The City's Public Works Department maintains public parks including: Berkeley Mills Park, Boyd Park, Dr. Martin Luther King Park, King Memorial Park, Lenox Park, Patton Park, Pets' Own Place on Seventh Avenue, Rotary Park, Sullivan Park (Green Meadows), Toms Park as well as the Oklawaha Greenway.
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Located at 69 Balfour Road. The park has been split into two parcels. The large parcel located at 69 Balfour Road is now owned by Henderson County Public Schools. The smaller parcel on the right past the entrance to Berkeley Park was retained by the City and features a trail head for the Oklawaha Greenway Trail. Plans are being developed for a disk golf course. Phase three of the Oklawaha Greenway connects to the Park at Balfour Road.
Edwards Park, at the corner of N. Main and Locust at 904 N. Main Street consists of an 18-hole ADA accessible mini-golf course, concession stand and playground.
Located on the Southern end of Main Street, the park was established to create a visual entrance feature to Historic Downtown Hendersonville from the south. The triangular area of green space contains a Historic Downtown Hendersonville rock wall feature as well as flags and a small area with trees bordering the future intersection with the Ecusta Trail. The park was originally known as Southside Gateway Park and later dedicated at HonorAir Park to celebrate local Veterans and the Blue Ridge Honor Flight and HonorAir programs.
The trail begins near the Henderson County Parks & Recreation building in Jackson Park and travels three and a quarter miles to Berkeley Mills Park with connections to Patton Park, Sullivan Park, and William H. King Memorial Park. The trail closely follows Mud Creek and is mostly shaded by mature trees along the trail and creek. The trail is ten feet wide with an asphalt surface. Mileage signs are placed every quarter of a mile along the trail to help trail users know how far they have traveled and how much farther it is to their destination. Several benches are placed along the trail for people to stop and take a rest. There are three bike FixIt Stations with common tools for working on bicycles located at Berkeley Mills Park, Patton Park, and Jackson Park. We have drinking fountains located at Berkeley Mills Park and at the 7th Avenue crossing area by the City's dog park, Pets' Own Place. All motorized vehicles and/or equipment including scooters are prohibited from the trail (except for city and county maintenance equipment and Law Enforcement).
For more information about the Oklawaha Greenway and Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway, please visit http://www.friendsofoklawaha.org.
Located on Highway 25 North. It is comprised of 19 acres and features: 2 baseball fields, basketball courts, 2 tennis courts, a football field, two pavilions with picnic tables and grills, 2 gazebos, a playground for tots, a one-half mile lighted walking trail, bathrooms, a skate park, and an Olympic-size swimming pool (open from Memorial Day to September 20 - visit the Hendersonville Family YMCA website for pool information and hours or call the pool at 828-595-9952).
The operating hours for Patton Park and the Skate Park are 7 am - 11 pm daily. Visit the YMCA website for pool hours or call 828-595-9952.
If you are interested in reserving the pavilion for a private party, please call Public Works at (828) 697-3084. The large pavilion (next to the pool) is available to rent in four hour increments for $50. If you wish to reserve for the entire day the fee is $100. The small pavilion (next to the basketball courts) is $25 for four hours and $50 for the entire day.
All recreational space, except for the skate park, is managed by the Hendersonville Family YMCA. The 2019 sports field rental fee for formal sports leagues is $10 per participant, per season and managed by the YMCA. To reserve space for sports events, email the YMCA or call (828) 697-9622. Visit the YMCA website for additional information about the YMCA's programs.
Located at 1019 Seventh Avenue East, is a fenced dog park with two separate section for small and large dogs. There is also a waste bag dispenser, trash receptacle and a water spigot. The park is located across Mud Creek at the Oklawaha Greenway trail head. Parking is available off Seventh Avenue.
Located on Ashe Street in the Green Meadows subdivision. It is comprised of five acres and features include: two basketball courts, an equipped playground, picnic tables and a public restroom (open seasonally). We now have an asphalt connector that connects Sullivan Park with the Oklawaha Greenway Trail.
Located on Lily Pond Lane off West Allen Street. It is comprised of five acres and features: 27 shuffleboard courts, picnic tables, and the Whitmire Activity Building that is currently used by the Hendersonville Bridge Club.
Located on Seventh Avenue East. It is comprised of six acres and features: a baseball field, a one-mile nature trail, and a one-half mile walking trail.
On October 11, 1982, this park was dedicated the William H. King Memorial Park. The late Mr. King was a native of Hendersonville and active in many civic and church organizations including: a deacon at Union Grove Baptist Church, scoutmaster, Little League coach, chair of Western Carolina Community Action Board, and Chair of the Community Chest of Berkeley Mills. He was employed by Berkeley Mills as a supervising foreman.
Rosa Edwards Park is located at the corner of Third Avenue and Buncombe Street. It is currently an open grass field.