Welcome to the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Website!
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 statement: The FOHCG Inc. works with the community to manage the Hominy Creek Greenway in order to maintain its wild nature, preserve its rich history, and to connect to the French Broad River, future greenways, and downtown Asheville.
Call for Artists
Please join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hominy Creek Greenway! To help celebrate, we are hosting a public art exhibition on the Greenway and are seeking entries from artists to display their artwork for nine days in October. This is a call to all craftspeople, visual and performance artists to celebrate the Friends of the Hominy Creek Greenway with a reflection on the history, ecology and beauty of our Greenway. The exhibition will consist of temporary, outdoor art installations to be displayed from Saturday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 10th of 2021.
Volunteer Opportunities on the Greenway:
Sunday, August 8th
Please join us Sunday, August 8 to help clean up the Greenway. We have many projects to do and would love your help–setting up rain barrels on our shed, weeding/mulching the new milkweed patches, taming invasives, moving donated stones for the new Medicine Wheel Garden–just to name a few!
The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway is recruiting future trustees
If you are interested in serving the community and becoming a steward of the Hominy Creek Greenway please consider joining our Board of Trustees. Applications will be considered at our annual meeting this winter. The board supports the work of the organization through mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and hands-on work through various committees. Board members are responsible for planning, policy development, financial oversight, fundraising and working to ensure the organization is accomplishing our mission. The board meets bi-monthly. In addition to meetings, board members are expected to actively participate in committees, fundraising and attend events and work-days.
Any questions: contact board president Bryan Tomes (email@example.com).
Become a member of the Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway
To become a member visit our membership page. You will be redirected to the website of our fiscal agent: Asheville GreenWorks. Your membership or donation is tax deductible.
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)