Greenways & Trails
Choose from a variety of options throughout Cornelius for your enjoyment, from earthen trails through wooded areas to paved greenways across open fields. Find your favorite.
- Bailey Road Park Trails - 3.51 miles
- NEW! Caldwell Station Creek Greenway - 2.6 miles
- Jetton Mini Park Trail - 0.4 miles
- Jetton Park Trail - 1.5 miles (County)
- Legion Park Trail - 0.5 miles
- McDowell Creek Greenway - 1.5 miles (County)
- Robbins Park Trails - 4.71 miles
- Torrence Chapel Park Trails - 0.6 miles
- Walter Henderson Trails - 0.3 miles
South Prong Rocky River (Antiquity) Greenway - construction to begin October 2018This 0.6-mile trail will connect downtown Cornelius to the existing Rocky River Greenway in Davidson, skirting the north side of Antiquity and including a neighborhood connection on South Street near the covered bridge. JD Goodrum has been awarded the construction contract for this project, which is targeted for completion by late spring/early summer 2019.
Antiquity Greenway Map
The PARC Department is hosting a public information meeting regarding this 1.6-mile greenway, which is being built along with a 0.7-mile multi-use path along Westmoreland Road, and a restoration project for Upper McDowell Creek. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Town Hall on Tuesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m., in a drop-in format. View more here.
UNDER DESIGN: SMV-to-JV Washam Greenway
The PARC Department held two community meetings to discuss the proposed extension of McDowell Creek Greenway from Westmoreland Rd. to Catawba Ave., connecting to the existing McDowell Creek Greenway trail between Birkdale and Westmoreland Road. This project was funded by the 2013 voter-approved Park & Recreation bond referendum. Read our Greenway Fact Sheet.
UNDER DESIGN: McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II
Full Map |Section Close-Up 1 | Section Close-Up 2 | Section Close-Up 3 | Section Close-Up 4
PROPOSED: Greenway Trail ConstructionFind out more about the proposed Mooresville to Charlotte Trail, a 30-mile trail that will provide a corridor for non-motorized transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) in our region. Get additional information.
New Parking Lot
There is a new gravel parking lot at 10000 Bailey Road, providing five (5) parking spaces for you to use while you enjoy the new Caldwell Station Creek Greenway.
§ 93.05 DRIVING AND PARKING IN UNDESIGNATED AREAS.
(A) No person shall drive or park a vehicle in any park or within or upon a safety zone, walking path, bicycle trail, jogging trail, fire truck trail, service road or any part of any park not so designated for vehicular traffic by the Director, nor in an area or on a road or trail marked for authorized vehicles only.
VEHICLE. Any wheeled conveyance, whether motor powered or animal driven, including but not limited to motorbikes, mopeds, and motorcycles; except self-powered bicycles, wheel chairs and similar vehicles, baby carriages, and vehicles in the service of the Department.
PARK. All parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, greenway, water areas, wildlife refuges, nature preserves or other recreation areas, including any adjacent public parking area as well as the driveway, entrance way or pedestrian walkway used by the public to access the park or recreation center, developed or undeveloped, and structures thereon, owned, operated, jointly operated, leased or managed by the town.