Parks & Facilities Inventory

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The Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department oversees many parks and public facilities.  This is a complete listing of all of the Parks and Facilities in alphabetical order.  Each Park and Facility has a short description and a link to driving directions through the Google Maps feature.


Parks & Facilities

Amenities & Features
Greenways

Contact Information
Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
70 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC  28801
Phone:(828)259-5800
Fax:(828)259-5606

 


Albemarle Park

Located in "The Circle", in the historic Albemarle Park in north Asheville, the passive green space features gentle sloped lawns and mature canopy trees.

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Amboy Road River Park

180 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Located on Amboy Rd. along the French Broad River in West Asheville, this peaceful park consists of a trail and is part of the French Broad River Greenway.

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Ann Patton Joyce Park

30 Hawthorne Dr., Asheville, NC 28805
Located on Beverly Rd. in east Asheville, this green space sits in the heart of the Beverly Hills community and features a toddler playground and benches.

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APRCA Recreation Offices

72 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, NC

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Asheville Municipal Golf Course

226 Fairwary Drive, Asheville, NC 28805
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.

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Aston Park

336 Hilliard Ave Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 251-4074

Aston Park features one of the finest public clay tennis court facilities in the United States. For information on the tennis center, please click here. In addition to the tennis center, Aston Park contains the following elements:

  • gazebo
  • bench swing
  • two large pieces of playground equipment
  • open play area
  • sandbox
  • informational kiosk
  • practice courts/basketball courts
  • quickstart courts
  • walking trail
  • sports/games that may be checked out
    An assortment of recreational playground equipment for children & adults -- jump ropes, sports equipment, balls, etc. -- is available on loan for use in the park for FREE.
    Support for the playground, bench swing, sandbox, information kiosk and some programming is made possible through a Fit Community grant from the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund. 

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Azalea Park

498 Azalea Rd, Asheville, NC 28805


Located on Azalea Rd. along the Swannanoa River in east Asheville, this 155-acre park is currently being developed as one of Asheville's top parks. The John B. Lewis Soccer complex consists of 4 soccer fields and a picnic shelter.  More special features to come including trails, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more. 
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Azalea Dog Park

395 Azalea Rd., Asheville, NC 28802
There is a separate area for small dogs and another for large dogs. a gazebo is located in the large dog area.

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Burton St. Recreation Center

134 Burton St., Asheville, NC 28806
Burton Street Center features:

 

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Carrier Park

220 Amboy Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
One of Asheville's premiere parks offers volleyball courts, a giant playground, a roller-hockey rink, a basketball court, a multi-use track, a lawn bowling court, a paved trail, a multi-use sports field for baseball and soccer, a picnic pavilion, river overlooks, boat landing, a wetland interpretive and education area, and more trails.  Located on Amboy Rd. and Michigan Ave. in west Asheville.

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Charlie Bullman Park

719 New Haw Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
Named after an Asheville legend in youth sports, Charlie Bullman Park features two lighted ballfields, concession and restrooms. Located on New Haw Creek Rd. in east Asheville.

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Choctaw St. Park

105 Choctaw St., Asheville, NC 28801
A neighborhood getaway tucked in the Livingston Heights neighborhood. Located on Choctaw St. in central Asheville.

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City Hall & APRCA Administrative Offices

70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801

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Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center

285 Livingston St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
The Center has an auditorium and classrooms. Check out the living roof on top of the first phase of the Complex!

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East Asheville Recreation Center

906 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC, 28805

Contact : Jennifer Pickering, Executive Director of Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)
(828) 686-8742 or jennifer@theleaf.org

Located in the Haw Creek community, East Asheville Center is part of the complex housing the East Asheville Branch Library and a fire station. The center is currently managed by LEAF Community Arts as the base of operations for cultural arts programming and the mobile art lab.

A large playground, picnic tables, grills and a basketball court.

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Asheville Skateboard Park

50 Cherry St. N., Asheville, NC 28801
 is 17,000 square feet of skating excitement located at the corner of Flint and Cherry St. in downtown Asheville across I-240 from the Civic Center. Designed and built by Team Pain.  A unique concrete park with three distinctive areas in the beginner bowl, intermediate street course and an advanced vertical bowl.

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French Broad River Greenway

180 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806
This roughly 2.5-mile French Broad River Greenway system is Asheville's major north-south alternative transportation corridor and overlaps with a portion of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan, a major urban waterfront redevelopment project.The Dykeman plan calls for a 10’ wide greenway trail along Riverside Drive, Lyman Street, Meadow Street and Swannanoa River Road. The trail will be separated from the road by a grass strip and will at times meander in and out of various riverfront parks. It connects a series of proposed riverfront parks on Riverside Drive and the River Arts District to the Amboy Road river park system and West Asheville to the River Arts District.

