The Mint Hill Times

The map of the nearly-completed greenway in Matthews

Four Mile Creek Greenway in Matthews is nearing completion. The greenway is a $1.6M joint project between the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County. Trail A, which goes from East John St. to Brenham Lane, is complete. Trail B, which goes from S. Trade Street to near Squirrel Lake Park should be completed within the next 30-60 days – weather permitting.

The public is welcome to use Trail A at this time. It is important to note at this time there is no signage directing you to Trail A’s neighborhood entrances and the entrance at Squirrel Lake Park. You may access Trail A by using neighborhood entrances located at Brenham Lane, Woody Creek Rd., Privette Street, Rockwell View Drive and East John Street.

Trail A and B are a combined two miles in length. After Trail B is finished amenities on the greenway such as signage, benches, trashcans, etc. will be added to both sections.

Once Trail B is completed the public will be able to find ample parking at the Matthews Community Center or Squirrel Lake Park in order to access the greenway (both Trails A and B).

“We are very pleased that we have been able to work with the county to make this greenway available for our citizens, said Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor. “Even in this cold weather we hope that you will get out and enjoy the greenway and exercising.”

The greenway is comprised of asphalt, concrete and boardwalk sections. You may walk or bike on the greenway – no motorized transportation is allowed. Pets must be on a leash. The trails will be open from dawn to dusk.

A Grand Opening Ceremony for the Greenway will be held this Spring.