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Walker Branch Greenway 

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Description:
Tucked away beside RiverGate shopping center, this 0.48 mile of greenway is small but significant.  This greenway is the first greenway constructed in southwest Mecklenburg County.  When you happen upon this trail, it offers a restful excursion through a streamside forest.  In the future, Walker Branch Greenway will be connected to extensive trails leading into South Carolina and north on Steele Creek to Olympic High School.

Directions:
This greenway is in southwest Mecklenburg County adjacent to RiverGate Shopping Center.

-Take South Tryon St. to Rivergate Pkwy
-Turn Left onto Rivergate Pkwy
-Park along Rivergate Pkwy adjacent to Home Depot
-Access is located on Rivergate Pkwy across from Home Depot

Parking:
12655 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28273
14501 Rivergate Parkway Charlotte, NC 28273
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Length:
Paved Greenway = 0.48 Mile

Alternative Transportation:
CATS Bus (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip):
Route 56
Route 41X

Nearby Amenities:

RiverGate Shopping Center
Steele Creek Athletic Assoc. Complex

Nature Facts:
Careful observers can find white-tailed deer, raccoon, and opossum tracks along the creek and should watch for migrating songbirds in the large green ash, sycamore, and hackberry trees during spring and fall.  During the summer, a diversity of butterflies and dragonflies frequent the moist floodplain pools and small tributaries.

For Further Information:
Contact Greenway Planner Gwen Cook at 980-314-1036 or by email at Gwen.Cook@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

 



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