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Drop-in workshops planned to discuss Concord's next greenway phase
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CONCORD – The City of Concord Parks and Recreation Department is planning two drop-in workshops to discuss the next greenway construction project with the community. The Hector H. Henry, II Greenway's Riverwalk phase will be designed in the coming year with plans to begin construction in 2019.

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Residents are invited to attend one of the two drop-in workshops planned at the Fire Station 9 Community Room, located at 1020 Ivey Cline Road. City staff members will be on hand from 4:00 until 7:00 on both Tuesday, February 13 and Monday, February 26 to meet with residents and answer questions about the next Henry Greenway phase.

The planned project includes 1.1 miles of greenway trail connecting the Weddington Road Bark Park and the Riverwalk community. The proposed alignment follows the Rocky River along near the City-owned and operated Rocky River Golf Club. Plans also include future pedestrian access and trailhead at 3077 Clover Road NW.

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 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.

Completed phases of the Henry Greenway total 5.2 miles through several residential and commercial areas. The greenway will eventually grow to more than triple that distance, following the banks of the Rocky River through Concord. The river enters City limits when it passes under Davidson Highway (NC 73) 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.

Please visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600 to learn more about the greenway system and other recreation opportunities.


Peter L. Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
Phone: 704-920-5210
Email: franzese@concordnc.gov


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