Little Sugar Creek is a 16-mile natural treasure that runs through the heart of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  Parts of Little Sugar Creek were straightened, rerouted and covered by parking lots during the growth over the past century. Under the leadership of citizens and elected officials, Mecklenburg County Government is working to restore and preserve this natural treasure. Mecklenburg County will build a greenway along the creek which will provide miles of biking trails, habitat restoration, and greater connectivity to the surrounding communities. The Little Sugar Creek Greenway begins in Cordelia Park in North Charlotte, travels past uptown and historic neighborhoods and ends at the NC/SC State Line.

Rules, Regulations and Safety Tips

Hours of Operation

  • Greenway trail is open at all times, except for floods or repairs
  • Parking lots are open from dawn to dusk
  • No parking in non-designated areas
  • No loitering between dusk and dawn
  • Bicycle lights and reflectors are required from dusk to dawn


  • Call 9-1-1 For Emergencies
  • Secure valuables out of sight in locked vehicle
  • Trail surfaces are slippery when wet
  • Children under 16 years of age must wear helmet when riding bicycles, roller blades or skateboards
  • Pedestrians have the right of way; Cyclists must slow when approaching pedestrians
  • Travel on right, pass on left; Give audible warning before passing
  • Stay alert/listen for approaching traffic; Decrease volume of audio device
  • Do not block greenway
  • For your safety and enjoyment, please walk with a friend
  • Respect nature


  • Pets must be on leash 6 ft. or shorter
  • Pets must be kept on right; pass on left
  • Pets are not allowed in playgrounds or athletic field areas
  • Pick up after your pet and deposit waste in trash can

Prohibited Activities

  • Littering
  • Swimming & golf practice
  • Hunting or possession of weapons and firearms
  • Posting commercial or political signs
  • Selling, soliciting or exhibiting materials without a Park and Recreation issued permit
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages without a Park and Recreation issued permit
  • Damage or removal of park property
  • Collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural object; fishing allowed in accordance with NC state rules and regulations
  • No motorized vehicles allowed on greenway unless authorized by Park and Recreation