Take the scenic route from East Charlotte to Pineville.. In Short McAlpine Creek Park and Greenway is built on a floodplain in southeast Charlotte. Built in 1978, it was the western Piedmont's first public greenway. A three-acre lake is the focal point of the park. The lake's too small for boats, but fishing is allowed and duck food is available. Biking is popular in the park. While it isn't apparent, the greenway runs between Sardis Road and Independence Boulevard. Be safe--bring a companion.