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French Broad River Park

508 Riverview Dr., Asheville, NC 28806
One of Asheville's most beautiful parks, the park meanders alongside the tranquil French Broad River and features a vast area of open green space with old trees, a wildflower garden, a paved trail, a gazebo,picnic tables and grills, an observation deck, and a small playground. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing your pooch!  Located at Amboy Rd. and Riverview Dr. in west Asheville. 

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French Broad River Park - Dog Park

508 Riverview Dr., Asheville, NC 28806
One acre fenced and wood chipped yard for off-leash dogs. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area, with a water pump, perfect for exercising and socializing your dog.

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Glenn's Creek Greenway

This trail extends from Weaver Park to the Botanical Gardens of UNC-Asheville for a length of one mile. It is a paved trail mostly 10’ wide and connects the Norwood, Montford and University neighborhoods. This greenway is completed except for a short section begins at Weaver Park and ends at Kimberly Avenue where an on-road greenway is proposed. The greenway is proposed along the creek, in an existing sewer right-of-way, and in close proximity to residences on both east and west sides of Glenn’s Creek.

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Griffing Blvd. Rose Garden

The Griffing Blvd. Rose Garden is located within the median of Griffing Blvd in north Asheville.  This neighborhood gem is in its true glory in the spring and summer months when the hundreds of rose bushes are in full bloom.  

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Grove Park

338 Charlotte St. Asheville, NC 28801
This beautiful green space boasts giant old flowering trees and a turn of the century stone wall.  Located off Charlotte St. in the Grove Park neighborhood in north Asheville. 

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Hall Fletcher Park

Between 25 Bradley St. and 45 Bradley St.

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Harvest House Recreation Center

205 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
Harvest House is located in the Kenilworth neighborhood in east Asheville offering activities for all ages. The center features pool tables, a loaning library, computer, and large and small multipurpose rooms. Several classrooms feature weaving, ceramics and a full-service woodshop.

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Haw Creek Park

40 Avon Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
This neighborhood park features wooded natural areas, trails, a gazebo, restrooms, and a picnic shelter. Located on Avon Rd. in the Haw Creek community in east Asheville.

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Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at Montford Center

90 Gay St., Asheville, NC 28801
The Montford Park Players encourage the use of the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre as much as possible by other groups during the summer months and work closely with Asheville City Parks and Recreation Department to help make this resource available to as many community oriented performance groups as possible, however their heavy use of the theater during the summer does limit its availability.

If you would like to stage an event at the amphitheatre, follow this 2 step process:

  • 1) Contact John Russell, Managing Director (254-5146) to verify availability of the date you would like to reserve and to work out these details. 
  • 2) Contact Jon Fillman with Asheville Parks & Rec (259-5738) to finalize the rental.
    NOTE: Rental of the Amphitheatre from the city only includes use of the stage only; Lights and set pieces are owned and managed by the Montford Park Players. Rental of this equipment and hiring of their TD for its operation can usually be arranged if needed. Contact MPP's Technical Director to work out these details.

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Herb Watts Park

62 Erskine Ave., Asheville, NC 2880
Herb Watts Park is a neighborhood park with a playground.

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Jake Rusher Park

132 Peachtree St., Arden, NC 28704

The park currently features a giant playground. Formerly Royal Pines Park, the park is located in south Asheville on Royal Pines Rd.

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Jean Webb Park

30 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28801

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Kenilworth Park

79 Wyoming Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
The park offers a playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, restrooms and a large open play area. Located in the heart of the Kenilworth neighborhood on Wyoming Rd. off of Kenilworth Rd.

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Lakewood Park

Also located in Kenilworth in east Asheville, this neighborhood park features a playground, a sandbox, a half-court basketball court and a ballfield.  Located on Lakewood Parkway. To reserve the park contact Harvest House, 828-350-2051.

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Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex

121 Shiloh Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
Linwood Crump - Shiloh Complex, located in south Asheville, offers a variety of activities for all ages, enrichment programs offering recreation activities especially for youth. The center features a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, library, weight room and classrooms; and is surrounded by Shiloh Park with a lighted ball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, walking track and a playground.  Contact the center to reserve the park or meeting rooms.

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Magnolia Park

51 Magnolia Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

This small park features a playground, a half court basketball court, restrooms and a paved trail.  Located on Flint St. in the Montford neighborhood.

