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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dog friendly and has a swing set, two benches, three picnic tables and a grassy area perfect for flying a kite. The bulls also make for an ideal selfie spot. Kid Pond, designed for the young and young at heart, has a boardwalk for catch- and-release fishing, plus a walking trail and two fountains. The fishing dock has three convenient wood benches and a dog station. For fishing rules, visit goballantyne.com/things-to-do/recreation. Knotts Green, a USGA-standard putting surface located outside the Chandler, Hixon and Simmons buildings, is surrounded by two patio tables and four benches, ideal for relaxation or watching the golfers. The Fit Trail, nestled in a wooded area off Ballantyne Corporate Place, is a 0.3-mile walking/jogging path with 20 exercise stations that provide a balanced program of fitness conditioning for all ages and sizes. There is also a bike rack at this park. For details on the trail and suggested walking/jogging circuits in Ballantyne, visit goballantyne.com/things-to-do/wellness. Social Hour in the Park This summer, Northwood Office invites the greater Ballantyne community to attend the family friendly Ballantyne Social Hour at the Brixham Tent, a favorite gathering space for food trucks and activities. The free event — Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. — is a tie-in with Ballantyne's annual Color the Park School Supplies Drive. Brewers at 4001 Yancey and Shelton Vineyards will partner to donate $1 for every drink sold. Attendees will also enjoy live music, food trucks and other vendors. Info: goballantyne.com. Greenways The Ballantyne area is home to one of the most popular sections of greenway in the county. Stretching 5.8 miles, the horseshoe-shaped stretch of greenway includes three segments. Four Mile Creek Greenway begins at Bevington Place and Rea Road. As it passes beneath Johnston Road, it turns into Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway, and eventually becomes McMullen Creek Greenway, ending at Highway 51. The entire greenway is paved except for 1 mile of McMullen Creek Greenway that is a packed granular surface. There are four entrances with parking available: Bevington Place, Johnston Road, Vista Grande and Highway 51. See a map here: http://bit.ly/2L0fiWf. On any given day the greenway attracts walkers, runners, bikers and nature lovers. Steven Crane sometimes Ballantyne green space 316 acres of public parks Mountain biking trail 5.8-mile greenway Golf course Fitness trail Two disc golf courses 5-acre dog park Putting green 3 fishing ponds 19 miles of walking trails, 6 miles of bike paths The greenway's boardwalk paths wander through the wetlands and swamp forests. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 41 Feature

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