Charles D. Owen Park

Facility Information

Charles D. Owen Park is located next to the Swannanoa River. It has 29.17 acres.

This facility offers two large pavilions for rent, three lighted baseball fields, two outdoor basketball courts, restrooms, playground, concessions (during baseball games), picnic tables, grills, and a 1 mile “figure-eight” walking and bird watching trail. The Swannanoa river is a fish hatchery supported river, and the two lakes at Owen Park are open for lakeside fishing.

Owen Park Map

owen park map

Park Hours

Charles D. Owen Park is open during daylight hours.

Park Rules

Learn about appropriate conduct at Buncombe County parks by viewing the park rules section of the Departmental Policies page.

A North Carolina fishing license is required in all Buncombe County Rivers and Lakes.
[Where to Get an NC Fishing License]

Rental Information

Charles D. Owen Park has picnic shelters available to rent. Please call (828) 333-1544 for rental information.

Directions [map]

From Asheville take I-40 East and take Exit #55 - at end of ramp turn left and travel to 70 East - turn right on to 70 East and travel 1.7 miles - turn left on to Warren Wilson College Road and travel 2.5 miles - see sign to park on right.

Contact Information

Phone:
(828) 250-4260
E-mail:
parks@buncombecounty.org
Physical Address:
875 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Mailing Address:
67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Picnic Shelter Rentals:
(828) 333-1544
 
North Carolina Birding Trail website: ncbirdingtrail.org