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    SUMMER CAMP

    This summer parents can keep kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for any of Asheville Parks & Recreation summer camps! We offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, play sports, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. We have camps for all ages and interests, and offer a wide variety ranging from traditional camps, outdoor adventures, sports camps, and specialty camps. Check out all the opportunities in our Summer Camp Guide today! 

    Download Here

    For more information call 828-259-5800 or you can register online 24 hours a day at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.  

     

     





    Food Lion  SKATE PARK & BMX 
     
    New to Food Lion Skate Park…   
    Beginning Saturday August 8 
    BMX bikes will be allowed in the park during specific park hours. 
    Bikes must have plastic pegs, plastic pedals and plastic or pad-ded handle bars. Bikes with sharp or unprotected edges will not be allowed in the park. 
    Riders must wear helmets and protective equipment. Waivers and Park Fees are required for all park users. 

    See BMX and Skate Hours here



    Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan Meetings
    In preparation of the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan, the City of Asheville will host a series of public participation opportunities to gain public input on future programming and facility improvements at the center and the surrounding park complex.

    Public Meeting #2: Concept Drawing Comment
    January 14, 2016, 6-8 p.m. at Linwood Crump Shiloh Center. Public comment also accepted on January 14 – February 12 at ashevillenc.gov/parks and at the Shiloh Center.

    Download the Linwood Crump Shiloh Master Plan Flyer Here

     

     

     

    Afterschool Programs

    Did you know that Asheville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of afterschool programs for youth and teens? Monday through Friday, 2:45-5:30 pm, youth have the opportunity to attend a NC-licensed childcare program at Vance Elementary, or attend a recreational based Afternoon Adventures program at one of our local Recreation Centers.  We also offer leadership programming for teens 3:30-5:30 pm. Check out the link below for listings and pricing!  Registration begins August 3, 2015.  To register contact your local recreation center.  DOWNLOAD A LIST OF ALL AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS HERE.

    Burton Street Center

    134 Burton Street
    Shateisha Lenoir 828-254-1942
    slenoir@ashevillenc.gov

    Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside
    285 Livingston Street
    Seth Jackson 828-259-5483
    sjackson@ashevillenc.gov

    Linwood Crump Shiloh Center
    121 Shiloh Road
    Tameka Crudup 828-274-7739
    tcrudup@ashevillenc.gov

    Montford Recreation Center
    34 Pearson Drive
    Kim Kennedy 828-253-3714
    kkennedy@ashevillenc.gov

    Stephens–Lee Center
    30 George Washington Carver
    Ryan Seymour 828-350-2058
    rseymour@ashevillenc.gov

    Vance
    98 Sulphur Springs Road
    828-350-6649


     

     

    Montford Recreation Center Indoor Climbing Wall

    34 Pearson Drive, Asheville, NC

    Mondays, 5:30-8pm (begins 3/7)
    Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm (ends 3/1)
    Thursdays, 2-5pm (ends 3/3)

    Beginner to advanced, all can find the perfect climb!

    $5 for 2 hour wall access ($6 for non-residents)
    Need Climbing Equipment?  $2 harness rental and $2 shoe rental.

    Need a belayer?  Call ahead to schedule one. Cost: $9hour.

    Long time belayer?  Bring $5 and show off your skills and become
    a certified Montford belay card carrier.

    Want to learn to belay?  Schedule a belay card instruction class 
    for $25 and become a Montford belay card carrier.

    The wall is also available for group rentals and birthday parties– ask for details! 

    For more information call the
    Montford Recreation Center
    at (828) 253-3714


     

    Riverside Cemetery website here

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    Partnerships

    Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation
    Friends of the Nature Center 


    Other Park Systems Historic Sites in the Asheville Region

    Blue Ridge Parkway
    Buncombe County Parks, Greenways & Recreation 
    National Parks Service
    National Register of Historic Places
    NC State Parks


    Asheville Parks & Recreation Department Overview

    Open spaces, parks, recreation and cultural arts provide opportunities for living, learning and leading a full and productive life. Parks and recreation benefit individuals and neighborhoods while having a positive impact on economic growth and environmental preservation.  Asheville Parks and Recreation maintains 54 public parks, 6 miles of greenways, 11 community centers, numerous programs for youth, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, a comprehensive athletics program, and many facilities that provide resources for a range of activities. 

    Department staff are available to speak to community groups on a variety of topics. These may include: Park Planning and Development, Recreation Programs, and Senior Programs, to name a few. To request a speaker call us at 828-259-5800 or email us at parks@ashevillenc.gov  Please be specific in your request and provide at least a month of lead time for staff to adjust their schedules accordingly.

    To learn more about the history of the Asheville Parks & Recreation Department click here.

    Message from the Director

    The benefits of parks and recreation can be a walk in the woods. It can be the sense of exhilaration for the child who hits the ball with a bat for the very first time. It can be the positive feeling of exhaustion that volunteers feel at the end of the day. Or it might be the sense of connection people feel when gathered with others to enjoy a fireworks display. So, whether you are an avid participant or occasional observer of parks and recreation, enjoy the benefits. Explore the links in this section to learn more about Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.

    Roderick Simmons, Director
    Asheville City Hall, Fourth Floor, 70 Court Plaza
    Mailing address: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
    Phone: (828) 259-5800
    E-mail:parks@ashevillenc.gov

     

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    Vision & Master Plan

    The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation, Cultural Arts and Greenways Master Plan was completed in 2009 to guide how the City provides these services over the next several years.  For information about the master plan contact the City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department at (828) 259-5800 or parks@ashevillenc.gov.

    Master Plan Documents:
    Asheville FINAL Report
    Asheville FINAL Executive Summary 
    2013 Greenway Master Plan Updates with Map

    Appendices:
    Appendix I Demographics and Trends
    Appendix II Focus Groups Summary
    Appendix III Cost Recovery Pyramid Methodology
    Appendix IV GRASP History and Methodology
    Appendix V Asheville Park and Facility Inventory and GRASP A 
    Appendix VII Alternative Funding
    Appendix VIII Sample Partnership Policy
    Appendix IX Sample Sponsorship Policy
    Appendix X Example Park Development Menu List and Walkability 
    Appendix XI Description of Parks

    Maps:
    Map A Asheville Regional
    Perspective A Neighborhood Access to Components
    Perspective B Walkable Access to Components
    Perspective C Neighborhood Access Indoor Facilities
    Perspective D Neighborhood Access Parks & Outdoor Facilities
    Perspective E Neighborhood Access Trails
    Recommendation Map
    Resource Map B System Inventory Map
    Resource Map C Sub Area Map
    Greenways Recommendation Map 
    2013 Greenway Master Plan Updates with Map


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    ASHEVILLE PARKS & RECREATION
    SUMMER 2015 BROCHURE
    JUNE-AUGUST

    Asheville Parks & Recreation invites the whole family to come and join the many fun, educational and athletic programs we offer. Our programs are a safe place for learning, adventure, and fun. Your family will discover old and new friends, experience the excitement of trying something new, and have an awesome time! Programming is purposeful and age-appropriate so every family member can reach their potential as they engage in fun and meaningful activities. 


    Click here to download the brochure.

    ASHEVILLE PARKS & RECREATION
    SUMMER 2015 BROCHURE
    JUNE-AUGUST

    Asheville Parks & Recreation invites the whole family to come and join the many fun, educational and athletic programs we offer. Our programs are a safe place for learning, adventure, and fun. Your family will discover old and new friends, experience the excitement of trying something new, and have an awesome time! Programming is purposeful and age-appropriate so every family member can reach their potential as they engage in fun and meaningful activities. 


    Click here to download the brochure.







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