Events on the Greenway

All events listed on the Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway website are posted as a courtesy to the community, and the Friends group assumes no responsibility for them. All events listed are open to the public. Please note that some may require participation fees.

Submit an Event for the website


DateNews InformationLocation
• FEBRUARY 2019
Friday, Feb 15 at 11:00 AMAmble & Ramble with Hendo Fun Friends
A leisurely walk along the Greenway. For more information see HFF website. All are welcome.
Meet at the pavilion in Patton Park
• APRIL 2019
Saturday, Apr 13 at 9:00 AM2019 Ville to Ville Relay
The Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay is a 73-mile team running event from Asheville to Greenville. The public is invited as spectators. Teams will be in Hendersonville and on the Greenway from about 9am-1pm. For 2019 there will be 335 teams, approximately 2000 participants.
Get more information.
Saturday, Apr 27 at 10:00 AMKiwanis 5th Annual Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run
$15 per adult / $5 per youth (ages 6-18) / FREE for children (ages 0-5) Day-of Registration - April 20th, 2019 $20 per adult / $10 per youth (ages 6-18) / FREE for children (ages 0-5) Event t-shirt: $10.00 (choose option during registration) *** Free bunny ears for all pre-registered participants *** Prizes given for best individual costume, oldest, and youngest hoppers Special appearance by the Easter Bunny One lucky person will win a prize of $50 This is not a sanctioned race – this is a Fun Run for all ages! Places will not be tallied 100% of funds raised from this fun run will stay in Henderson County benefiting Kiwanis-supported local youth programs such as: Terrific Kids * Balfour Babies * Shoes & Socks program
Location will be announced closer to the event.
• JULY 2019
Saturday, Jul 27Strut Your Mutt
Dogs on the Greenway! Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society and Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway. 
More information coming.

