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. The Town is presently working on the development of Silver-Line Park which will be located along the banks of the French Broad River.
Learn more about the ambitious Woodfin Greenway and Blueway project that is now under construction.
GENEVA MANEY PARK
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 as well as programing activities like the popular Labor Day Picnic.
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.
A great place for quiet contemplation, fishing, kayaking, or family cookouts; Woodfin River Park is a great place to spend the day or just a lunch break. Woodfin River Park was constructed in part through a donation from Riverside Business Park.
The Woodfin River Park is located at 1630 Riverside Drive. Woodfin River Park contains a picnic shelter (which can be rented in 3 hour blocks through the Town Hall), several picnic tables, grills, benches, a kayak/canoe launch, paved walking trails, benches, and bathrooms (openly seasonally from Spring – Autumn).
As part of the Greenway and Blueway project, Riverside Park is planned for expansion that roughly doubles the size of the park southward past the Craggy Bridge. Design and permitting are currently underway, and construction is anticipated beginning in 2023.
Open fields provide a great place to toss a Frisbee or play a game of tag while the gazebo and shade covered benches provide a great place to watch the river roll by or read a good book. 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. Parking at this location is limited so parking overnight or leaving unattended cars at any time is strictly prohibited.
The 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 through Town Hall), 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.
Located just north of Silver-Line Plastics manufacturing facility, Silver-Line Park is being made possible in part from a generous donation by Silver-Line Plastics of nearly 5 acres of presently undeveloped land along the French Broad River. The final park design is still being developed. The intent is for Silver-Line Park to provide a wide variety of recreation opportunities including access to the French Broad River for recreational purposes and a potential tie in with the Craggy Mountain Rail Line.
Download a PDF of the proposed project HERE
WOODFIN COMMUNITY CENTER
The Town of Woodfin took over management of the Woodfin Community Center in 2007.
Located at 23 Community Street, the Community Center contains a full kitchen, a small stage, seating and tables for more than 200 guests as well as restroom facilities. The Woodfin Community Center is available for rent by the day. In order to inspect or make arrangements to rent the facility please call Town Hall.
WOODFIN LIBRARY TRAIL
The 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.
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. Among the events and programs the Woodfin Parks and Recreation Facility participates in include: the annual Woodfin Labor Day Picnic, sponsorship of the Woodfin Youth League and Golden Age Club, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT’S COMING IN THE FUTURE?
The design and construction of a Greenway System for the Town of Woodfin. The Town has been working on this project since 2010 when the Board of Aldermen funded a Greenway Plan. Since the development of that plan the Town has been working towards achieving this goal through a variety of informal and formal discussions with various stakeholders. The first leg of the new Greenway System was the construction of nearly a mile of sidewalk along Elk Mountain Road. It is hoped that over time the Greenway System will expand opportunities for multi-model travel throughout the entire Woodfin Community.
The Woodfin Parks and Recreation Department is managed by the Woodfin Town Administrator who oversees the general upkeep of the park system as well as developing long range improvement planning for the parks. Requests for picnic shelter reservations or Community Center reservations should be directed to the Woodfin Town Clerk at email@example.com. or at (828) 253-4887. General questions or concerns can be emailed to the Woodfin Town Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.