Making Greenways Happen 

In Buncombe County

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CURRENT GREENWAYS

Here are over 14 miles of street and trail maps for 12 greenways serving walkers, bikers and more in Buncombe County.

in progress

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

Soar above the French Broad River with Asheville advocates Jennifer Pharr Davis and Steve Metcalf as they show us a birds-eye view of Buncombe County’s greenways from Hominy Creek all the way up to Woodfin.

Our Mission

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

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 and events and charity-of-the-month programs.

Created awareness of current and planned greenways by placing detailed maps at trailheads and other key locations around Buncombe County.

Successfully advocated for establishing a Buncombe County Greenways, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

From the Blog

Greenways in the News

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Buncombe Survey asking for your input. $50 Million in Relief Funds for the County. Our Greenways should be prioritized.

Buncombe Survey asking for your input. $50 Million in Relief Funds for the County. Our Greenways should be prioritized.

Follow the “read article” link below to the survey on the County Center page of Buncombe County’s website for details about the American Rescue Plan subsidized by the federal covid-relief program funds. The County wants to hear from us about our ideas and to help...

“Left Side of the Road” is a new podcast launching this month. Karen Chavez, Outdoor Editor for the Asheville Citizen Times and advocate for Greenways is the first interview.

“Left Side of the Road” is a new podcast launching this month. Karen Chavez, Outdoor Editor for the Asheville Citizen Times and advocate for Greenways is the first interview.

Greg Duff, regional producer of endurance athletic events, has launched a new podcast for athletes and communities, by athletes and neighbors. During his first podcast interview Greg talks with Karen Chavez about her experiences as a runner and life before coming...

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