A Walk on the Greenway — Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Ellen Stafford

, Lifestyle

During this time of coronavirus closings, I would like to share with you some photographs of a walk I took yesterday at the Antiquity Greenway in Cornelius, NC. All of us at LKNConnect wish you a Happy and Healthy St. Patrick’s Day. (See end of article for closings.)



Most parks in the Lake Norman region are open

The Town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture department reminds us that while all of their programming is either canceled or postponed, the parks and greenways are open. There is ample space in the parks to maintain the recommended “social distancing” (usually 6 feet away). Getting outdoors is helpful to reduce stress and relax during this difficult time.


Listing of  trails and parks in the Cornelius area


                • Antiquity Greenway
                • Bailey Road Park
                • Caldwell Station Creek Greenway
                • Jetton Mini Park Trail
                • Jetton Park Trail
                • Legion Park Trail
                • McDowell Creek Greenway
                • Robbins Park Trails
                • Torrence Chapel Park Trails
                • Walter Henderson Trails




                • Bailey Road Park
                • Glen Oak Park
                • James Hoyt Wilhelm Park
                • Jetton Road Neighborhood Park
                • Legion Park
                • Robbins Park
                • Smithville Park
                • Torrence Chapel Park
                • Walter Henderson Park
                • Westmoreland Athletic Complex
                • Yacht Club Playground Park


Click here for the page of full information on trail distances and specific locations. Click here for the full listing of parks and addresses.


Cornelius PARC programming canceled or delayed until after April 5th


The situation is very fluid right now. Based on federal, state and local authority recommendations, we have proactively taken steps to ensure the public as well as our staff’s health and safety. PARC staff will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.    —Troy Fitzsimmons, PARC Director, Cornelius


The Town of Cornelius distributed a press release closing all PARC programming including special events, athletic programs, recreation programs, and arts programs. For questions related to Cornelius Arts Center programs call (704) 896-8823. For all other programming and special events, call (704) 892-6031.


Davidson cancelations

Davidson, NC, Town Parks & Recreation programming and Civics 101 class will be suspended until further notice. Board of Commissioners and Advisory Board meetings, and community events from March 20 – April 4. See full listing and details on their website here.


Troutman is requesting

As a precaution due to the coronavirus health concerns, anyone doing business with the Town Hall in Troutman, NC is asked to consider conducting their business by phone, email or mail. See their website for full details.


Huntersville closings

All programs, rentals, events, and indoor facilities will be closed from March 16th through April 6th. Parks and Recreation related committee meetings have been canceled until April 6th. See their website for full details. NOTE: all parks will remain open during this time.


Mooresville closing events until April 30th

All Town-led Mooresville Public Library, Parks & Recreation activities, and non-essential Town events are canceled or postponed until approximately April 30th. See their website for full details.


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Ellen Stafford is the Managing Editor for LKNConnect.com. A resident of Cornelius for over 20 years, she loves the area and its people. (Well, maybe not the traffic…) Well-versed in computers and tech, she also enjoys photography, gardening, and cooking.





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