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Malvern Hills Park & Pool

75 Rumbough Pl., Asheville, NC 28806

A favorite summer spot in West Asheville, this park offers an outdoor swimming pool with a pavilion, a bathhouse, restrooms and a concession area. The park also includes a large picnic shelter, lighted tennis courts, a playground and a trail. Located at Rumbough and Sulphur Springs Rd. in west Asheville.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Park

50 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Asheville, NC 28801
Centrally located in downtown Asheville, this park pays homage to a great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a life-size memorial statue set in a landscaped courtyard.  The park includes a lighted ballfield with concession, and restrooms. The park is located off Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. in central Asheville. To reserve the ballfield contact the Athletics Division, 828-251-4024 or 828-251-4026.

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McCormick Field

30 Buchanan Place, Asheville, NC 28801
McCormick Field is home of the Asheville Tourists professional baseball club. This single A team is an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies organization.

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Memorial Stadium

32 Buchanan Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Memorial Stadium was built in 1925 as a regional athletic and special event facility.

Current sport users of the stadium include:

  • Asheville Youth Sports
  • Asheville Ultimate Frisbee
  • Asheville Grizzlies (men’s football)
  • Asheville Bears (men’s football)
  • Asheville Assault (women’s football)
  • Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association

Veterans' Memorial    
The stadium entrance was designed to serve as a memorial to Western North Carolina’s war veterans, but the original vision of a true memorial was never completed. Today, the brick arch at the entrance is the only visual reminder of the proposed memorial. The City of Asheville and interested citizens have joined together to form the Memorial Stadium Action Committee to lead the effort to fulfill the original commitment to Asheville's Veterans' Memorial. Plans for the event plaza include interpretive exhibits and memorials to honor veterans from all U.S. conflicts. The monumental granite World War II memorial currently located on the campus of Mission Hospital will be moved to the stadium and integrated into the plan to create a moving, interpretive exhibit that honors and remembers those who served their country.

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Montford Ballfield

88 Gay St., Asheville, NC 28801

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Montford Park

345 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

Located in the heart of the historic Montford neighborhood on Montford Ave. in central Asheville, this park has a basketball court, two lighted tennis courts and a concession. 

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Montford Recreation Complex

34 Pearson Dr., Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 253-3714
Located in the heart of the Montford neighborhood, the Montford Center features the Montford Climbing Wall, gymnasium and two multi-purpose rooms. The center is surrounded by the Montford Complex with a playground, tennis court, lighted ball field and the Hazel B. Robinson Amphitheater.

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Mountainside Park

55 Hunt Hill Place, Asheville, NC 28801
The park is located on Hunt Hill St. in central Asheville.

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Murphy-Oakley Park

715 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
The park includes a lighted ballfield, three tennis courts, a playground, a picnic shelter, a concession and restrooms. Oakley Park is located on Fairview Rd. in east Asheville. 

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Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center

749 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 251-4042
Murphy-Oakley Center is located in east Asheville, and is part of the complex housing the Oakley Branch Library and a fire station. The center includes a full service kitchen, classroom and a multi-purpose room.

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Murray Hill Park

One of Asheville's newest parks is in south Asheville on Bartlett St. in the South French Broad neighborhood. The park features a walking trail and pavilion with benches and picnic tables. 

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North Asheville Recreation Center

37 Larchmont Dr, Asheville, NC 28804
The North Asheville Center is a multipurpose center reserved for use by co-sponsored clubs and civic groups.  Call for a complete list of current groups and activities.

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Owens-Bell Park

On the corner of Clingman Ave., and Owens-Bell Lane.

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Pack Square Park

Located in the heart of downtown.
Pack Square has a long history as the center of life for over a century. It is home to many special events and highlighted by the Vance Monument. To reserve use of the Square, contact 828-259-5738.

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

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.

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Pritchard Park

67 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
One of Asheville's premier parks is located in the heart of downtown featuring large boulders with waterfalls, walkways, amphitheater-style seating and attractive landscaping.  It is a favorite spot for special events and street performers.

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Ray L. Kisiah Park

70 W Chapel Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
The park consists of two lighted ballfields and a concession with restrooms. The park is located on West Chapel Rd. in south Asheville.

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Recreation Park & Pool

69 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
Located along the Swannanoa River, the park features an outdoor swimming pool, playground and picnic shelters. It is located in the same complex with Azalea Park and the WNC Nature Center.

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Reed Creek Greenway

This trail extends from Weaver Park to the Botanical Gardens of UNC-Asheville for a length of one mile. It is a paved trail mostly 10’ wide and connects the Norwood, Montford and University neighborhoods. This greenway is completed except for a short section begins at Weaver Park and ends at Kimberly Avenue where an on-road greenway is proposed. The greenway is proposed along the creek, in an existing sewer right-of-way, and in close proximity to residences on both east and west sides of Glenn’s Creek.

