Extension connects Park Road Park to Cross Charlotte Trail

An extension has opened with a new path from Park Road Park to the Cross Charlotte Trail.

The Backlot Trail officially opened Tuesday morning. It’s a small trail, but it has a big purpose. The 0.3-mile-long trail creates a connection between the popular Park Road Park and the greenway system that makes up the Cross Charlotte Trail.

There are wayfinding guides up to help people get to the SouthPark Loop and the Cross Charlotte Trail, according to the city.

Segment two of the Cross Charlotte Trail opened to the public this past July, and it lets you walk or bike from the Park Road Shopping Center all the way to the South Carolina state line.

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You can park at Park Road Park in the middle lot, south of the duck pond, or at the tennis courts. The city says you cannot park on Woodbine Lane.

See more information about the SouthPark trail projects here.

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