Recreation Centers

Recreation centers are located in neighborhoods throughout Asheville and offer a wide variety of programs and services for preschoolers all the way to senior adults. Citizens can choose from classes, fitness, travel, sports, cultural art and many special summer programs designed just for kids.

Burton Street Montford Complex  Senior Opportunity  Southside Center 
East Asheville Murphy Oakley Shiloh Complex West Asheville
Harvest House North Asheville Stephens-Lee  

Center Rentals

Some centers are available to rent for your next big event, birthday party or family reunion. For rental information, please contact the center directly.

Shelter Rentals

Many of our centers have adjacent parks with picnic shelters. For more information about picnic shelter rental/reservations click here.


Centers rely on volunteers to assist with many youth program activities such as academic tutoring, flag football, basketball, and track. Volunteers are also needed as instructors for arts and crafts, music, dance and outdoor programs. To get involved, call (828) 259-5800.


Burton Street Center

134 Burton Street
Asheville, NC, 28806
(828) 254-1942

Shateisha Lenoir Bowden, Facility Manager
Burton Street Center features an auditorium, game room, billiard room, arts and crafts room, a computer lab, a weight room and a kitchen.  The park surrounding the center features two basketball courts, a playground and a play field.



East Asheville Center

906 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC, 28805

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

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 are open to the public


Harvest House


205 Kenilworth Road
Asheville, NC  28803
(828) 350-2051

Harvest House is located in the Kenilworth neighborhood of east Asheville and provides activities targeted to senior citizens. 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.


Montford Center

34 Pearson Drive
Asheville, NC  28801

(828) 253-3714

Shana Kriewall, Facility Manager

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.


Murphy-Oakley Center

749 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC  28805
(828) 251-4029

Christine Murawski

Murphy-Oakley Center is located in east Asheville, and is part of the complex housing the Oakley Branch Library and a fire station. This center is the home base for the Outdoor Recreation Programs.   

Oakley Park is adjacent to the center featuring a playground, baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts and a large picnic shelter. 


North Asheville Center

37 East Larchmont Drive
Asheville, NC  28804
(828) 259-5809

Dee Black, Program Manager

The North Asheville Center is a multipurpose center reserved for use by partner and affiliate groups.  Call for a complete list of current groups and activities.

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Senior Opportunity Center

36 Grove Street
Asheville, NC  28801
(828) 350-2062 

Kim Isley, Facility Manager 

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. 

The "Shining Seniors" Program provides a variety of activities and a hot, nutritious lunch Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch is served at 12 noon. Reservation is required for lunch.

*There are restrictions as to who can be served the meal sponsored in part by Council on Aging. Interested persons should contact the center for details. 


Linwood Crump Shiloh Center

121 Shiloh Road
Asheville, NC, 28803
(828) 274-7739

Tameka Crudup, Facility Manager

The Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex, located in south Asheville, offers a variety of activities for all ages.  The center features a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, weight room and classrooms and is surrounded by Shiloh Park with a lighted ball field, basketball courts, tennis court, walking track and a playground.


Stephens-Lee Center

30 George Washington Carver
Asheville, NC  28801

(828) 350-2058

Kim Kennedy, Facility Manager

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.


Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center

285 Livingston Street
Asheville, NC, 28801
(828) 259-5483

Kimberly Zygmant, Facility Manager

Located in central Asheville, the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center is the home to a variety of creative programs for all ages. The center features classrooms and an auditorium with a stage.

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West Asheville Center

970 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC  28806

Lori Long

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.