Edwards Park, at 904 N. Main Street, is being redeveloped into a new City of Hendersonville park.
A new ADA-accessible miniature golf course named for Laura E. Corn will be constructed and reimagined on the Edwards Park site. A concession stand and public restrooms will be constructed along with a playground. Local artists and organizations are collaborating to blend old features from the Boyd Park site as well as creating new art features. The newly designed Edwards Park and the reimagined Laura E. Corn Mini Golf construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
Edwards Park, named for Mayor Albert V. Edwards, originally opened in 1933 as a center for activities of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The existing scout huts will remain at the site. A new bicycle corral in partnership with the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is planned along with the new park amenities.
The Mini Golf Course will be open October 20 to November 19 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
ADW Architects, Charlotte NC
Harris Miniature Golf, Scranton PA
Edifice, Charlotte NC
A few of the community partners working on the project include:
Apple Country Woodworkers
Blue Ridge Bicycle Club
Artist Dee Ballenger
Artist Diamond Cash
Artist Judy Dempsey
Artist Bethany Joy
Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission
Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society
Henderson County Public Library
Community Foundation of Henderson County
Family of Laura E. Corn
Family of Jim ‘Pop’ Laughter
The City of Hendersonville is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Laura E. Corn Mini Golf Course at Edwards Park, an exciting addition to Hendersonville’s park and greenspace amenities. The community is invited to join the Hendersonville City Council for the Grand Opening Ceremony on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 4:00 PM at Edwards Park, located at 904 N. Main Street in Hendersonville.
The ceremony will mark the start of regular operations, with mini golf available to the public from October 20 to November 19 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Operating hours are from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM, with the last tee time at 9:00 PM.
Please note that Edwards Park is still an active construction site and the park and amenities are not open to the public until following the grand opening ceremony.
Evening Street Closure - N. Main Street - May 1
The City of Hendersonville has scheduled a street closure of N. Main Street from the 5 Points intersection to Locust Street during the evening of Monday, May 1, 2023, starting at 6:30 PM. The road is expected to reopen by 6:00 AM on Tuesday, May 2. This closure will allow crews to complete a water tie-in at Edwards Park.
The construction activity schedule is below with work plan and detour map attached.
5/1 5:00 PM – Detour Signage Installed
5/1 6:30 PM – Close N. Main Street
5/1 7:00 PM – Work occurring 7:00 PM thru 6:00 AM
5/2 6:00 AM – Road reopens at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, May 2
Evening Street Closure - N. Main Street - April 3
The City of Hendersonville has scheduled a street closure of N. Main Street from the 5 Points intersection to Locust Street during the evening of Monday, April 3, 2023, starting at 6:30 PM. The road is expected to reopen at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, April 4. This closure will allow water and sewer tie-ins to be completed for the new mini-golf course and concession stand at Edwards Park.
The construction activity schedule is below with detour map attached.
5:00 PM – Detour Signage Installed
6:30 PM – Closure of N. Main Street
7:00 PM – Work occurring 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM
6:00 AM – Road reopens at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, April 4
City Council Update on Edwards Park
Assistant City Manager provided an update at the January 25th City Council Meeting.