Making Greenways Happen
In Buncombe County
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Here are over 14 miles of street and trail maps for 12 greenways serving walkers, bikers and more in Buncombe County.
Status on greenways currently under development with funding, impact studies, engineering and construction status.
THE BIG PICTURE
An overview of past, present and future greenway development shown in this map across all of Buncombe County.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
It all starts with you. Together we can help to increase awareness in what we see as a quality-of-life mission in Asheville.
French Broad River Greenways Tour
Our mission is to encourage and support the implementation of the Greenways and Trails Master Plan and the construction of greenways throughout Buncombe County through public awareness, community education and fundraising activities. Advocating cooperation between non-profits, local governments and businesses will help ensure our mission’s success.
Our vision is Buncombe County unified by a connected system of multi-use greenways throughout our scenic mountains and vibrant towns. We are a culturally rich community that values health, recreation and quality of life. These pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridors will also encourage visitors to discover our area’s beauty and local businesses to prosper from connections made along the Buncombe Greenways system.
Connect Buncombe Key Accomplishments
Provided funds to Buncombe County, City of Asheville, Black Mountain, and Woodfin for feasibility studies and greenway planning. These have been for matching funds for state and federal grants or for direct project funding.
Provided funds to other greenway organizations—Connect Enka, Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Friends of Reems Creek Greenway, RiverLink —for greenway planning and outreach activities.
Raised funds with partners through annual campaigns, events, and charity-of-the-month programs.
Created awareness of current and planned greenways by placing detailed maps at trailheads and greenway trivia questions along the new Wilma Dykeman Greenway.
Successfully advocated for establishing a Buncombe County Greenways, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Developed relationships with important partners in Buncombe County government, Dogwood Health Trust and WNC Farmers Market.
From the Blog
Greenways in the News
Highland Night Flight – July 22 – 6:30-8:30 PM
This is Connect Buncombe’s largest fundraiser of the year as we provide course volunteers for this annual road race in East Asheville. Join us as we direct runners and walkers around the 4.5-mile course that starts and finishes at Highland Brewing Company. ...
Volunteer For Swannanoa River Cleanup
Volunteerism is a large part of Connect Buncombe. Our volunteers participate in river and road cleanups; greenway promotions and other special events. Please consider joining us for a Swannanoa River Cleanup. Friday, June 23, 2023 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Azalea...
Exploring links between greenspace and sudden unexpected death: A spatial analysis
Why we need greenspace, an article from Environment International: Exploring links between greenspace and sudden unexpected death- A spatial...
Our Partners & Sponsors
Thank you for your support. Connect Buncombe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization, and your tax-deductable donation will be used to help make greenways happen in Buncombe County. Become a Member of Connect Buncombe by donating $35 or more which then gives you voting rights at our Annual Meeting.
Click on the button below to make an online donation. If you prefer, checks can be made to "Connect Buncombe" and mailed to Connect Buncombe, P.O. Box 16100, Asheville, NC 28816.
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