|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 and Recreation Department.
ASHEVILLE PARKS & RECREATION
WINTER/SPRING 2016 BROCHURE
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.
Next Session of Toddler Classes Begins Soon
Fall 2015 toddler classes were full of fun and some classes were at max capacity. It is now time to check out our new lineup for January-May and get your little one registered. Due to the popularity of Musical Mondays and Tunes on Tuesdays we will be offering two time slots each week and these classes will require pre-registration. Visit our website and take a look at all of the classes including Musical Monday, Stretch and Grow, Tykes on Bikes, Tiny Tykes, Wee Owls– Outdoor Play & Explorations and Tunes on Tuesdays. Space is limited so get your toddler registered today! Visitwww.ashevillenc.gov/Parks or call for details! 828-259-5800.
Click here for all of the class information. *Please note due to some instructor conflicts some changes have been made since our guide was printed. This PDF as well as the online guide have been updated.
Here are the 2016 Youth Basketball Schedules
A travel and entertainment experience for seniors!
May 1-7, 2016
7 days / 6 nights
Cape Cod Martha’s Vineyard-Foxwoods Casino
$589/person (double occupancy)
Six nights lodging
Ten meals (6 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
Guided tours of the Outer Cape, Hyannis & Sandwich
For more information and to make reservations:
Melinda Polites (828) 350-2051
Kim Isley (828) 350-2062
Dee Black (828) 259-5809
It’s nice outside today, but have you thought about where your kids will go when its snows and schools out?
During most inclement weather days when school is out, the City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department offers snow care for youth in K-8th grades. The program meets at select community centers and offers a full day of fun including active games, crafts and more. See WLOS for school closings and listings. Youth should bring a lunch, drink, and snack.
8:30 am-6:00 pm Cost: $5 per child per day
Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex, 121 Shiloh Road (County schools), 828-274-7739
Montford Recreation Center, 34 Pearson Drive (City schools), 828-253-3714
For more information please visit our website atwww.ashevillenc.gov/parks
Come spend your school holiday with us! Youth will enjoy games, activities, crafts, field trips, exercise, and all kinds of holiday fun! This year’s fun will include: field trip to Smoky Mountain Sk8way in Waynesville, Chucky Cheese trip, dance party, inflatables, Xbox/Wii contests, karaoke and joke contest. Grab your friends and join in the fun. Youth should bring a lunch and a drink daily.
Fee: $40 first child, $30 for each additional sibling
Child on school reduced lunch plan: $30 for first child, $20 for each additional sibling
Child on school free lunch program: $10 per child
December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31.
8:30am–6:00pm at the Montford Recreation Center
Call 828-253-3714 or visit www.ashevillenc.gov/parks to register today!
Space is limited and all participants must pre-register
& pay. Refunds not provided.
We’re looking for volunteer coaches for the Department’s Youth Basketball and Soccer programs. Practice for both sports begins in November and the playing season runs January through March. Coaches will be responsible for running one practice during the week and coaching one game on Saturdays. Contact Kim Turner at (828) 232-4526 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application form.
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Program for Teens
Friday Nights for Teens at Cataloochee
January 8, 22, 29 & February 5 & 19
(Possible make-up day on February 26)
Teens (ages 12-17) join us for trip to Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley for 5 consecutive Friday nights this winter. Every package includes transportation on a charter bus. Ski, snowboard and helmet rentals and lessons are available for an additional cost. Registration begins Monday, Dec. 1st at 8:00am on our website: www.ashevillenc.gov or at 9:00am over the phone.
For more information about the program please contact:
Christine Murawski at email@example.com.
Trips depart from the Stephens-Lee Center Parking Lot at 4:15pm; Returns at 11:00pm.
30 George Washington Carver Ave.
There will be no refunds for any missed sessions.
- Program -Lift tickets: $240 R, $250 Non-Resident
- Ski or Snowboard rentals: $40 for 5-week program
- Helmet Rental $15 for 5-week program
- Progressive Lessons $50 for 5-week program
- One Beginner Lesson $10 for the first session only
- Transportation Only $130 for Pass Holders (no tickets included)
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