Parks Tree Initiative

Beginning in Spring, 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department is implementing a 3-year initiative to plant trees throughout the 74 facilities that the Department oversees for the City of Asheville.  To kickoff the program, we're launching 30 Trees In 30 Days, with the goal of planting 30 trees beginning March 28 and ending on Arbor Day, April 28.

The goals of the program are simple:

  •  To increase the tree canopy within the City of Asheville and be good stewards of our environment.
  •  To enhance Parks facilities and make them more enjoyable for our guests.
  • To provide a hands-on educational experience for youth in our afterschool programs.
  •  To collaborate with community partner organizations and individuals.

 You can keep track of our progress here and find out where we're going next.  We'd love to have you come join us and Asheville Greenworks at our next planting.


Tuesday, March 28 @ 4pm
Shiloh Recreation Center - 121 Shiloh Road

Saturday, April 1 @ 10am
Aston Park - 336 Hilliard Street

Friday, April 7 @ 3pm
Recreation Park - 65 Gashes Creek Road

Wednesday, April 19 @ 10am
Riverside Cemetery - 53 Birch Street

Sunday, April 23 @ 2pm (EARTH DAY EVENT!)
Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center - 285 Livingston Street

Friday, April 28 @ 4pm (ARBOR DAY!)
Carrier Park - 220 Amboy Road

For more information and to find out how you can be involved, contact:

Christy Bass 

Sandra Travis