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LINKS TO OTHER STEELE CREEK AREA ORGANIZATIONS AND SITES

Use the links below to visit other fine sites where you can learn more about the Steele Creek Community and local organizations (Links verified 3/28/12.)

History    Schools    Parks, Recreation, and Nature    Other Public Agencies and Facilities    
Neighborhood and Homeowner Associations    Institutions of Faith and Other Ministries    
Community Organizations    Business Organizations    Other Sites

HISTORY

Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society
The Society meets on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm (except July & Dec) at the Steele Creek Branch Library. Learn about life in Steele Creek years ago when it was a rural, farming community. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission exists to recommend the designation of individually significant historic property, both real and personal, as historic landmarks and to secure the preservation of same. The Commission prepares a Survey and Research Report for each prospective historic landmark, documenting the historical significance, both associative and architectural, of the prospective historic landmark. After a review by the Commission and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, sites that are determined to possess individual historic significance are presented to the local government board with zoning jurisdiction over the property for official designation.

Use the link above to visit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission web site.

Use the links below to take a driving tour and to view the Survey and Research Reports for historic landmarks in the Steele Creek Community.

Northwestern and Western Mecklenburg Driving Tour
Take Exit 29 on I-85 and go north on Sam Wilson Road for 1 mile to Moores Chapel Road. Turn left and go 3/4 miles to Hawfield Road and pick up the tour at Stop 12 - Hovis Spratt House.

Survey and Research Reports

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SCHOOLS

Sites for public schools located within Steele Creek.

Palisades Episcopal School

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PARKS, RECREATION, and NATURE

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department
The Southwest Park District operates several parks in Steele Creek, including the McDowell Nature Center and Nature Preserve,
Copperhead Island
, Steele Creek Neighborhood Park, and Thomas McAllister Winget District Park, plus two recreation centers: Berewick Recreation Center and Winget Recreation Center. Plans for the Berewick Regional Park and the Palisades Neighborhood Park have been delayed due to lack of bond funds. Also nearby on Tyvola Road is the Renaissance Park with its golf course and tennis center. 

Walker Branch Greenway is located along Walker Branch at RiverGate behind the building containing Best Buy and Pet Smart. Although a part of the Mecklenburg County Park System, it was built by the developers of RiverGate. Mecklenburg County voters approved bonds to extend the greenway south to Smith Road with a connection to the Steele Creek Athletic Association fields.

The Parks Department sponsors many activities, including day camps and athletic programs. Visit the Park and Recreation web site for more information. 

To locate a park near you, use the Park Facility Locator.

Steele Creek Athletic Association
The Steele Creek Athletic Association offers baseball, girls softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, and football to any child interested in participating. Games are at the Steele Creek Athletic Complex at 13350 Choate Circle and other facilities throughout the community.

Steele Creek Family Branch YMCA
This YMCA Express facility is located in the Ayrsley community. See also Steele Creek YMCA and Steele Creek YMCA Kids & Families on Facebook.

Steele Creek Cricket Club
This group is dedicated to playing cricket with a hard tennis ball and/or soft baseball (also known as T-Ball) for fun in the Steele Creek Area. They play cricket every Sunday morning (weather permitting) at the Steele Creek Athletic Association fields.

Lake Wylie Marine Commission
The Lake Wylie Marine Commission has been fundamental in establishing legislation and ordinances that mandate boating safety and education.  The Commission has also created lake charts and maps to increase navigational safety and to better the response time of police and other public safety agencies.

Lake Wylie - Lake Facts and Maps
Information from Duke Energy on public access areas, lake levels, and more!

Charlotte Power Squadron
The Charlotte Power Squadron is a non-profit, fraternal organization whose purpose is to promote high standards of seamanship and navigation and safe boating for all on Lake Wylie and other area waterways.

Catawba Riverkeeper/Catawba River Foundation, Inc.
The Catawba River Foundation is dedicated to promoting its environmental obligation to preserve, protect and restore the fragile ecosystem of the Catawba Basin’s rivers, lakes and creeks. Through education, enforcement and coordinated efforts, they are committed to halt present abuse, to restore past beauty, and to assure a watchful balance of community and environmental needs for generations to come. Lake Wylie Covekeepers work with Catawba Riverkeeper to protect the Catawba River and Lake Wylie.

Catawba Lands Conservancy/Whitehall Nature Preserve
Catawba Lands Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that protects the land, water and wildlife resources of the Southern Piedmont and Lower Catawba River Basin of North Carolina. The 45-acre Whitehall Nature Preserve is an unexpected oasis within a commercial and light industrial park. The preserve supports an unusual type of wetland called an upland depression swamp forest and is an important breeding habitat for many species of amphibians. Access is restricted. Contact Catawba Lands
Conservancy for information on periodic tours.

Anne Springs Close Greenway
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is
located on Steele Creek in nearby Fort Mill, SC. It is a beautiful park-like area consisting of 2,300 acres of oak-hickory dogwood forests, shimmering lakes and rolling pastures that provide trails for hiking, cycling and picnicking, rental facilities for both formal and informal events, and recreational and educational activities that give participants a deeper appreciation for the area.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Located across Lake Wylie in nearby Gaston County, these 110 acres of rolling meadows and woodlands are being developed as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The Gardens are divided into separate areas, each with a distinctive feel and theme, and contain a 13,500 sq. ft. Visitor Pavilion.

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OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES AND FACILITIES

Charlotte Fire Department
Fire Station 26 has been serving portions of Steele Creek within the Charlotte city limits since 1989. Because of growth and annexation, the city has built two new stations in recent years to provide timely response to all areas of the city.

