Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start. Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]
Buncombe County is excited to announce the launch of a new website to help qualified homeowners streamline the process of submitting an inquiry to the Homeowner Grant Program. As of Friday, Aug. 6, qualified Buncombe County homeowners will have an opportunity to receive financial assistance for housing-related costs. The Homeowner Grant Program is now accepting inquiries for support at buncombecounty.org/homeownergrant or by calling (828) 250-5500.
Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that Splasheville, Asheville’s interactive splashpad located in Pack Square Park, has reopened to the public! Splasheville has been undergoing a complete rebuild since spring. In addition to replacing the fountain’s infrastructure, including new plumbing, wiring, grating, and tiles, the system has been upgraded with new spray patterns and [...]
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 [...]