Friends of the West Ashley Greenway

august 2014

Just updated on the home page with directions to the southern terminus. Head South on 17 and turn left on Main Road. The entrance to the trailis 2 1/2 miles ahead on the right, just before the bridge. Turn right, then continue right onto McLeod Mill Road. The trailhead is on the left-hand side with parking.  Enjoy!

may 2013

The Father John J. McCarthy Knights of Columbus Council #12472 (in association with Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church) will host the Third Annual Walk for HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday) on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 9 AM until Noon on THE WEST ASHLEY GREENWAY, THE SECTION BETWEEN COBURG ROAD AND FOLLY ROAD (BOULEVARD).  Registration/Admission is only $10 with proceeds benefiting the Carolina Children's Charity.  AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AND/OR VOLUNTEER.  If interested, and for more information, please call (843)556-3578 and/or

march 2011

Greenway closure - we have received news that the stretch of the Greenway from Canterbury to Markfield will be closed beginning April 1st (no, this is not a joke!) through August, per Charleston Water System - yikes!

A great article in the West Of paper about the City of Charleston fixing the missing bridge to re-connect the two pieces of the Greenway.  Click .

april 2010

The West Ashley Greenway Master Plan is discussed in this week's WEST OF and can be viewed here.   The article notes that the City of Charleston is scheduled to present the plan to the public on APRIL 15th but the time had not been finalized.  Stay tuned.   This great linear park is part of the national 2,500 mile East Coast Greenway which extends from Maine to Florida so please come to this meeting and be green!
Charleston 5 K Donut Run - SATURDAY, April 24, 8:00-9:30 am
Bring the family, leashed dogs and enjoy this short fun run for the sidewalk chalk children's benefit.
Start: Three Birds Restaurant in South Windermere
Course:  West Ashley Greenway
Turn Around: Krispy Kreme Donut Shop 
Sign Up: 
Children under 12 free, adults, 18 if sign up in advance by April 19, this Monday.  Walk ups are welcome

Side Walk Chalk is a  501c3 that works with 7 Title One schools to teach expression, build confidence, and change the lives of those less fortunate.  Click thru to our web site at to view heart breaking stories from our students
To volunteer: Contact or call 843.303.3334

Thank you very much for your support!

After run party will be held at the Triangle Restaurant at the corner of Magnolia and Hwy 17 with speical drink and food discounts to Off the Sidewalk - Chas Donut Run participants and families.

june 2009

at 11:00 am on a wed. at the greenway crossing on farmfield d,  musc safe kids was awarded a $10,000 check from federal express to put in two flashing pedestrian lights for farmfield rd.  mayor riley accepted the check for the city. one step at a time:  this is yet another important safety project along the greenway.
click thumbnail for full image of the ceremony. Click for full image

the following are some more projects (some pending - some already complete):
 * federal safe routes to school funding is being used to improve the greenway crossings over stinson, arlington, and wappoo roads; the original project only included wappoo road but other crossings are now going to be included in the project!  
 * at the request of a neighborhood, charleston county is constructing sidewalks on campbell and timmerman drives to the greenway with new crossing treatments.
 * the city of charleston also just put in a new crossing over coburg drive after a citizen request.
 * and a sidewalk was added from savannah highway to the greenway along coburg drive - next to the new harris teeter!