A vision for Canie Creek Greenway

Community Park

  • Barlow_120511_1321We could create a community park with a greenway that connects Patton and Sand Hill
  • The park would be modeled after Bent Creek Community Park and other similar projects
  • The property ideally would be put into a conservation land trust that would oversee its creation and maintenance


  • 2014-02-09 17.57.24-3The Vrabel property is home for many birds and animals
  • We can plant native plants that provide food for wildlife
  • Monarch butterflies are in crisis, the boggy areas would be great for planting milkweed
  • We should appreciate and enhance the diverse ecosystems that exist here


  • 2014-02-09 17.58.01Community work days could clean the creek and redevelop the riparian zone along creek
  • We could enhance the boggy areas with a constructed wetland which will add diversity to the existing flora and fauna


  • 2014-02-13 16.41.19-3The property is beautifully forested with diverse trees
  • A trust could manage the forest to allow old growth and diversity
  • Work parties could clear vines out of trees
  • Native hardwoods could be planted


  • Sulphur Springs Historical Marker on Patton AvenueSulphur Springs is a historic area with the earliest settlements in West Asheville
  • The springs were important to the Cherokee, and became a popular destination in the 19th century
  • The meadow is the site of Asheville’s first golf course


Riding the GreenwayThe greenway will provide recreational space for the community

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Playing in the creek
  • Nature exploration
  • Gathering for neighborhood potlucks


Teachers at Vance Elementary and Francine Delany have been developing curricula for use in the Hominy Creek Greenway which incorporates

  • turtlePlant and tree identification
  • Experiencing the quiet of woodlands
  • River ecology
  • Invasive plants identification