The Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department celebrated the construction of the Four Mile Creek Greenway with a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday. This is the first greenway to be located in the Town of Matthews.
Town and County officials as well as members of the public were on hand to move the first shovels of dirt as construction begins for the greenway. Construction is expected to take a year and cost approximately $1.6M.
The greenway will encompass more than two miles of path composed of paved trails, boardwalk, neighborhood entrances and pedestrian bridges. The County will construct the greenway from East John Street to Brenham Lane and from Four Mile Creek north to the former Matthews Public Works Facility. The Town will construct a connector path from this site to South Trade Street to complete the project. The greenway will connect many neighborhoods, Squirrel Lake Park, Matthews Elementary School, Matthews Community Center and will provide alternate access to downtown Matthews.