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Surrounded by Parks, Trails and Green Spaces

One of the great things about living in Belmont’s Eagle Park is the incredible number of parks, trails and green spaces that are located close by. While there are eight pocket parks that are a part of Eagle Park itself, this is just the beginning of the green spaces that are accessible to residents throughout the year. There are literally six sites that include parks, fields or greenways located adjacent to Eagle Park or within a mile and a half of the neighborhood.

Trails, fields and green spaces have numerous benefits in addition to allowing us to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Parks and trails are great resources for connecting with nature, supporting an active, healthy lifestyle and fostering a sense of community.

 

The Carolina Thread Trail, a regional trail system supported by The Catawba Lands Conservancy, is located within just a few yards of the southwest edge of Eagle Park and includes a 1.5 mile trail with playing field, wetlands, and forested areas. This community trail is maintained by Stuart Cramer High School.

 

Davis Park – is situated just east of Eagle Park beyond Belmont Central Elementary and includes a playground, baseball & soccer fields, picnic tables, wooded areas & public restrooms. Davis Park is home to a lot of annual events including Easter egg hunts, and festivals with carnival rides.

 

Goat Island Park and Greenway is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail and is located to the west of Eagle Park, just 1.3 miles away in Cramerton. Goat Island offers great walking, running and cycling trails along the South Fork River in addition to a playground, picnic areas and Frisbee golf course.

 

Stowe Park, located at 24 S. Main Street is a historic landmark and a part of the town’s charming Main Street area. It includes a scenic fountain and gazebo and can be reserved for weddings, reunions and events. The City of Belmont is in the process of soliciting bids for refurbishing Stowe Park.

 

Belmont Central Elementary and Stuart Cramer High School flank Eagle Park’s northern and southwestern boundaries and offer soccer fields and basketball courts.

 

As you can see, Eagle Park enjoys an array of places in which to enjoy the outdoors whatever
your calling. That is what living big in a great small town is all about.

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