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.

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) 242-3896 for rental information.

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