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Wesley Heights Connector, Urban Irwin Creek & Stewart Creek Greenways

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       Urban Section of Irwin Creek Greenway


Urban Irwin and Stewart Creek Greenways are joined by the Wesley Heights Connector.  The urban part of the system connects Wesley Heights neighborhood and Third Ward.  Nearby amenities include Uptown Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium, Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, Ray's Splash Planet, Irwin Avenue Elementary School, Johnson & Wales University, Frazier Park, James Dennis Rash Third Ward Neighborhood Park, Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Our Children's Memorial Walkway and Martin Luther King Park.

Eventually these greenways will be connected as a contiguous greenway that extends from Sunset Road (Stewart Creek) and Nevin Regional Park at Old Statesville Road (Irwin Creek) south to Billy Graham Parkway.  Irwin Creek then becomes Sugar Creek and continues as a greenway system beyond the South Carolina state line.


Nature Facts:

Wildlife is spotted frequently along the creek including Mallard Duck and Great Blue Heron. The trail is only a few minutes' walk from Johnson & Wales University, Gateway Village and uptown condos and offers a quiet place to relax during the busy day.



Paved Greenway = 2.70 mile



540 S Bruns Ave. (Bruns Academy)

1123 Greenleaf Ave. (Frazier Park)

215 N. Sycamore St. (Ray's Splash Planet)
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Alternative Transportation:

 CATS   (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip) 


Nearby Amenities:

Uptown Charlotte

Bank of America Stadium

Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center

Ray's Splash Planet

Irwin Avenue Elementary

Johnson & Wales University

Frazier Park

James Dennis Rash Third Ward Neighborhood Park 

Historic Elmwood Cemetery

Martin Luther King Park

Our Children's Memorial Walkway


For Further Information:

Capital Planning Services at 980-314-1000 or email us at


Office Location:

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


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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