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Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenway: Urban Sections

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These trails comprise a 2.06 mile creekside walk in the center city area of Charlotte.  Irwin Creek Greenway runs through and around part of uptown Charlotte. It runs along Irwin and Stewart Creeks from Ray's Splash Planet, through Frazier Park and the Wesley Heights neighborhood (site of some major renewal and redevelopment of an older neighborhood with Dilworth-like style), then on to the Phillip O. Berry Recreation Center, Bruns Avenue Elementary School, and Seversville Park.  Two portions of this greenway, near Walnut Avenue and near Summit Avenue, run along an old railroad right-of-way.  Our greenways generally run above buried sewer lines, on property unusable for other purposes, now converted to a wonderful recreation use.

This greenway links several neighborhoods to parks that include picnic areas, soccer fields, playgrounds, and a recreation center with gymnasium at the Phillip O. Berry Center.  The greenway runs near Johnson and Wales University and close to new urban residential areas in the Gateway Village section of uptown.  The greenway also connects to a designated city bike route at 4th Street, good for bicycle commuters.  Look for the public art in front of Ray's Splash Planet, the three tunnels, a long line of Sycamore trees at Sycamore Street, and the Children's Memorial Walkway and Garden in Frazier Park.

This paved and gravel greenway is a place to walk, jog, ride a bike, roller skate, push a baby carriage, and even ride a skateboard.

            Stewart Creek Greenway              Urban Section of Irwin Creek Greenway

I-77 to Exit 10 (5th Street)
Take 5th Street east to Sycamore Street
Turn left on Sycamore Street
Ray’s Splash Planet and parking are on the left beside Irwin Ave. Open Elem. School

Irwin Creek Greenway:
215 North Sycamore Street Charlotte, NC 28202 (Ray's Splash Planet)
1123 Greenleaf Avenue Charlotte, NC 28202 (Frazier Park)
3204 Manchester Drive Charlotte, NC 28217  
2964 Barringer Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
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Stewart Creek Greenway:
1960 Lela Avenue Charlotte, NC 28208
1704 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
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Paved and Gravel Greenway = 2.06 Miles

Alternative Transportation:
CATS Bus (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip):
Route 1
Route 7
Route 8
Route 34
Route 234

Nearby Amenities:
Gateway Village
Johnson & Wales University
Ray’s Splash Planet
Irwin Avenue Elementary School
Frazier Park
Phillip O. Berry Recreation Center
Bruns Avenue Elementary School
Seversville Park

Nature Facts:
Wildlife is spotted frequently along the creek including mallard ducks and great blue herons. The trail is only a few minutes walk from Johnson & Wales University, Gateway Center, and uptown condos and offers a quiet place to relax during the busy day.

For Further Information:
Contact Greenway Planner Gwen Cook at 704-432-1570 or by email at


Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Park Planning