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 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.
Hominy Rising – Arts & Awareness on the Greenway
The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a reflection on the history, ecology and beauty of our Greenway. As part of this celebration we are hosting an art exhibition which will consist of temporary, outdoor art installations.
Volunteer Opportunities on the Greenway:
Stay Tuned for Upcoming Dates
We have many projects to do and would love your help–weeding, mulching, planting trees, taming invasives! Stay tuned to sign-up for our next volunteer work day!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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)