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.

Bring John Back!

Dear Porta-JohnAs stewards of this Greenway, FOHCG has the responsibility to listen to and respond to the community who use this space. Recently, we have been asked to help support the return of the Porta-John. This past winter, the board of trustees voted to save the expense of this service by removing the John. Since then, we have heard from some of our friends in the community that they would like to help finance its return. We have listened, and have responded with a fundraiser!

If you would like to see the Porta-John come back, please help offset the cost, ($107 per month), by contributing to this fundraiser. FOHCG will match your donations. (Donations will be processed through our fiscal agent, Asheville Greenworks.)

Thank you to those who have already donated.
Make a Donation

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.

Bear Creek Development Statement of Trustees

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Board of Trustees share the communities’ anguish regarding the Bear Creek development adjacent to the Hominy Creek Greenway in West Asheville. The loss of tree cover; the impact on the riparian buffer and water quality; increased traffic; the harm to the landscape, wildlife habitat and viewshed; the loss of tranquility; are among a few of the prevailing concerns.

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 Nancy Benoit (nancyab1040@gmail.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)