This section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway is 1.5 miles long and connects Marion Diehl Park, Park Road Park and extensive residential areas. This greenway segment is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail, which will eventually connect to Cabarrus County to the South Carolina state line. This greenway is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties in two states.
The Little Sugar Creek Greenway Master Plan, created in 2004, and the Comprehensive Park & Recreation Master Plan Update, completed in April 2015, recommended the completion of Little Sugar Creek Greenway to the South Carolina border as a high priority. The Little Sugar Creek Master Plan comprehensively describes and illustrates the long-range improvements for the 15-mile greenway, which is a portion of the Cross Charlotte Trail.
Construction on this segment began in the summer of 2016 and is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.