Panther Creek Greenway Project

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Project Update 9/19/2019

The project is about 75% cleared and graded.  Clearing and grading work on the segment that runs along the easement in Cameron Pond to begin by October 2019.

Project Background

The Panther Creek Greenway is a major component of the Town's greenway system. The proposed 4.9-mile long Panther Creek Greenway is to extend from Highway 55 to the American Tobacco Trail. The trail project will extend from the Cameron Pond Planned Development District (PDD) to the existing pedestrian tunnel located at Green Level Church Road, an approximate distance of 1.2 miles. A connection will also be made to Mills Park, a distance of 0.3 miles. These two segments will complete gaps in the Panther Creek Greenway, creating a continuous trail between Cameron Pond and Cary Park with grade separation under I-540. It will also connect a major loop trail around Cary Park Lake, and Mills Park Elementary and Middle Schools. The project will be completely constructed on Town property and easements that the Town currently possesses.

See the plan (10 MB) for the overall design of Panther Creek Greenway.

Project Scope

This project provides funding for the design, engineering and construction of approximately 1.5 miles of the Panther Creek Greenway that will extend from the Cameron Pond Planned Development District (PDD) to Cary Park Lake.

Project Cost and Schedule

The estimated total project design and construction cost is $2.4 million. This project is funded in part by the 2012 Cary Community Bonds ($1.4 million) and the LAPP Program ($2.4 million), a grant program administered by the Federal Highway Administration and managed by NC Department of Transportation.

  • Anticipated construction period Fall 2018 - Spring 2020.


Sarah Y. Alexander, PLA, LEED AP BD&C
Landscape Architect
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary
(919) 462-2075