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NEXT WORK DAY: Sat. Oct. 18 10 am – 1pm. Meet at Shelburne Road Parking Area. Contact jack@igelman.com for more information.

Wednesday, November 12 6 – 8 pm
RiverLink board room, 170 Lyman Street
The meeting is open to the public.

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 the community to accomplish our mission to manage parkland that maintains its wild nature, preserves the area’s rich history, and connects the West Asheville community to the river and to downtown.

We invite you to bring your enthusiasm and skill-sets!  Please join us through a number of various means: become a member, participate in volunteer workdays and/or attend our monthly Board/steering committee meetings.  You can also give feedback and meet other FOHCG supporters at our community gatherings.

News and events concerning the FOHCG will be updated here so please check back and feel free to leave comments.

Very Sincerely,

The Board of Trustees
Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Inc.

MISSION: The FOHCG Inc. works with the community to manage the Hominy Creek Greenway (HCG) in order to maintain its wild nature, preserve its rich history, and to connect the HCG to the French Broad River, future greenways, and downtown Asheville.


Any questions? Please contact board president Jack Igelman at jack@igelman.com



The board of trustees has identified several “priority projects” on the Hominy Creek Greenway. These strategic projects are identified in the Hominy Creek Greenway master plan that was presented by the City of Asheville and the FOHCG to the public in November 2013 and March 2014. Please review the list of priority projects and contact board president Jack Igelman (jack@igelman.com) if you are interested in contributing.

1. Trailhead Kiosks – at the Sand Hill Road and Shelburne Road trailheads.

2. Work shed – the FOHCG is partnering with the Asheville Design Center to create a plan to build a work shed on the greenway to house tools for volunteer work projects.

3. Erosion control – a variety of projects along the trail to improve drainage.

4. Outdoor classroom – a small outdoor classroom for local schools to connect with the greenway.

5. Habitat restoration – the FOHCG is developing a habitat restoration plan to address the removal of invasive plants throughout the greenway.

FOHCG Board of Trustees Information:

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting (6:30 – 7:45 p.m.) @ RiverLink’s main office, 170 Lyman Street in the River Arts District. Meetings are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes: If you are interested in reviewing the FOHCG Board of Trustees meeting agendas and minutes please click HERE.

Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan: To review the Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan created by the City of Asheville, the FOHCG, and by the community, please click this following link: Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan 


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  1. As the spearhead for the Water Sustainability Initiative with Transition Asheville, I am pitting together a water forum on local water issues and would like to include the spill at Hominy Creek. I want a local person to share his or her experience around it and to introduce an authority to provide an update. Can you suggest people who might fill these roles?

  2. Wondering if the beach area is meant for swimmers? Is the creek clean enough for swimming?

    • The beach area is a great place for swimming, however, there is not a regular testing program to measure water quality. So, you should swim at your own risk. The Hominy Creek watershed drains 80 square miles of the county which includes drainage from industry and agriculture.