Preserve. Inspire. Connect.

Reinventing Lawndale and rural Cleveland County from textiles to trails.


The Stagecoach Greenway

The Stagecoach Greenway, a new walking and biking trail, highlights an exceptional river while featuring four parks, two river accesses, and Main Street in Lawndale, North Carolina. Providing an unparalleled recreational experience for an area of its size and rural location, the Greenway preserves the story of Cleveland County’s agricultural history and Lawndale’s mill town heritage, while paving the way to a trail town future.



Lawndale Park

Size: 8.5 acres

Proposed Amenities:

  • Stagecoach Greenway visitor orientation area and access
  • Riverfront beach
  • Kayak/canoe launch
  • Walking loop
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic platforms
  • Fishing area
  • Parking

Boy Scout Hut

Size: 6.7 acres

Proposed Amenities:

  • Gathering space with fire pit
  • Amphitheater with stage and patio space
  • Scout Hut building enhancements
  • Natural surface trail with small plaza area for seating
  • Spur trail connection to the Stagecoach Greenway
  • Increased accessibility and parking

Lawndale Town Center

Proposed Amenities:

  • Overlook with stage
  • Open lawn
  • Covered/trellised seating
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Gateways
  • Streetscape with 10′ wide town center greenway
  • Enhanced intersection
  • Parking
  • Grigg Street Enhancements
  • Greenway south to Lawndale Park
  • Greenway north through The Narrows to Long Rock Paddle Access

Long Rock Park

Size: 3.7 acres

Proposed Amenities:

  • Kayak/canoe launch
  • River lookout
  • Maple Creek trail access
  • Stagecoach Greenway access
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Parking

River Point Park

Size: 40 acres

Proposed Amenities:

  • Stagecoach Greenway access
  • Natural Surface Trail Network (approximately three miles)
  • Restrooms
  • Parking