Parks & Greenspace Plan
The City of Hendersonville is developing a citywide parks and greenspace plan that will offer a vision and roadmap for a park and greenspace system that serves all people in Hendersonville, with a focus on equity and resilience.
What is most important to you as the City plans for future parks and greenspaces? What opportunities should the City explore as it plans for the next 20 years? 100 years? Hearing from you will help make sure the final product is a community-driven plan. Visit this page throughout the process for project updates and opportunities to provide input.
The City of Hendersonville is updating our Parks and Greenspace Master Plan. This plan will guide the Parks Department and distill the vision for future Parks, Greenways, and Greenspaces. It will prioritize the Parks Department’s funding and resources, review staffing, and determine where and what types of parks, greenspaces, and greenways will be needed in Hendersonville for the next 50 years. The original plan was produced and adopted by City Council in 2011. This update is currently underway and is expected to be adopted in summer 2024.
We need your input and opinions on how our parks and greenspaces should look and function in the future. You can fill out the survey here. You can also attend a public input meeting or stop by one of our tents and tables at various events. Please spread the word!
We anticipate the plan will be adopted in the Summer of 2024.
No, City Council has chosen to focus on providing parks, passive green space, greenways, facilities and amenities. The Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department does a fantastic job with organized leagues and the city does intend to duplicate programming at this time.
Yes, it will likely be an appendix. The Gen H Comprehensive Plan has many components that are also related to parks and greenspace.
Yes, DesignWorkshop is the consultant firm hired to lead this planning effort.
Yes, we have compiled a myriad of community leaders to represent different groups within the city. As an advisory group, and project ambassadors, members will provide guidance and high-level perspective throughout the life of the project on key themes, challenges and opportunities for the plan. The Committee will work collaboratively with the project team to review the community needs assessment and offer input and differing viewpoints on preliminary recommendations.
You can contact Mark Stierwalt, Superintendent of Public Works (Building, Parks and Cemetery) at email@example.com 828-697-3084.
Gen H Council Comp-versation hosted by Council Member Jerry Smith
A Healthy Dose of Gen H: The Place of Parks and Open Space
We are having conversations across Hendersonville about the Gen H - Hendersonville's Comprehensive Plan and planning for the next 20 years & beyond! Join us at this meeting to share your thoughts on the importance of Parks & Greenspace in Hendersonville's future planning efforts.
When: Monday, October 9, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Health Sciences Center – Room 2003 | 805 6th Avenue West
Want to step inside the classroom for a learning session on where the city is and what the future can hold? Take a hike over to the Health Science Center to focus on making Hendersonville healthy up to 2045 and beyond.
Parks & Greenspace Public Input Meetings
Join City of Hendersonville Public Works staff and consultants with Design Workshop for a public input meeting to give feedback on the City’s Park & Greenspace Plan!
When: Tuesday, October 10
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: City Hall 2nd Floor Meeting Room | 160 Sixth Avenue East