Park Features & Amenities

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    Park Features & Amenities

    Ballfields
    Basketball Courts
    Climbing Wall
    Disc Golf
    Dog Parks
    Fitness Walks
    Golf Course
    Gyms
    Lawn Bowling
    Nature Trails
    Open Play AreasPicnic
    Areas
    Picnic Shelters
    Playgrounds
    Shuffleboard
    Soccer Fields
    Splasheville
    Swimming Pools
    Tennis Courts
    Velodrome
    Volleyball

    Ballfields

    • Carrier Park
    • Charlie Bullman Park (3)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    • McCormick Field
    • Montford Complex
    • Murphy-Oakley Park
    • Ray L. Kisiah Park (4)
    • Roger Farmer Memorial Park (3)
    • Shiloh Park
    • Irby Brinson Athletic Complex (5)
    • Walton Street Park
    • Weaver Park
    • West Asheville Park

     

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    Basketball Courts

    • Aston Park (2)
    • Burton St. Center (4)
    • Carrier Park (2)
    • East Asheville Center
    • Kenilworth Park
    • Lakewood Park
    • Magnolia Park
    • Montford Complex
    • Murphy-Oakley Park
    • Recreation Park (3)
    • Roger Farmer Park (2)
    • Shiloh Park
    • Stephens-Lee Center
    • W.C. Reid Center
    • Walton Street Park
    • Weaver Park
    • West Asheville Center

     

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    Climbing Wall

    The Montford Climbing Wall offers 12 top roped routes and plenty of bouldering to challenge all levels of climbers. A variety of classes and special group packages are available. Located at the Montford Center, 34 Pearson Dr. Contact (828) 253-3714 or montfordr@ashevillenc.gov.

    Hours of Operation:
    Call for reservations or current hours of operation.

     

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    Disc Golf

    • Richmond Hill Park

     

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    Dog Parks

    • Azalea Park / Dog Park
    • French Broad River Park / Dog Park

     

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    Fitness Walks

    • Amboy Rd. River Park
    • Aston Park
    • Carrier Park (2)
    • French Broad River Greenway
    • French Broad River Park
    • Haw Creek Park
    • Jake Rusher Park
    • Malvern Hills Park
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    • Murray Hill Park
    • Riverbend Greenway
    • Riverbend Park
    • Weaver Park

     

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    Golf Course

    The Asheville Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Western North Carolina. The 18-hole golf course designed by Hall of Fame golf architect Donald Ross opened for play in 1927.

    As in all of Ross's courses, it was designed to be challenging as well as fun. The par 36 front nine, measuring 3,246 yards from the back tees, features a flat, wide-open course allowing the use of a driver on every hole.

    The course is open daily to the general public, weather permitting. Tee times are required. Rental clubs are available. The clubhouse features a pro shop and a concession area. Passholder Tags are available for individuals, families, juniors and seniors.

    Go to the Asheville Municiapal Golf course web page here.

     

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    Gyms

    • Montford Complex
    • Shiloh Center
    • Stephens-Lee Center
    • W.C. Reid Center

     

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    Lawn Bowling

    • Carrier Park

     

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    Nature Trails

    • Carrier Park
    • Glenns Creek Greenway
    • Haw Creek Park
    • Reed Creek Greenway
    • Richmond Hill Park
    • Seven Spring Park

     

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    Open Play Areas

    • Albermarle Park
    • Amboy Road River Park
    • Aston Park
    • Burton Street Center
    • Carrier Park
    • French Broad River Park
    • Grove Park
    • Jake Rusher Park
    • Kenilworth Park
    • Malvern Hills Park
    • Meadow Park
    • Montford Park
    • Mountainside Park
    • Murray Hill Park
    • Pack Square Park
    • Recreation Park
    • Richmond Hill Park
    • Sunset Park

     

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    Picnic Areas

    • Aston Park
    • Carrier Park
    • East Asheville Center
    • French Broad River Park
    • Haw Creek Park
    • Malvern Hills Park
    • Murphy Oakley Park
    • Recreation Park
    • Riverbend Park
    • Weaver Park
    • West Asheville Park

     

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    Picnic Shelters

    Picnic shelters are located at various City parks throughout Asheville and are free to use on a first-come, first-serve basis unless otherwise reserved for private use. 

    The following picnic shelters may be reserved in advance at a flat rate of $40 per day.  The Carrier Park picnic shelter is reserved at $150 per day. City of Asheville Parks & Picnic Shelters are open during daylight hours only, as early as 6 a.m. and remaining open no later than 10 p.m., seven days a week. Please note that many restrooms at City of Asheville Parks are closed during winter months (November – March) to protect water lines from damage by freezing temperatures. To check availability or make a reservation, please click here or visit: https://webtrac.asheville.nc.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1

    West Asheville

    Carrier Park Corporate Shelter
    220 Amboy Rd. 
    Asheville, NC 28806

    French Broad River Park Gazebo
    508 Riverview
    Asheville, NC 28806

    Malvern Hills Park Shelter
    75 Rumbough Pl.
    Asheville, NC 28806

     West Asheville Park Shelter
    11 Vermont Ave. Ext.
    Asheville, NC 28806

    East Asheville

     Azalea Park Shelters 2 & 3
    498 Azalea Rd. East
    Asheville, NC 28805

    Haw Creek Park Shelter
    40 Avon Rd.
    Asheville, NC 28805

    Murphy-Oakley Park Shelter
    715 Fairview Rd.
    Asheville, NC 28805

    Recreation Park Shelters 1 & 2 & Gazebo Pavilion
    69 Gashes Creek Rd.
    Asheville, NC 28805

