At the June 8 City Council meeting, City Council voted unanimously to enter into a contract with environmental strategy firm AECOM to update the City’s Sustainability Management Plan into a Municipal Climate Action Plan [MCAP]. The purpose of the Municipal Climate Action Plan is to update the [...]
The 9th annual Carolina Brotherhood ride picks back up after a year off due to COVID and is set to take off from Asheville on June 14 and finish on June 18 covering 650 miles. The six-day ride to include 8 riders from AFD and APD will cover 130 miles on the first day paying [...]
The Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville (HCCA) 2021-2022 Community Give Back Program is currently accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups and non-profit organizations for participation in the following venue programs: Volunteer Concessions Program and Volunteer Venue Clean Up.
Statement from Assistant City Manager Cathy Ball, April 16, 2021: Today was the end of the seven day notice for those who were illegally camping at Aston Park. City staff along with Homeward Bound has been continuously working with these individuals to provide support and shelter options since safety concerns were identified at the camp. It is [...]
Due to technical difficulties, today’s (April 13) City Council budget work session and meeting will not be available on Charter/Spectrum Channel 193. There are several other ways to watch or listen to today’s meeting: Watch the live stream on the City of Asheville YouTube channel. Budget work session at 2:30 p.m. City Council Meeting at 5 [...]
In 2016, the Asheville community approved a $17 million general obligation bond for park projects. The park bond funding has supported major improvements to parks and recreation facilities throughout the city and will fund future land acquisitions for parks. We are excited to share our progress and accomplishments with you!
Costumes are welcomed and encouraged for a fall doubles tennis tournament at Aston Park Tennis Center, 336 Hilliard Ave., Oct. 26-27. The cost for tournament participants is $20/person for one event or $30/person for two events. Spectators are free! Schedule of events – Two Divisions per day, 3.5 and below, 4.0 and above Oct. 26, 9 a.m. – [...]
Asheville Parks and Recreation hosted the 88th Asheville Open Tennis Championships at Aston Park Tennis Center July 10-14 for adults and July 19-21 for juniors. Over eight days of tournament play, 284 players competed in various age divisions as 374 matches were played on the 12 clay courts at Aston Park. Highlights of this year’s tournament [...]
ASHEVILLE – It is with sadness that the WNC Nature Center announces the passing of one of its most senior residents. Artemis, the Barred Owl, has passed away as a result of advanced age. A member of the Center’s Education Ambassador Animal Team for almost 20 years, Art came to the Nature Center in December of [...]
A visual preference survey for Fire Station 13 on Open City Hall Asheville recently closed, with 464 responses from the community. The new fire station is planned for property owned by the City on Broadway Street near Mount Clare Avenue. Survey results showed that: 38% of the participants preferred a transitional or contemporary building [...]
City Manager Debra Campbell is pleased to announce that Richard J. White III has been named Assistant City Manager after a highly competitive national search. White comes to Asheville from Elon, N.C. where he currently serves as Town Manager. He also worked in Athens, Georgia as Assistant Manager for Administrative and Community Services where he had [...]
The City of Asheville sympathize with the frustration the community is feeling due to water loss and the discolored water that has persisted in many areas of the community. The City takes these incidences seriously and we understand that both residents and businesses depend on the City to provide excellent water quality. Based on customer service [...]