Welcome Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway

We’re glad you’re here and we appreciate your interest in your park. We are currently working closely with the City of Asheville and residents to accomplish our mission.

Our Mission: To steward a sustainable greenway by engaging the community, improving equitable access, and conserving the native ecology of our natural, public green space.

Celebrate and Restore

Join Us for a Special Volunteer Workday on Sunday, April 14th. The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, working in partnership with Wildlands Engineering, has recently completed the Trail Restoration Project at the Sand Hill end of the trail—improving its sustainability, user experience, and expanding access for the community.

Reforestation Project
Join us as we implement our plan to increase ecological diversity and improve habitat. We will be live staking on the creek bank and planting native vegetation along the new section of trail.

Meet at the Sand Hill Rd. entrance at 10:00 am.

Ribbon Cutting and Refreshments at Noon
Bring your work gloves, water, and willingness to do some fulfilling work. Thank you for your help keeping this community green space thriving!

Learn More About the Trail Work >

Notice of temporary trail closure

Pardon the Inconvenience While We Make Improvements. The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway and the City of Asheville are currently restoring a portion of the Hominy Creek Greenway to provide you with the best experience possible.

For your safety and the safety of construction crews, please do not access or exit the Hominy Greenway Greenway at Sand Hill Road parking lot/trailhead during posted closures, starting on Monday, March 18. We appreciate your cooperation during the upcoming couple of weeks. Closures will be lifted on weekends.

Learn More >

Second Sundays Workdays

Looking for a way to get involved in the community? Join us on the second Sunday of each month to help with maintenance and trial work from 10am-1pm! We will meet at the Shelburne Rd. end of the trail by the storage shed. Bring your gloves, water, and a willingness to do some fulfilling work. Projects include removing invasive plants/vines, planting trees, tending the medicine wheel garden, etc. We need your help to keep this space thriving!

Become a member of the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway!

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER. You will be redirected to the website of our fiscal agent: Asheville GreenWorks. Your membership or donation is tax deductible.

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway is recruiting future trustees

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway is seeking community members to serve on our Board of Trustees. Trustees will serve a two-year term; attend monthly meetings; and commit to carry out our mission and strategic goals. Applicants should have:

  • Fundraising experience and/or be committed to fiscal accountability and budget oversight.
  • Balance a strategic mindset with an action orientation
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork and collaborative abilities
  • Willing to contribute time (on average 5 hours per month) and talent to the organization in a meaningful way
  • Have a passion for the stewardship of the Hominy Creek Greenway

To apply, please complete the following application form >

Any questions: contact board president Nancy Benoit (nancyab1040@gmail.com)

About the Greenway

The Hominy Creek Greenway is parkland on 14 acres of land along Hominy Creek in West Asheville. The land borders 2/3 mile of the northern side of Hominy Creek and Buttermilk Creek between Sand Hill Road and Hominy Creek Road. Its southern boundary is the creek and its northern boundary follows the back lot lines of the houses on Shelburne Road.

The land was logged by Edwin Carrier in the late 1880’s. It became the route for the West Asheville and Sulphur Springs Railway, a trolley line between Asheville and Carrier’s Sulphur Springs Hotel. The trolley was the first hydro-electric powered railroad in WNC.

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway holds the community vision for the park and has a partnership agreement with the City of Asheville designating our organization as stewards.

The Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan created by the City of Asheville, the FOHCG, and by the community is below (Click this link to open a PDF file of the plan:   Hominy Creek Master Plan)