These walks are NOT for speed walkers or hikers, but rather for those who want to "get their steps in" by leisurely walking and talking along the Patton Park to Berkley Park pathway. Perfect venue for newcomers to the groups and/or area who wish to socialize while getting a bit of exercise!
This new section of Hendersonville’s Oklawaha Greenway was recently opened, creating a three-mile-long paved walkway meandering through meadows, wetlands, and forests and linking Jackson Park, Patton Park, and Berkley Park. Starting off, we will just do the Patton-Berkley route, walking for a half hour and then turning about - allowing for a hour walk. We can always adjust the starting time and the duration of the walk if the interest is there.
The newest section of the Greenway, between Patton Park and Berkley Park, features 500 planted native trees as well as many mature trees.
Greenway parking is available at Berkley Park, Patton Park, and Jackson Park, with smaller parking areas on Seventh Avenue East at Mud Creek and on North Main Street at Mud Creek.
I'm planning on repeating this event each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Start time is 10:00 and we will walk for an hour minimum. Generally we walk for 30 minutes then turn around, but those who wish to walk further/longer are welcome to do so.
The easiest way to get to Patton Park is to turn at the traffic light at the intersection of Asheville Hwy (25) and E. Clairmont Dr (there are two Patton Park signs facing each way) . The pavilion we meet at is adjacent to the basketball courts and across from the skateboard ramp. I suggest bringing water bottle and wearing a hat.