The Snelling Branch Trail is just under 1 mile and links Shelley Lake with Optimist Park. The Snelling Branch Trail, which runs east and west, joins Mine Creek Trail
north of Shelley Lake.
The 30-acre Optimist Park includes a nature trail, athletic fields, swimming pool, playground, tennis courts and a community center.
Parking is available around the 700 block of Northclift Drive and on the street around 6190 Dixon Drive and around 6025 North Hills Drive. For more information on other parking places and access points, contact:
Raleigh Parks & Recreation
222 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601