The Raleigh Naturalist

December 29, 2007

The Walnut Creek Greenway

Filed under: Greenways & Parks, Nature Lore, Southeast Raleigh — Tags: , , , , — raleighnaturalist @ 11:28 pm

State Street Greenway Violets

   From the southern edge of the Carnage Middle School campus, or across from the old water station on Wilmington Street you can access a string of highly varied greenway segments that soon will connect Centennial Campus and the Walnut Creek amphitheatre complex.  Due south of downtown, this stretch witnesses the joining of Rocky Branch with Walnut Creek just east of Wilmington, as well as the final taming and flattening of the Walnut Creek watershed as it approaches the Neuse.  Lots of marshy wetlands, including one right behind Womens’ Prison where a greenway viewing deck offers red-shouldered blackbirds, hawks and (after the drought) some unusual wetland plant species.

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