Charlotte is a city who loves its greenspaces, parks, greenways and walking trails. A new endeavor is underway by Charlotte Center City Partners for a new Rail Trail along the southern Blue Line rail line. Charlotte’s Rail Trail will be a vibrant public park that winds through the very heart of our city, where the unexpected can be found around every bend.
The 3.3 mile trail will connect communities and knit together neighborhoods from Sedgefield, Southside Park, Brookhill, Dilworth, Wilmore, South End to Uptown. But it will belong to everyone in the Queen City.
The Rail Trail will become the place to discover cafés and bars, explore galleries, see artists at work, stumble upon an impromptu concert, stroll with your family, or relax on a bench and watch the city come alive.
The walkway alongside the Blue Line already exists, but it could be so much more. With the help of passionate supporters, today’s trail will be transformed into a network of gardens, public art, unique spaces and activities, and an endless string of places to sit, eat and play. The hardest part of building a park—acquiring the land—is already done and a foundation has been laid. Watch for more details in the months to come!