Smith Creek at Smith Creek Soccer Center

Smith Creek Greenway Map

Location: This section of greenway is located at the Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road. It heads south to Rogers Road Bridge for approximately 0.60 miles, then goes under Rogers Road Bridge past Heritage Middle, Elementary and High School for 1.4 miles. At its north-south terminus, the trail connects to Sanford Creek Greenway behind Heritage High School and heads east under Forestville Road Bridge to Marshall Farm Road for an additional 1.0 mile. The trail connects to the existing Sanford Creek Greenway at Heritage South, which is nestled in a wetland habitat for approximately 0.85 miles. The trail then connects to the Town of Rolesville and to Rolesville's Main Street Park. The greenway trail head at the Smith Creek Soccer Center also heads north along the Dunn Creek Greenway, under NC 98 Bypass/Calvin Jones Highway to Ledgerock Road and Cardinal Crest Lane for an additional 1.0 mile.

Trail Type: 10' wide paved asphalt trail

Length: 4.85 miles (one way)

Parking: Parking is available at the Smith Creek Soccer Center and at the end of Foundation Drive near Heritage High School.

Amenities: A playground, picnic shelter and parking are located within the Soccer Park. Portable restrooms are also available.


History
This greenway was constructed as part of the development of Heritage subdivisions. The Smith Creek Greenway offers approximately 0.63 miles of paved trail along the soccer fields at the Smith Creek Soccer Center and an additional 2.4 miles south of Rogers Road that was completed in September 2017.

Greenway users have the opportunity to experience views aquatic and wetland life, join a game at the Soccer Center, relax at the picnic shelter or enjoy the playground. Parking and restrooms are available at the Soccer Center. The Dunn Creek Greenway continues to the north near the Soccer Center parking area.


Future Plans
The Town is in design for the southern section of greenway trail from Heritage High School to Burlington Mills Road. Smith Creek Greenway phase 2 will connect to the existing Smith Creek Greenway at Burlington Mills Road that connects to the Neuse River Greenway Trail, Raleigh Greenways and Clayton greenway networks, making a 43 mile one way connection. The Town is also in design for Dunn Creek Greenway phase 3 which will head north towards Traditions subdivision and then in the future to the Franklin County Line.

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