system planned to link approximately 2.3 million people in 15 counties in North & South Carolina
Click HERE for Rocky River Greenway NW Phase Site Map (pdf version)
4 MILE DOWNTOWN GREENWAY LOOP
1/4 Mile Markers at Concord's
Downtown Greenway Loop
Quarter mile markers are now indicated with two red lizards at each location.
McEachern Greenway Downtown Connector
The Downtown Connector adds .052 miles to the McEachern Greenway for a total of 1.5 miles. Greenway identifiers include brick columns at the greenway entryways, banners along all the loops, and brick pavers adorning the sidewalks.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-920-5600.
What are Greenways
Greenways are linear parks of land left in a natural state that provide enjoyable corridors for walking, jogging, skating and biking. Most greenways are built along banks of rivers, streams or lakes.
Unauthorized motor vehicles prohibited.
Alcoholic beverages, drugs and weapons are prohibited.
Pets must be kept on leashes at all times.
Bikes must stay on trails to avoid damage to vegetation and wildlife habitat.
Enjoy your greenways!
The Village Greenway
The Village Greenway, the City of Concord’s second greenway opened on August 4, 2007. Running through the historic Gibson Village community, The Village Greenway will provide citizens of Concord with a half-mile paved asphalt trail that walkers, runners, bicyclists, and roller bladers can all enjoy.
The Village Greenway trail starts on Elm Avenue, NW, beside the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County. The trail travels down Elm Avenue, turns left at Alexander Street, and then right at Academy Avenue. The greenway takes you past the Academy Recreation Center and Webb Field, and then crosses a bridge and travels alongside Webb and McAllister fields. The greenway trail then crosses Crowell Drive and follows Locke Mill Creek to Kerr Street.
There are three entrances to The Village Greenway, at the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County, on Academy Avenue just past Webb Field, and on Kerr Street between Crowell Drive and Cedar Drive.
The Village Greenway will give citizens of Concord with another opportunity to exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of Concord. It also provides citizens with a safe, walkable trail connecting the Gibson Village Community with Historic Downtown Concord, where you can shop, eat, and visit entertainment destinations.
The city is utilizing grants and public tax dollars to fund the greenway system. For additional photos of The Village Greenway, please click here.
Harold B. McEachern Greenway
The City of Concord's first greenway, this paved walkway extends one mile along Branchview Drive between Les Myers Park and J. W. McGee Park. A pedestrian tunnel allows trail users to safely cross underneath Corban Avenue.
With trails constructed of ten foot wide paved asphalt, walkers, runners, bicylists and roller bladers can enjoy nature equally. The greenway system will give many residents the convenience of a city park in their own backyard. Parking at Les Myers Park or J. W. McGee, Jr. Park will enable all residents the ability to enjoy the beauty and serenity of our natural resources without ever leaving the city limits of Concord.
Future phases of the McEachern Greenway will connect the greenway to Concord's downtown and to the hospital area.
If you'd like more information about Concord's plan for greenways, call Mark Kincaid at 704-920-5611.
For additional photos of The Village Greenway, please click here.
More further information:
The City of Concord's Planned Greenway System (pdf)
Cabarrus County Greenway Master Plan and the Carolina Thread Trail