OUTDOOR RECREATION

Frank Liske Park & Soccer Complex
4001 Stough Road
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 920-2701
Miniature golf, fishing, paddle boats and walking trails
situated on former farm site.
www.co.cabarrus.nc.us

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 South New Hope Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-4490
Unique day out in stunning surroundings. Gift store.
www.dsbg.org

Mallard Creek and Clark’s Creek Greenways 
9801 Mallard Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC
(704) 336-7600
This is our longest greenway, stretching more than 7 miles. Used by joggers,
walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, baby strollers, and skateboarders.  The western
end is a paved trail through many university area neighborhoods.  In the middle
is a gravel trail through University Research Park.  The eastern end is a paved trail
passing through mature floodplain forest, under I-85 and Highway 29, and on
to the Kirk Farm soccer fields near UNC-Charlotte. (This is the best starting point from
Yates Family Camping. Go south on Hwy 29 past the 4-85 interchange. After you pass
the Hess gas station make a left at the light onto Mallard Creek Road. Entrance to soccer
fields is immediately on the left but you must go up and make a U-Turn to access it.)
www.parkandrec.com

Pharr Mill Road Park
75 Pharr Mill Rd.
Harrisburg, NC
(704) 920-3350
A 37 acre park in a beautiful wooded setting near Harrisburg. Popular with walkers,
runners, families, and nature lovers. Amenities include boardwalk trails, walking and
biking trails, volleyball courts, horseshoes pits, a playground, ponds, picnic shelter
and individual picnic sites, nature areas and a restroom/vending building. One of the
oldest cemeteries in the county, owned by Rocky River Presbyterian Church, is located
within the park boundaries.
www.co.cabarrus.nc.us

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
(704) 687-2364
Three main areas – the McMillan Greenhouse complex, the 3-acre Susie
Harwood Garden, and the 7-acre Van Landingham Glen.
www.gardens.uncc.edu

U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC  28214
(704) 391-3900
Outdoor recreation facility set on the banks of the Catawba River. 307 acres
of woodlands is home to the world’s largest recirculating river, 14 miles of biking,
hiking and running trails, and one of the world’s largest outdoor climbing facilities.
www.usnwc.org