Fire Station 26 - 9231 S Tryon St (Opened in 1989)
Fire Station 37 - 13828 S Tryon St (Opened January 2007)
Fire Station 38 - 12100 Shopton Rd W (Opened in September 2008)

Steele Creek Branch Library  
Located in front of Southwest Middle School, the Steele Creek Branch Library opened in August 2004. It is one of the busiest libraries in the Charlotte Mecklenburg System.

The Steele Creek Library Association is working to raise funds and make the Steele Creek Branch Library the best in Mecklenburg County. Click on the library association link and find out how you can help.

Steele Creek Division - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
The Steele Creek Division comprises 60.6 square miles in the southwest section of Mecklenburg County.  In addition to numerous residential, commercial and industrial areas, Steele Creek Division also borders a large section of Lake Wylie.

West Mecklenburg Recycling Center
Conveniently located on Byrum Drive just south of the airport, the center accepts a wide variety of materials, from newspapers and bottles and cans to motor oil, computes, and scrap metal. The center provides a great opportunity to help wipe out waste!

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NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS

Bennington Place II

Berewick (login required)

CedarBrook

The Crossings

Greycrest

Hamilton Green

Huntington Forest 

Lions Gate

Planters Walk

Steele Oaks-Braddock Green

Southwest Area Neighborhood Coalition

Steelecroft Place

Stowe Creek

WaterLyn  

Withers Grove

Yorkshire

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INSTITUTIONS OF FAITH AND OTHER MINISTRIES

Advent Church
Services held at Lake Wylie Elementary School

AOE Ministries
A non-profit ministry based in Steele Creek that provides food, clothes, shoes, etc. to those in need in Charlotte, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas.

Blood of the Lamb Deliverance (BOLD) Church
2425-C Westinghouse Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
9401 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

Christ the King Church
13501 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

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Services held at Steele Creek YMCA.

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
13110 Moss Road
Charlotte, NC 28273

Horizon Christian Fellowship
7936 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Lake Wylie Baptist Church
16105 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

Lakeview Church
13925 Erwin Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273

LifePointe Christian Church
Services held at Southwest Middle School and at
The Pointe next to Knights Stadium in Fort Mill

McClintock Presbyterian Church
14008 Erwin Road
Charlotte, NC 28273

Morningstar United Methodist Church r
11440 Shopton Rd West
Charlotte, NC 28278

Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church
15000 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

Renew Church Community
Charlotte, NC

Rod of God Ministries
7400 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28217

Sanctuary
11301 Granite St
Charlotte, NC 28273

Steele Creek Church of Charlotte
1929 W Arrowood Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
7407 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Zoar United Methodist Church
14701 Thomas Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Boy Scouts of America - Mecklenburg County Council - Apache District
The Apache District of the Mecklenburg County Council generally serves the southwestern quadrant of Mecklenburg County. The following Steele Creek area churches sponsor Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs:

For more information, contact these churches' offices or see the unit contact information here: Apache District of the Mecklenburg County Council.

Piedmont Kennel Club
As an AKC sanctioned all-breed club, the Piedmont Kennel Club exists to support and enhance the dog fancy in the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina. To that end, the club holds two all-breed shows and matches annually. They also sponsor a variety of classes  and various other dog events each year.

The Red Fez Shrine Club
This Shrine Club is located on Lake Wylie near the Buster Boyd Bridge. The clubhouse, built in 1925 and recently renovated, and the picnic shelter are available for lease for weddings and other functions. The club helps support the Shriners Hospitals for Children and provides family oriented facilities and activities for its members.

Steele Creek Masonic Lodge
The mission of Freemasonry in Steele Creek Lodge is to raise the moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual conscience of society by teaching the ancient and enduring philosophical tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, which are expressed outwardly through service to God, family, country, and self under the Fatherhood of God within the Brotherhood of Man.

Steele Creek Community Trail Committee
A committee of community volunteers that are working with government agencies, landowners, developers, homeowner associations, and businesses to connect our community with a network of trails and bikeways that will follow greenways, utility easements, road rights-of-way, and neighborhood common areas. Their objective is to promote a sense of community and a healthy lifestyle.

Fort Mill Art Guild
Dedicated to educating  the Carolinas communities in the value of pursuing their creative skills and promoting local artists. Meets monthly at The Art Mill at 213 Main Street in downtown Fort Mill.

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BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

Arrowood Business Association
Arrowood is a concentrated industrial area in Southwestern Mecklenburg County and Northern York County. It is home to over 2,200 businesses with over 60,000 employees in the Westinghouse Boulevard, Arrowood Road, and Carowinds Boulevard industrial corridors. The needs of these businesses are unique, differing greatly from those in uptown Charlotte and other business developments. To provide a forum for these needs, the Arrowood Association was formed as a non-profit organization in 1975.

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Lake Wylie community primarily on the South Carolina side of the Buster Boyd Bridge

Charlotte Chamber SouthWest Chapter
The mission of the Charlotte Chamber SouthWest Chapter is to promote business development in the CityWest/Southwest region of Charlotte-Mecklenburg through education, information and leadership growth. The SouthWest Chapter also strives to be the source of information to our members about the developments and policy issues affecting the CityWest/Southwest area of Charlotte Mecklenburg. The geographic coverage of the SouthWest Chapter generally is that part of Mecklenburg County south of Wilkinson Boulevard and west of South Boulevard. See Chapter Map.

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OTHER SITES

Serve Charlotte's Homeless
Serve Charlotte’s Homeless (formerly Steele Creek Outreach) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Charlotte’s unsheltered homeless population.

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