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
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Antiquity (South Prong of the Rocky River) GreenwayThis 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 summer 2019. Antiquity Greenway Map
CEI SERVICES OUT FOR BID: McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II The 1.6-mile extension of the existing McDowell Creek Greenway, between Birkdale and Westmoreland Road, will continue from Westmoreland Road up to Catawba Avenue near Magnolia Estates/Publix . This project was funded by the 2013 voter-approved Park & Recreation bond referendum.
Full Map |Section Close-Up 1 | Section Close-Up 2 | Section Close-Up 3 | Section Close-Up 4
BID NOTICE: The Town of Cornelius desires to engage a Private Engineering Firm to provide Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II, an NCDOT grant-funded greenway project (EB-5817). Letters of Interest are due at Cornelius Town Hall by Friday, 12:00 noon, March 29, 2019. Complete details here.
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UNDER DESIGN: Plum Creek (South Bailey Road) Greenway
This +/- 0.5. mile section will start at the existing multi-use path by Hough High School at Bailey Road and connect to the existing Davidson Greenway. View the proposed alignment.
This 1.6-mile greenway will be built along with a 0.7-mile multi-use path along Westmoreland Road and a restoration project for Upper McDowell Creek. PARC held a public information meeting at Town Hall on October 2, 2018, and will hold another meeting in early 2019. View the proposed alignment.
UNDER DESIGN: SMV-to-JV Washam Greenway
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.
Caldwell Station Creek Greenway Parking Lot
There is a 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. Additional parking is available at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.
§ 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.