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Future Mountain Creek Park

Mountain Creek Park – Opening Summer 2021!

Located in Sherrills Ford, this 606-acre park will feature an extensive 18-mile hiking, biking and trail running network and a variety of other planned and proposed outdoor amenities on the shores of Lake Norman.

Mountain biking is at the heart of Mountain Creek, which showcases trails built by renowned mountain bike trail architecture firm Elevated Trail Design. Along with dedicated bike-only trails and endless route variations within the entire bike-friendly trail system, Mountain Creek Park is destined to quickly become a regional mountain biking destination.

The park will be constructed in stages, with Phase One scheduled to open in Summer 2021.

Mountain Creek Park Design Plans

(design plans subject to change)

Phase One Amenities

In addition to park infrastructure, such as roads and parking areas, major amenities under construction in Phase One include park trails, an adventure playground, a multi-acre dog park, an outdoor classroom, picnic areas, a park office and restroom facilities.

Our Planning Consultant

Wirth & Associates, Inc., Planners and Landscape Architects, is the design-build consultant for Mountain Creek Park. Formed in 1994, Wirth & Associates specializes in park master planning and design services has completed master planning and implementation design for over 75 park facilities and over 30 miles of greenway and hiking trails.

Our Park Vision

In addition to the conservations easements on the park land, the site has significant natural habitats and riparian corridors that will be preserved and enhanced. Ball fields, soccer fields and other heavy land disturbing recreational activities are not only prohibited by the conservation easements, they would do irreparable damage to the significant habitat areas and forests throughout the property. We envision Mountain Creek Park as a destination nature park with miles of hiking and biking trails, nature themed activities, educational opportunities and wildlife observation. Picnic facilities, primitive camping, canoe/kayak portages and fishing piers will take advantage of the Lake Norman water frontage.

The Mountain Creek Park site was created through a public-private partnership among Catawba County, the Catawba Lands Conservancy, Duke Energy and Crescent Resources. It is the second-largest park in the four-park Catawba County Park System, which includes Bakers Mountain Park, Riverbend Park and St. Stephens Park.

Please come back often to this website and our Facebook page for updates on park progress.

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