Parks & Recreation in Henderson County
PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS AND BALLFIELDS
Henderson County Parks and Recreation
Parks & Recreation Department
120 Grove Bridge Rd, Hendersonville
This park near the Transylvania County line offers parking and a canoe port to the French Broad River, a state-designated watercraft trail.
Dana Community Park
2879 Upward Road, Flat Rock
The park offers a community building and picnic shelter, an open field, a walking trail with benches, a playground and a basketball hoop.
East Flat Rock Park
107 Blue Ridge Road, East Flat Rock
This park offers a picnic shelter, a gazebo, a playground, swings, walking trails and recreational fields.
449 Etowah School Road, Etowah
This nearly 18-acre park includes a walking trail, tennis courts, a shelter, picnic tables, a Little Free Library, a playground, sports fields, batting cages, a shuffleboard court and a disc golf course.
801 4th Ave East, Hendersonville
Covering 220 acres, Jackson Park features walking trails, multipurpose fields for soccer and events, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, a disc golf course, a mountain bike skills park, adult exercise equipment, picnic shelters and an entrance to the Oklawaha Greenway. The park also features a new all-inclusive ADA playground accessible for all kids with varying developmental needs.
1299 Old US Hwy 25, Zirconia
This park covers more than six acres and includes a walking trail, a veterans memorial, a playground and open green space.
83 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher
Located along the French Broad River, this park with more than 15 acres offers picnic areas, river access, a canoe/small boat launch ramp and an open field area.
HENDERSONVILLE CITY PARKS
Hendersonville City Parks
Berkeley Mills Park
69 Balfour Road
This 60-acre park features a baseball park and a pavilion for rent. Berkeley Mills Park joins the Oklawaha Greenway by way of a trail connecting it to the county’s Jackson Park.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
Fourth Avenue and Grove Street
This city park near downtown provides green space with benches, picnic tables and a granite memorial.
904 N Main Street
Edwards Park is located on North Main Street, a few blocks from downtown Hendersonville. The City of Hendersonville expects to reopen Edwards Park in early fall of 2023 with the reimagined 18-hole Laura E. Corn Mini-Golf course. This ADA-accessible course will be accompanied by other park amenities including a playground, concession stand and local art features in addition to the existing scout cabins.
Four Seasons Rotary Park
804 W Allen Street
This park features a pavilion with two picnic tables, a paved walking trail with park benches along the trail and a playground.
Lenox Park Drive near S Whitted St
Composed of one-half acre, this park has picnic tables and a historic natural spring.
1730 Asheville Highway
The City of Hendersonville partners with the Hendersonville Family YMCA to manage all recreational space at Patton Park except for the skate park. Patton Park’s 19 acres include a football field, baseball fields, basketball courts, a lighted walking trail, picnic pavilions, gazebos, tennis and pickleball courts and a playground. The park’s Olympic-size outdoor pool at 114 E Clairmont Drive is open seasonally.
713 Martin Circle
This five-acre park includes basketball courts, a playground and picnic tables. An asphalt connector joins Sullivan Park with the Oklawaha Greenway Trail.
318 W Allen Street
Toms Park’s five acres include 27 shuffleboard courts and several picnic tables.
Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center
708 S Grove Street, Hendersonville
This indoor facility has a number of amenities including multiple classrooms for various activities, a dance room, a soccer field and a gymnasium where programs such as basketball, volleyball and pickleball are hosted.
Hendersonville Family YMCA
810 W 6th Ave, Hendersonville
The Hendersonville Family YMCA offers group exercise classes, personal training, swim lessons and other fitness and community-building programs. Membership includes access to amenities such as a wellness center, indoor pool and tennis courts.
MORE OUTDOOR FUN IN THE COUNTY
Bill Moore Community Park
85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher
Bill Moore Community Park features a playground, multi-purpose and baseball/softball fields, miles of scenic walking paths and trails, arboretum gardens, access to Cane Creek, a picnic area with a pavilion, a disc golf course, a dog park and an outdoor fitness circuit.
Hendersonville Inclusive Playground
Hendersonville Elementary School
1039 Randall Circle, Hendersonville
Located on the grounds of Hendersonville Elementary School, this inclusive playground was envisioned by the Hendersonville Inclusive Playground Project (HIPP) which was formed to create a playground with safe, stimulating and accessible features for children with diverse physical, mental and developmental abilities. Families may use the green space and playground outside of school hours, and groups may complete a facility rental request at HendersonCountyPublicSchoolsNC.org.
Jump Off Rock Park
4501 Laurel Park Highway, Laurel Park
Jump Off Rock is the scenic overlook atop Echo Mountain which can be reached by driving all the way up Laurel Park Highway. The park includes a trail system. Jump Off Rock provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures and the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges.
Kate’s and Pete’s Park
Library Road, Fletcher
Adjacent to the Fletcher Library, this park features a playground, paved walking trail, green open space and a picnic shelter.
Laurel Green Park
440 White Pine Drive, Hendersonville
This 4-acre parcel of level land is enclosed by a perimeter of planted berms and a stream. The park includes a playground, walking paths, a pond and a gazebo.
Mills River Park
Town Center Drive & Haywood Road, Mills River
Maintained by the Town of Mills River, this park includes a multi-use trail, playground with sunshade, dog park, picnic shelter, tennis/pickleball courts, handicapped-accessible fishing pier and a launch for non-motorized watercraft such as tubes, canoes and kayaks.
Oklawaha Greenway Trail
Jackson Park to Patton Park, Hendersonville
Following Mud Creek, which also is known as Oklawaha Creek, the 3.5-mile Oklawaha Greenway Trail winds through wetlands, meadows and forests to connect four parks. The trail is handicapped-accessible, relatively flat and suitable for walking and cycling. Water access for launching tubes, kayaks and canoes is available at both the Seventh Avenue parking area and at Berkeley Mills Park. Highlights along the way include a wetland area with native trees and shrubs and an observation deck allows for watching and listening to songbirds.
The Park at Flat Rock
55 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock
Located in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course, the Village of Flat Rock owns and manages this 66-acre park which features open green spaces, a variety of local flora and fauna, scenic trails, a picnic pavilion, a welcome center with a community room meeting space, and two playgrounds. The nonprofit Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation, Inc., helps support The Park at Flat Rock.
Rhododendron Lake Nature Park
321 Primrose Lane, Hendersonville
Managed by the Town of Laurel Park, this 10-acre park features Rhododendron Lake which was built in 1909. The park includes walking paths, fitness stations, a catch-and-release fishing pond and a picnic area. Laurel Green and Rhododendron Lake Nature Park are connected via the sidewalk on Laurel Park Highway to Primrose Lane.
MORE PLACES TO WALK IN HENDERSON COUNTY
- Blue Ridge Community College: BlueRidge.edu
- Blue Ridge Mall (inside): ShopBlueRidgeMall.com
- Bullington Gardens: BullingtonGardens.org
- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site: NPS.gov/Carl
- Historic Johnson Farm: HistoricJohnsonFarm.org
- Main Street Walking Tour in Downtown Hendersonville: VisitHendersonvilleNC.org/Main-St-Walking-Tour.pdf
- Perry N. Rudnick Nature Trail: BlueRidgeHeritageTrail.com