Parks & Greenways

PARKS AND GREENWAYS
The Woodfin Parks & Recreation Department oversees the operations and development of the Woodfin Park System. The Woodfin Park System is comprised presently of three public parks as well as the Woodfin Community Center and Ballfields.


Presently the parks managed by the Town of Woodfin include Geneva Maney Park, Woodfin River Park, and the Roy Pope Memorial Park home to Avery’s Little Corner, and Silver-Line Park.

WOODFIN PARKS & FACILITIES

GENEVA MANEY PARKG Maney Park 1
Formerly known as South Woodfin Park, Geneva Maney Park is named in honor of long serving Alderman Geneva Maney.  Ms. Maney was heavily involved in the Woodfin Community for a number of years serving on the Woodfin Community Center Board, working closely with the Woodfin Fire Department and of course her service to the people of Woodfin as an Alderman and Mayor pro tem over many years. Alderman Maney was a driving force in the development and expansion of the Woodfin municipal parks.


Geneva Maney Park is located at the intersection of Lookout Road and Midwood Drive. Geneva Maney Park is a small pocket park that houses picnic tables, benches and play equipment. For a small park Geneva Maney Park has ample parking and a lot of entertainment options for young children.

ROY POPE MEMORIAL PARK
Roy Pope PlaygroundThe Roy Pope Memorial Park is named in honor of former Alderman Roy Pope who was extremely active in the Woodfin Community for many years. The Roy Pope Memorial Park is home to Avery’s Little Corner a magnificent play area with dragons, castles, swings and a climbing web. Named in honor of Avery King a young child taken from this world all too soon, Avery’s Little Corner is the product of the hard work and dedication of the King Family and through the generosity of countless donors.

Roy Pope Memorial Park and Avery’s Little Corner are located right behind the Woodfin Town Hall at 90 Elk Mountain Road. Aside from its playground, the Roy Pope Memorial Park houses a covered picnic shelter (which can be rented in three-hour blocks), seasonally open bathroom facilities (Spring-Autumn), a gravel walking path, cooling misters, benches and an open play area.

For your convenience the Town of Woodfin has placed a little free library on site where you can borrow a book for a few hours or a few days. Visitors are also encouraged to drop off one or two of their own favorite books to share with others.


WOODFIN COMMUNITY CENTER

300px-300px-5cfd37d2581d3The Town of Woodfin took over management of the Woodfin Community Center in 2007.
Located at 23 Community Road.










WOODFIN LIBRARY TRAIL

library_02@2xThe Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the addition of a new way for citizens to interact, engage and explore their community – the Woodfin Library Trail. Our Library Trail is a network of small, free lending libraries placed around Town. The objective of this project is simple – provide citizens with access to books regardless of their ability to get to one of Buncombe County’s public libraries.

Locations of Woodfin's Library Trail are found on this MAP.



WOODFIN GREENWAY-BLUEWAY
This ambitious $34 million project includes the construction of five miles of greenway along the French Broad River and Beaverdam Creek. The project will also provide new river access sites and the recently opened Silver-Line Park as well as expansion of existing Riverside Park, all in Woodfin. An exciting and much anticipated feature of the project will be the creation of the in-stream wave feature for whitewater paddling and surfing enthusiasts.Click the links below for more information.

SILVER-LINE PARK                                                                    
                                                        
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RIVERSIDE
PARK
Riverside Park summer









TAYLOR'S WAVE










PROGRAMMING
The Woodfin Parks and Recreation Department works cooperatively with area non-profits as well as independently to provide parks and recreation programming for our facilities as well as the community as a whole. The events and programs the Woodfin Parks and Recreation Facility participates in include:  a cooperative association with the YMCA to provide youth soccer facilities, and sponsorships of everything from marathons and 5K’s to fishing tournaments. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our park programing to reflect the needs and the wants of the people of Woodfin. If you’ve got an idea for a specific program or event we’d love to hear from you. Please email any suggestions to clerk@woodfin-nc.gov.

ABOUT
The Woodfin Parks and Recreation Department is managed by the Woodfin Town Manager who oversees the general upkeep of the park system as well as developing long range improvement planning for the parks. For picnic shelter reservations please visit our Park Shelters Reservation Page or call (828) 253-4887. General questions or concerns can be emailed to the Woodfin Town Manager at stuch@woodfin-nc.gov.

Planning Documents
2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
2011 Greenways, Sidewalks, and Bikeways Plan
2017 Parks and Greenways Landscaping Native Plants