    Central Asheville

    Walton Street Park Shelter 
    570 Oakland Rd.
    Asheville, NC 28801

    North Asheville

    Weaver Park Shelter
    200 Murdock Ave.
    Asheville, NC 28804


     

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    Playgrounds

    • Aston Park
    • Azalea Park
    • Burton Street CEnter
    • Carrier Park
    • East Asheville Center
    • French Broad River Park
    • Haw Creek Park
    • Herb Watts Park
    • Jake Rusher Park
    • Kenilworth Park
    • Lakewood Park
    • Magnolia Park
    • Malvern Hills Park
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    • Mountainside Park
    • Murphy-Oakley Park
    • Recreation Park
    • Shiloh Park
    • Stephens-Lee Center
    • Walton Street Park
    • Weaver Park
    • West Asheville Park

     

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    Shuffleboard Courts

    • Harvest House 

     

     


    Soccer Fields

    • Azalea Park (4)
    • Carrier Park
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    • Memorial Stadium

     

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    Splasheville

    Splasheville, the interactive fountain in Pack Square Park, opened for the season on April 12, 2012.
    Typical operating hours for Splasheville are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week.

    Pack Square Pavilion is now open to the public!
    The pavilion offers restrooms and drinking fountains for visitors to Pack Square Park.
    Pavilion Hours:
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    7 days a week
    April 1st to November 1st


    Swimming Pools

    Three outdoor pools are open June through mid-August and offer relief from the heat at Recreation Park, Malvern Hills Park and Walton Street Park. A variety of swim lessons, water games and exercise classes are available. Pools are located in parks adjacent to picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, walking trails and ball fields.

    Recreation Park - (828) 298-0880
    May 27, Memorial Day: 12-6 pm
    June 1-2: Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm
    June 8-August 18: Sat. 11-6 pm, Sunnday 1-6 pm, Monday - Friday, 12-6 pm
    August 24-September 1: Saturday & Sunday Only 12-6 pm
    September 2, Labor Day: 12-6 pm

    Lap Swim – Two lanes provided everyday

    Recreation Park Pool will be closed to the general public Wednesday, July 10.
     
    Malvern Hills - (828) 253-1164 
    CLOSED FOR SEASON                        

    Walton Street - (828) 253-1143
    CLOSED FOR SEASON
     
    Pool Fees
    General Admission: $3
    15 visit pass: $40
    Individual Season Pass: $100
    Family Season Pass: $150 (5 persons)

    Events & Programs

    • Memorial Day Pool-A-Palooza– May 27, 12-6 pm
    • $1 Dip Days-Malvern Hills Jun. 16, July 7, Aug. 11
    • $1 Dip Days-Rec Park June 23, July 21, Aug. 18
    • Labor Day-Last Chance to Splash– Mon. Sept. 2

    Water Aerobics at Malvern Hills
    TBA 6-7 pm $1 per class
     
    FREE Swimming Lessons
    1st Session: Registration Monday June 10, 11:00 am, at pool of choice
    Class Dates: June 17-June 27 Mon-Thurs.
     
    2nd Session : Registration Monday July 8, 11:00 am, at pool of choice
    Class Dates: July 15-25 Mon-Thurs.
     
    Lesson Times:

    • Recreation Park / 10 am-10:45 am, 11 am-11:45 am
    • Malvern Hills / 9am-9:45 am, 10 am-10:45 am, 11 am-11:45 am
    • Walton Street / 5:30-6:15 pm

    All lessons are provided free of charge

    Guard Start Program
    Guard Start program is for youth ages 11-14 years old.  The program prepares participants to gain leadership, & guarding, along with learning Adult CPR. 
    Program site, & dates TBA, Mon-Fri., 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Cost: $40 class/$10 text book

    Pool Fees
    General Admission: $3
    15 visit pass: $40
    Individual Season Pass: $100
    Family Season Pass: $150 (4 persons)

    For More Information
    Prior to Season Opening: Candy Hensley Shaw, 259-5800, or 552-1889
    After Pools Open: Contact the pool of choice for more information.

      

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    Tennis Courts

    • Aston Park Tennis Center - 12 lighted Har Tru Fast Dry clay courts
    • Choctaw Street Park - 2 tennis courts
    • Kenilworth Park - 2 tennis courts
    • Livingston Street Park - 2 tennis courts
    • Malvern Hills Park - 2lighted tennis courts
    • Montford Complex - 2lighted tennis courts 
    • Murphy-Oakley Park - 3 tennis courts
    • Shiloh Complex - 1tennis courts
    • Weaver Park - 2 tennis courts
    • West Asheville Park - 2tennis courts

     

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    Velodrome

    • Carrier Park

     

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    Volleyball

    • Carrier Park
    • Jake Rusher Park
    • Recreation Park

     

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