News About the Greenway


DateNews InformationLocation
• NOVEMBER 2018
Wednesday, Nov 28Five Advisiory Boards Endorse Greenway Master Plan
Article from Hendersonville Lightning.
Read the article. (PDF; will open in a new window)
Sunday, Nov 11MountainTrue: More greenways needed for Henderson County communities
Article by Katie Breckheimer in the Nov. 11, 2018 Hendersonville Times-News.
Read the article (pdf; will open in a new window)
Thursday, Nov 8Greenway plan envisions 71-mile network of trails
Article from the Hendersonville Lightning, Nov. 8, 2018.
Read the article (pdf; will open in a new window)
• OCTOBER 2018
Friday, Oct 26County leads on greenways
Building greenways is a long-term project... Henderson County is planning now.
Read "Our View" in the Hendersonville Times-News
Saturday, Oct 20Draft Greenways Master Plan for Henderson Co.
The county's draft greenways master plan is ready for review and comment. Read the plan; look at the maps; fill out the quick survey; attend a public input session on 10/23 or 10/25. Support Greenways!
See the article from the Hendersonville Times-News.
• JULY 2018
Wednesday, Jul 25MPO announced grant for Mills River multiuse path
From the Hendersonville Times-News.
Read the article.
Tuesday, Jul 17Letter to the Editor - Government support for greenways
From the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Read the letter.
• APRIL 2018
Monday, Apr 9Dollars, jobs flow from paths
Opinion piece in Hendersonville Times-News. "Should we support more greenways? Only if we want more jobs, strong economic growth, healthier residents and safe opportunities for outdoor recreation, all while improving our environment."
Read the article.
Thursday, Apr 5Study shows economic impact of NC greenways
Article in the Hendersonville Times-News. "Overall, the study found the Brevard Greenway generates an annual sales revenue output of $1.56 million, supports 21 jobs and generates $614,000 in labor income."
Read the article.
• MARCH 2018
Thursday, Mar 8Mills River Town Council approves Highway 280 multi-use path
Article in Hendersonville Times-News. "A multi-use path to run alongside N.C. Highway 280 has been given the go ahead for the north Mills River area."
Read the article.
• FEBRUARY 2018
Friday, Feb 16Charting Paths for the Future
Opinion piece in the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the opinion.
Saturday, Feb 10‘Friends’ groups provide vital support for public lands
Mountain XPress article about Friends groups by Danny Bernstein.
Read the article.
• DECEMBER 2017
Friday, Dec 8Create safe options to walk, bike
Opinion piece in the Hendersonville Times-News.
Read the opinion.
• NOVEMBER 2017
Tuesday, Nov 7County gets money to study Oklawaha Greenway expansion
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the article.
• SEPTEMBER 2017
Thursday, Sep 14Mountain Community School Wins Bikes, Plans Monthly Rides
From the Hendersonville Times-News; mentions the Oklawaha Greenway.
Read the article
Monday, Sep 4Regional planners OK three greenway studies
From the Hendersonville Lightning
Read the article
• AUGUST 2017
Thursday, Aug 24Nature Nuts on the Greenway, Wednesdays during Sept. and Oct.
Nature Nuts is a new program for families with young children, sponsored by Hands On! and Hendersonville Pediatrics.
Read the article from the Hendersonville Times-News.
Friday, Aug 4Survey for NC 280 Multi-Use Path
Community leaders are investigating the feasibility of a proposed 15-mile paved path between Mills River and Brevard, from Westfeldt Park, near the Asheville Airport, to Pisgah Forest at the junction of NC 280 and US 64. The proposed paved path would be parallel to and separated from the NC 280 roadway.
Answer nine survey questions online here.
Read more information from the Hendersonville Times-News.
Also, information here from WLOS and more from the Times-News.
• JULY 2017
Monday, Jul 31Ask13 Answers a Question about the Oklawaha Greenway
From WLOS channel 13, Asheville.
Watch the segment
Monday, Jul 17Article from Hendersonville Lightning
"Support for greenway expansion gains momentum in cities, county."
Read the Article. Also see two related articles below.
Monday, Jul 17Hendersonville Lightning Related Article
"Sanders is there when bicycling is on agenda"
Read the article 
Monday, Jul 17Hendersonville Lightning Related Article
"Key dates in Henderson County's greenway efforts"
Read the article 
Friday, Jul 14WLOS TV features "Born Learning" Trail
New 'Born Learning' trail in Hendersonville prepares kids for kindergarten
Read the article (WLOS website)
Tuesday, Jul 11Hendersonville Times-News article
Brown to take over Parks and Recreation Department
Read the story (pdf)
Sunday, Jul 9Hendersonville Times-News opinion
Kudos to county for Master Plans
Read the opinion (pdf)
• MAY 2017
Sunday, May 7"Strive Not to Drive" article from Hendersonville Times-News
Step out of your car comfort zone - by Katie Breckheimer.
Read the article (PDF)
• APRIL 2017
Thursday, Apr 13Article from Hendersonville Times-News
Bluebirds on the Oklawaha Greenway
Read the Story.
Tuesday, Apr 11Article from Hendersonville Times-News
'Walks and Talks' along the Greenway begin on April 22
Read the story.
Sunday, Apr 9Letter to the Editor - Relay on the Greenway
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Read the letter.
Saturday, Apr 1Letter to the Editor - A County Treasure
From Hendersonville Times-News
Read the letter.
• MARCH 2017
Tuesday, Mar 28Emergency Phones Installed Along Oklawaha Greenway
From the Hendersonville Times-News
Read as a PDF
Thursday, Mar 16Master Plan for Greenway story - Hendersonville Times-News
Report from the Henderson Co. Board of Commissioners meeting on March 15, 2017.
Read the article as a PDF
Thursday, Mar 9Letter to the Editor in support of Greenway
From Hendersonville Times-News
Read the letter.
Monday, Mar 6Bluebird Nest Boxes
More than a dozen new nest boxes have been installed on the Greenway, thanks to Joe Sanders and the Young Naturalists. The boxes in Jackson Park will be monitored by the County 4H Club.
5 from N Main St to the bridge over Britton Creek; 4 on the Kimberly-Clark section; 4 in Jackson Park.
• FEBRUARY 2017
Wednesday, Feb 22New Website Promotes Trail
From Hendersonville Times-News
Read the article (PDF, 1.3MB)
• JANUARY 2017
Tuesday, Jan 31Story featuring Oklawaha Greenway Photo
'Roller coaster' weather not uncommon for January
See the photo in BlueRidgeNow.com.
• NOVEMBER 2016
Friday, Nov 25Oklawaha Greenway story in the Hendersonville Times-News
The Oklawaha Greenway and the Hendersonville Fun Friends meet-up group were mentioned as well as the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.
Read it in BlueRidgeNow.com.