Local Community Resources

Public Safety & Community Services


Asheville Fire/Rescue Station #3
EMERGENCY 911
50 Oregon Avenue
– off Louisiana Avenue, near Patton Avenue

Asheville Fire/Rescue Station #6
EMERGENCY 911
970 Haywood Road

Asheville Police Resource Center
EMERGENCY 911
Non-emergency numbers:
828-251-4035
828-251-4034
828-251-4032
970 Haywood Road

CITY of ASHEVILLE website
CITY of ASHEVILLE Neighborhood Services

Burton Street Center
134 Burton Street
828-254-1942

West Asheville Center
970 Haywood Road
828-259-5483
(c/o Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center)

West Asheville Branch Public Library
828-250-4750
942 Haywood Road

Public Transportation (Bus Service)


Asheville Transit offers bus service for West Asheville via Haywood Road with routes W1 – W2 and Patton Avenue with routes W3 – W4 – W5. A pdf overview of the routes is available on the City website.

  • Cash fare is $1.
    Booklets at reduced rates are available at the ART Station, 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville as are monthly and yearly passes.
  • Bus service runs Monday – Saturday. For route info in pdf format on the City site, click on route: W1W2W3W4W5
  • Bus service on routes W1, W3, W5 also runs Sundays/Holidays. See pdf on City site for details.
  • All buses are fitted with a front bicycle rack.

To view real time updates visit NextBus or call 828-253-5691, press #5.
For complete route details, schedules and information on the ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) visit the City of Asheville website.

Parks & Play Areas


For more info on Asheville Parks & Recreation.
For more info on Buncombe County Parks & Recreation.

Amboy Road River Park
Features: paved trail and fishing pier.

Carrier Park
Features: volleyball courts, giant playground structure, basketball court, roller-hockey rink, multi-use track for bicyclists and pedestrians, lawn bowling courts, baseball diamond, multi-use fields, covered picnic area with tables and grills, paved and dirt trails, wetland ecology educational displays, river overlooks, boat landing.

French Broad River Greenway connects Hominy Creek Park with Carrier Park via a paved path next to the French Broad River.

French Broad River Park
Features: green spaces with old trees, wildflower garden, paved half-mile walking path, large gazebo, picnic tables and grills, fishing/observation deck and small playground.

  • Dog Park: Located at one end of the French Broad River Park, the Dog Park features a large fenced-in area for exercising and socializing dogs.

Jean Webb Park 
Features: river access, small open field and picnic area.

Hominy Creek Greenway runs along the northern side of Hominy Creek. More info on this greenway is available at Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway website.

Hominy Creek Park
Features: grills, picnic tables and river access.

Malvern Hills Park & Pool
Features: outdoor pool with pavilion, bathhouse, restrooms, concession area, lighted tennis courts, playground, walking trail, and sheltered picnic area with grills.

Richmond Hill Park 
Features: over 180-acres of natural wooded terrain, views of the French Broad River, disc golf course and a series of unpaved trails.

West Asheville Park
Features: Little League baseball field, concessions, restrooms, batting cage, playground, and
picnic space complete with shelters and grills.

West Asheville Center Playground
Located behind the West Asheville Center this small park features a playground with accessible swing, and a basketball court.

Public Schools


Asheville City Schools Preschool
828-350-2900
441 Haywood Road

Francine Delany New School for Children
828-236-9441
119 Brevard Road

Hall Fletcher Elementary School
828-350-6400
60 Ridgelawn Road

Vance Elementary School
828-350-6600
98 Sulphur Springs Road

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13th Year

2017 marks the 13th year of the onHaywood.com West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.