Carolina Thread Trail
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of trails, or “threads”, which will ultimately link 15 counties in North and South Carolina. These threads are composed of local trails and greenways which, while maintaining their local identities, will grow to form a "green interstate" offering trail-users access to regional attractions. “The Thread” will continue to evolve over time, linking parks, green spaces, and cultural destinations throughout the region. The goal of the Matthews Study is to identify trail corridors, routes, and segments which will establish connectivity with The Thread and locally-based greenways, and meet the desires of the Matthews community.
Click here to see the proposed Matthews Trails
Click here to see the proposed County-wide Trails
Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Demand for parks and recreational services continue to grow as Matthews has continued to grow. This master plan was designed to evaluate recent changes throughout the community and initiate a public discussion about future park and recreation needs.
Click here for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Mecklenburg County Sportsplex
Located at 1505 Tank Town Road. The focus of this facility is to host a wide variety of weekend tournaments; soccer, rugby, lacrosse, football, field hockey, etc., as well as, weekday practices and league play for local teams and organizations.
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Rice Road Park
Request for Proposals (RFP) - Rice Road Park Project