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Richmond Hill Park

280 Richmond Hill Dr., Asheville, NC 28806
A large park located in West Asheville on Richmond Hill Dr. offering over 180-acres of natural wooded terrain and views of the French Broad River. Amenities include a disc golf course and a series of unpaved trails.

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River Bend Park

River Bend Park features a trail and benches along the Swannanoa River on Swannanoa River Road east of South Tunnel Road in Asheville.  River Bend Parks is accessible from the North corner of the Super Walmart parking lot. (see also Swannanoa Greenway)

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Riverside Cemetery

53 Birch St., Asheville, NC 28801
Historic Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District on Birch St. The cemetery features over 87 acres of landscaped grounds and is the final resting place for many of Asheville's early notable citizens such as writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. For more information call 828-350-2066.

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Roger Farmer Memorial Park

71 Deaverview Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
This ballpark complex features three ballfields, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, concession and  restrooms.  The park is located on Deaverview Rd. in west Asheville.

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Senior Opportunity Recreation Center

36 Grove St, Asheville, NC 28801
Located in downtown Asheville, the Senior Opportunity Center offers a variety of programs for senior citizens. Along with a multi-purpose area, the center features a greenhouse, craft and sewing room and a billiard room. 

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Seven Springs/Meadow Park/ Forest Park

Located on Caledonia Rd. off Biltmore Ave., in Central Asheville.
These neighborhood parks are located on Caledonia Rd. in the Kenilworth neighborhood in east Asheville featuring trails, natural areas and a playground.  Seven Springs Park, Meadow Park and Forest Park are a series of neighborhood parks featuring trails, natural areas and a playground.

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Shiloh Park

121 Shiloh Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
This neighborhood park is located in the heart of the Shiloh neighborhood on Shiloh Rd. in south Asheville and surrounded by the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center.  It features a lighted ballfield with concession and restrooms, a basketballcourt, tennis court, playground, picnic tables and a trail.

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Splasheville

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

 


Stephens-Lee Center

30 George Washington Carver Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
The Stephens-Lee Center is located off S. Charlotte Street at Max Street. The center offers a wide variety of programs and classes for all ages, with special emphasis on wellness and fitness for women.  The center features a gymnasium and fitness center with free weights, treadmills, recumbent bikes, Stairmaster, elliptical machines, chest press multi-leg extension and multi-pull machine.  “Women only” workout times are designed specifically for women by women. The park surrounding the center includes playgrounds, a basketball court and the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Garden.

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Sunset Park

This passive park is located along the Sunset Parkway and features natural areas and open space.

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Swannanoa River Greenway (at Riverbend Park)

The Swannanoa River Greenway system is Asheville’s major east-west alternative transportation corridor and overlaps with a portion of the Dykeman Plan that calls for greenway trail along Riverside Drive, Lyman Street, Meadow Road and Swannanoa River Road. The trail will be separated from the road by a grass strip and will at times meander in and out of open space parks. A portion of the greenway is completed at Riverbend Park in front of the Wal-Mart shopping center.


Thomas Wolfe Plaza

52 N Market St., Asheville, NC 28801
Located in downtown Asheville on Woodfin St., this brick plaza is a peaceful spot to relax in the downtown area.

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Irby Brinson Athletic Complex

214 Long Shoals Rd., Arden, NC 28704

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Walton St. Park & Pool

570 Oakland Rd., Asheville, NC 28802
Located in south-central Asheville on Walton St., this neighborhood park is popular for summer activities featuring an outdoor swimming pool complete with a concession and bath house, as well as, a softball field, a picnic shelter and a playground. 

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Weaver Park


200 Murdock Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
The park features a lighted ballfield, concession, a basketball court, playground, tennis courts, picnic shelter, a trail and a restroom.  Weaver Park is located off Merrimon Ave. in north Asheville. .

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West Asheville Recreation Center

970 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
West Asheville Center is located in the heart of West Asheville, and is part of the complex housing a fire station and police resource center. The center includes a full service kitchen and a multi-purpose room. A playground and basketball court are adjacent to the center. Call for a complete list of activities and availability of rental space.

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West Asheville Park

11 Vermont Ave. Ext., Asheville, NC 28806
Located in west Asheville on Vermont Ave. Ext. and home to Gassaway Field, a Little League baseball field. The park also features concessions and restrooms, a playground and a picnic shelter.

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WNC Nature Center

75 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
The WNC Nature Center is 42 acres of animals in their native Southern Appalachian Mountain habitats. The center provides an opportunity to learn, to touch and to know our rich natural heritage through educational and interactive exhibits. The Nature Center facility offers animals, picnic areas, gift shop and restrooms.

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White Pine Park

This park is located in the White Pine neighborhood on White Pine Ct. in east Asheville and features open space and picnic tables.

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