Greenways

 

 

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Greenway Rental Information, Please call 704-920-5600

Rental Fee for Greenways is  city residents $350.00 plus $500.00 deposit, non city $475 plus $500 deposit. Fee is for a 6 hour rental period for road races and walks. Events to be complete at 12:00 p.m. Fee covers reservations of both McGee and Myers Park and all their amenities. Includes parking on the ballfields, mile markers, time clock and a Parks and Recreation liaison.

 

 

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 Alderman 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/Riverwalk Phase

Experience the wetland scenery on this 2.6 mile walk that connects Embassy Suites, the Weddington Road Bark Park, and continues with a connection to the Riverwalk neighborhood at Clover Road . 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.

 


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

 

 

   

                    

                       

Quarter mile markers are now indicated with two red lizards at each location.

 

 

   

McEachern Greenway and 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.

 

                                     

Greenway Regulations

 

            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 provides 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.

 

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.