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The public will get a chance to see 'final' proposed design elements for the natural area.

COURTESY PHOTO: METRO - The East Council Creek Natural Area will be redeveloped as a 'neighborhood nature park' following a Metro planning process, according to the regional government, which is holding what it says will be its final open house for the project Wednesday.Metro is inviting Cornelius residents and anyone else interested in the future of the natural area northeast of Cornelius to attend an open house Wednesday, May 30.

The event is billed as the final open house for the East Council Creek Natural Area. It is being held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Centro Cultural de Washington County, 1110 N. Adair St. in Cornelius.

The regional government Metro has been working on a plan for public access to the East Council Creek Natural Area, a roughly 33-acre area off Northwest Hobbs Road along Council Creek. The creek runs north of Cornelius and is considered one of the Cornelius area's natural amenities.

Metro has been holding open houses to determine what potential users of the natural area would like to see there — such as trails, picnic facilities, interpretive signage and play areas, among other features.

At this last open house, Metro staff are expected to share their "final" proposed designs for features at the East Council Creek Natural Area. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with staff, ask questions and provide feedback.

Light refreshments will be served. The open house is wheelchair-accessible, and interpretation is available upon request.


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