Project Updates

Rice Road Park Project

Construction has begun at 2540 Rice Road, developing what will be an incredible new park facility in Matthews.  Impressive natural areas and huge trees are highlights of the 10 acre park.  A gravel surface walking trail, playground and picnic areas will also be included in the park facility.  An expected completion date for the project is December 2018.

The Rice Road area of Matthews was identified in the Parks and Recreation Facility Master Plan, as an area underserved in terms of park facilities.  The site is nestled among residential neighborhoods and has significant bike and pedestrian activity.

Contact Corey King for more information about the Rice Road Park project.

Corey King
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Conceptual Illustration of Rice Road Park Project

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 proposed trails in Matthews

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 to view the Parks and Recreation Facility Master Plan

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