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Mallard Creek Greenway Clark's Creek Greenway
NOTE: A section of Mallard
Creek Greenway (in between the I-85 underpass and N. Tryon St.) will be closed
for bicycle and pedestrian traffic for approximately 1 month beginning the week of 8/19/2019 due to
construction of Barton Creek Greenway.
Public access is projected to reopen in October 2019. For more information, please go to: Capital Project Updates.
This is our longest greenway, stretching more than
7.40 miles and enjoyed by many user groups. Mallard Creek Greenway is part of the Cross-Charlotte
Trail, a partnership between Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte that
strives to develop a 26 mile contiguous trail. This greenway will connect the SC/NC
State line to Cabarrus County. The
western end of these greenways is a paved trail through many university area neighborhoods. In the middle is a gravel trail through
University Research Park. The eastern end is a paved trail passing through
mature floodplain forest, under I-85 and Highway 29, and on to the Kirk
Farm soccer fields near UNC-Charlotte. Near
Kirk Farm Fields, it connects to Toby Creek Greenway, where the system extends for an additional 2.64
miles to W. Rocky River Rd. Nearby amenities include the Light Rail
station, UNC-Charlotte, Toby Creek Greenway, Kirk Farm Fields Community Park, University
Research Park, Mallard Creek Elementary, Town Center Plaza, University Regional
Library, Lowes and Target.
Mallard Creek & Clark's Creek Greenways are great places to explore in the late summer or early fall when the butterflies are flying. Watch for Gulf Fritillaries, Common Buckeyes and bright orange Monarch butterflies migrating south to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Mallard Creek Greenway extends nearly two miles through mature floodplain forest. Great Blue Herons, Gray Foxes, White-tailed deer and a wide variety of birds, including Red-tailed hawks can be spotted. In the spring and summer you may see Beavers and Muskrats.
Paved and Gravel Greenway = 7.40 Miles
9801 Mallard Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28267 (Mallard Creek Elementary School) 201 East Mallard Creek Church Road Charlotte, NC 28262 (Kirk Farm Fields Park) Click here for Google Maps
CATS (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip)
Light Rail station
Toby Creek Greenway
Kirk Farm Fields Community Park (parking)
University Research Park
Mallard Creek Elementary School (parking)
Town Center Plaza
University Regional Library
Capital Planning Services at 980-314-1000 or by email at PRK-planners@Mecklenburgcountync.gov