Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway

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       The Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway stretches from Sardis Road to Margaret Wallace Road. It was purchased in 1978 and was the first public greenway trail in the piedmont region of North Carolina. It’s about three miles long and connects with Campbell Creek Greenway at Margaret Wallace Road.

McAlpine Creek Greenway

       You may have tried to get on the greenway in the past year and noticed it was closed. Almost a year ago, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation closed down the section between Monroe Road and Sardis Road for a $53 million sewer project. Aside from adding capacity to the sewer system, new concrete bridges were added and large parts of the trails and neighborhood access points were paved. The project is finished, and the complete length of the greenway is now open.

McAlpine Creek Greenway

       Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway is a perfect length for 5K races. As a result, the calendar stays pretty full of area cross-country events and 5k races. There’s even a purpose-built starting gate for the runners. Competitive running isn’t the only activity on the greenway, though. Everywhere you look, there are people walking, riding bikes, jogging, fishing, sunbathing or kicking a soccer ball.

McAlpine Creek Greenway

       The Greenway is a great place to spend some time with family or to get some exercise. Depending on where you live and work, it could be a great alternative way to commute. There are many neighborhoods with their own access points to the greenway. If you live in neighborhoods like Stonehaven, Sardis Ridge North, Sardis Woods, Sardis Cove or McAlpine Ridge, you don’t even need a car to get there. You can walk, run or bike right from your house.

McAlpine Creek Greenway

       Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway is a key component of the evolving Monroe Road corridor. Our community is family-oriented and the Greenway is a great place to spend time with family. It’s also a great place to run a 5k or cheer on a friend or family member. It may even be a great way for you to commute to work or school.

McAlpine Creek Greenway

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