PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS, AND BALLFIELDS
HENDERSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
Henderson County Parks & Recreation Department
500 Cliff Road, Penrose
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, both of which are available for rent. The park also has 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, agazebo, a playground, swings, walking trails and recreational fields.
449 Etowah School Road, Etowah
This 18-acre park includes a walking trail, tennis courts, a shelter, picnic tables, a playground, sports fields, batting cages, a shuffleboard court and a Frisbee golf course.
801 4th Ave East, Hendersonville
Covering 220 acres, Jackson Park features walking trails, a playground, multi-purpose fields for soccer and events, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, an off-leash dog area, a disc golf course, a mountain bike skills park and picnic shelters. Throughout the year, the park also hosts community events.
1299 Old Us Hwy 25, Zirconia
This park includes walking trails and a playground and covers more than six acres.
83 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher
Located along the French Broad River, this 15-acre park not far from Asheville Regional Airport offers a picnic area, river access, a canoe/small boat launch ramp and an open field area.
HENDERSONVILLE CITY PARKS
HENDERSONVILLE CITY PARKS 828-697-3084 HendersonvilleNC.gov/Parks-Recreation
BERKELEY MILLS PARK
69 Balfour Road
This 60-acre park features an historic baseball field 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.
Between North Main and Church Streets at Eighth Avenue
This little park at the north end of downtown Hendersonville has two tennis courts and a miniature golf course. The tennis courts were recently renovated with a new asphalt surface with standard tennis court lines, pickleball lines, new lighting and new fencing.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL PARK
Fourth Avenue East and North Grove Street This city park near downtown provides green space with benches, picnic tables and a granite memorial.
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 an equipped playground.
On Lenox Drive near S Whitted St
Comprised of one-half acre, this park has picnic tables and a historic natural spring.
Highway 25 North
The City of Hendersonville is partnering with the Hendersonville Family YMCA to manage all recreational space at Patton Park except for the skate park for the next several years. Patton Park's 19 acres include a football field, baseball fields, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a lighted walking trail, two picnic pavilions, gazebos, tennis courts with pickleball lines and a children's playground. The park's Olympic-size outdoor pool at 114 E Clairmont Drive is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more about pool hours, swim lessons and water exercise classes, visit
On Ashe Street in the Green Meadows subdivision
The park is comprised of five acres and includes basketball courts, an equipped playground and picnic tables. An asphalt connector joins Sullivan Park with the Oklawaha Greenway Trail.
On Lily Pond Lane off West Allen Street
Open April through September, Toms Park is comprised of five acres and has 27 shuffleboard courts and several picnic tables.
HENDERSON COUNTY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITY CENTER
708 S Grove Street, Hendersonville
This indoor facility offers many gymnasium activities and programs for youth, adults and senior citizens including basketball, pickleball and fitness classes.
HENDERSONVILLE FAMILY YMCA
810 W 6th Ave, Hendersonville | 828-697-9622 YMCAWNC.org/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, tennis courts and more.
MORE OUTDOOR FUN IN THE COUNTY
BILL MOORE COMMUNITY PARK
85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher
Bill Moore Community Park features playground, multi-purpose and baseball/softball fields, soccer 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 Cir, Hendersonville | 828-697-4752
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.
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.
Highway 25 North & Library Road, Fletcher
Adjacent to the Fletcher Library, this ADA-accessible 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. Inside this perimeter are three distinct circular areas created by meandering walking paths, a pond and a centrally located gazebo.
MILLS RIVER PARK
Town Center Drive & Haywood Road, Mills River 828-890-2901 MillsRiver.org/Parks-and-Recreation.html
Maintained by the Town of Mills River, this park includes a multi-use trail, playground with sunshade, dog park, picnic pavilion, tennis/pickleball courts, handicapped accessible fishing pier and a launch for non-motorized watercraft such as canoes and kayaks.
OKLAWAHA GREENWAY TRAIL
Jackson Park to Patton Park, Hendersonville FriendsOfOklawaha.org Following Mud Creek, which also is known as Oklawaha Creek, the 3.5mile Oklawaha Greenway Trail runs from Jackson Park through William H. King Memorial to Sullivan Park to Patton Park and out to Berkeley Mills Park. Built and maintained by a partnership between Henderson County and Hendersonville, 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 | 828-697-8100
Located in the French Broad watershed on the site of a former golf course, the Village of Flat Rock maintains 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. support The Park at Flat Rock.
RHODODENDRON LAKE NATURE PARK
321 Primrose Lane, Hendersonville
LaurelPark.org/RLNP Managed by the Town of Laurel Park, this 10-acre park features Rhododendron Lake which was built in 1909 and sometimes known as Laurel Park Lake. The park includes walking paths, fitness stations, a catch-and release fishing pond and a picnic area.
MORE PLACES TO WALK IN HENDERSON COUNTY
Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Mall (inside)
Carl Sandburg Home
Historic Johnson Farm
Main Street Trail in Downtown Hendersonville
Perry N. Rudnick Nature Trail