Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2019

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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S ummer is for getting into the great outdoors, and there's no better place to indulge that desire than the Ballantyne area. We're talking 316 acres of public parks, a 5.8-mile stretch of greenways, a new mountain biking trail, three fishing ponds, a 5-acre dog park, a fit trail and two disc golf courses. Plus, an array of resources in the corporate park feature everything from a putting green and golf course to many miles of bike paths and walking trails. In this article, we top-line these places to inspire you to go green this summer and explore the wealth of Mother Nature right here in the Ballantyne area. Ballantyne Pocket Parks Unlike most corporate parks, Ballantyne's 535 acres embrace the preservation of green space with 19 miles of walking trails and 6 miles of bike paths around the scenic landscape surrounding the office buildings. Ballantyne is also unusual for its diverse "pocket parks," intimate natural spaces with amenities that may include picnic tables, fishing ponds and fountains. "We're always looking for ways to elevate the experience in Ballantyne, and we're planning enhancements at some of our spaces to make them more universally appealing while adding energy and interesting features," says Hailey Rorie, community director at Northwood Office. Cullman Park, considered one of Ballantyne's most beautiful spots, is adorned with a peaceful waterfall and green space galore Mother Nature offers abundance of local outdoor opportunities By Nan Bauroth | Photos by Ray Sepesy BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 39 Feature

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