Walk length - 4.5 mile total (out and back)
Walk level: easy
Pace: moderate 2.5 to 3 mph
Start time: 6:15 PM
Duration: ~1-1/2 hours
Terrain: crushed gravel, asphalt, concrete
This walk is a continuation of our series of greenway walks to explore nature in our own backyards.
Description: These trails comprise a 2.06 mile creekside walk in the center city area of Charlotte. Irwin Creek Greenway runs through and around part of uptown Charlotte. It runs along Irwin and Stewart Creeks from Ray's Splash Planet, through Frazier Park and the Wesley Heights neighborhood (site of some major renewal and redevelopment of an older neighborhood with Dilworth-like style), then on to the Phillip O. Berry Recreation Center, Bruns Avenue Elementary School, and Seversville Park. Two portions of this greenway, near Walnut Avenue and near Summit Avenue, run along an old railroad right-of-way. Our greenways generally run above buried sewer lines, on property unusable for other purposes, now converted to a wonderful recreation use.
This greenway links several neighborhoods to parks that include picnic areas, soccer fields, playgrounds, and a recreation center with gymnasium at the Phillip O. Berry Center. The greenway runs near Johnson and Wales University and close to new urban residential areas in the Gateway Village section of uptown. The greenway also connects to a designated city bike route at 4th Street, good for bicycle commuters. Look for the public art in front of Ray's Splash Planet, the three tunnels, a long line of Sycamore trees at Sycamore Street, and the Children's Memorial Walkway and Garden in Frazier Park.
This paved and gravel greenway is a place to walk, jog, ride a bike, roller skate, push a baby carriage, and even ride a skateboard.
- Pets are permissible, though they must be leashed at all times. Most trailheads have garbage cans, as well as doggie bags for picking up after your pet.
- There are no public restroom facilities along this greenway.
- Each hiker is responsible for their own snacks and water if needed.
- Carpool where possible, parking is limited.
- Additional parking can be found on N. Sycamore St., W. 5th St. and W. 6th St.
We'll meet at the parking lot of Ray's Splash Planet and start our walk at 6:15 PM. Our walk will take us on both Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways, and through sections of Frazier and Seversville Park.
Map of our walking route
Irwin and Stewart Creek Greenway (Charlotte Parks & Rec website)
Map of Irwin and Stewart Creek Greenway system
Phone or text Maurice at[masked], if needed or not attending (Day of walk ONLY, please)