(August 22, 2003)
County Park and Recreation Department's Master Greenway Plan calls
for trails along Steele Creek and other natural corridors in this
area. County officials must decide where to concentrate future
trail building efforts, and supporters of the Steele Creek
Community Greenway Trail need your help to encourage them to give
priority to the Steele Creek area.
You Can Help Bring
Greenway Trails to Steele Creek
The Southwest District Park Advisory Council already has endorsed
a project to create approximately 50 miles of walking and biking
trails for people to enjoy in the Steele Creek area. Trails would
connect the Berewick, Island Pointe Road, and Palisades planned
communities with McDowell Nature Preserve, schools, the new
library, existing subdivisions, business parks, and the Steele
Creek Town Center at Highways 49 and 160.
Ultimately trails will connect to the Town of Tega Cay and a
greenway and trail system planned for the Fort Mill and Rock Hill
What a concept!
Imagine .... Being able to walk or ride your bike safely to the
library, to stores, to parks, to work, to neighbors, to
The project has many challenges:
HOW CAN YOU HELP:
- Connectivity of the trails
- Crossing major arteries
- Parking nodules and access points
- Getting developers that do not have to go through the Planning
Commission on board
First, you can come to the Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
on Tuesday, September 9th to support the project. We want to show
how much support we have, so bring friends.
DATE: Tuesday, September 9th
LOCATION: 5841 Brookshire Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28216
TIME: 6:00 PM
Contact the Park and Recreation Department at 704-336-3854 for
information about this meeting.
Second, you can become involved in the organization effort. If you
have any questions or want involved, email Lynne Ingersoll at
If you'd like a map of the planned Steele Creek Community Greenway
Trail to see how close it comes to your neighborhood, send Lynne
your name and address and she'll send one to you.
Steele Creek is changing rapidly and now is the time to protect
open space and natural areas for future recreation and