Backlot Trail

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Capital Investment Plan

SouthPark Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP)

Project phase
Backlot Trail rendering


 Project updates

This project includes the design and construction of a 10-foot-wide neighborhood asphalt multiuse trail system between Park Road and Woodbine Lane and two pedestrian crossings: one midblock at Park Road connecting to Park South Drive, and one at Park South Drive and Woodbine Lane. The trail will create a connection between Park Road Park and McMullen Creek Greenway and also connect neighborhoods to the SouthPark activity center, Park Road Park and the Cross Charlotte Trail.

  • ​To support an evolving mixed-use activity center

  • To improve bicycle and pedestrian access from neighborhoods

  • To create a "park-once" environment

  • To increase the quantity and quality of greenspace

  • To support economic vibrancy and strong sense of place

  • To leverage public and private investments

  • To capitalize on strategic partnerships

The project team has aggressively solicited input from residents and businesses in the SouthPark area and surrounding neighborhoods though the following activities:

  • September 27, 2018: SouthPark all-day event at Morrison Regional Library

  • April 10, 2018: SouthPark all-day event at Morrison Regional Library

  • January 23, 2018: Public all-day event at Morrison Regional Library

  • November 27-30 - Project development workshop at Hilton Garden Inn

  • October 2017 - Online survey​

  • September 17​, 2017 - CNIP kickoff meetings at Sharon Presbyterian Church

$2.5 million 

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.

​Map of project area - click the image below to view a larger version

Backlot trail map March 2022


 Project contacts

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