Recreation Board

The Recreation Board advises City Council on various matters pertaining to the operation of park facilities and recreation programs within the City of Asheville, to make policy recommendations to the City Council, and to carry out duties as may be assigned to them by the City Council.


Regular Scheduled Meetings


The board meets bimonthly on the second Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room of City Hall or at one of the department’s recreation facilities in January, March, May, July, September and November.




For current openings and application visit the Boards and Commissions page.


Meetings Agendas and Documents

Agenda Documents
2020/03/09 3/9/2020 Agenda 3/9/2020 Documents
2020/02/10 2/10/2020 Agenda (Work Session) 2/10/2020 Documents
2020/01/13 1/13/2020 Agenda 1/13/2020 Documents
2019/11/11 11/11/2019 Agenda 11/11/2019 Documents
2019/10/13 10/13/2019 Agenda (Special Called Meeting) 10/13/2019 Documents (Special Called Meeting)
2019/10/13 10/13/2019 Agenda (Retreat) 10/13/2019 Documents (Retreat)
2019/09/09 9/9/2019 Agenda 9/9/2019 Documents
2019/07/08 7/8/2019 Agenda 7/8/2019 Documents
2019/05/13 5/13/2019 Agenda 5/13/2019 Documents
2019/03/11 3/11/2019 Agenda 3/11/2019 Documents
2019/01/14 1/14/2019 Agenda 1/14/2019 Documents
2018/11/12 11/12/2018 Agendas 11/12/2018 Documents
2018/08/18 8/18/2018 Agendas (Retreat) 8/18/2018 Documents (Retreat)
2018/09/10 9/10/2018 Agendas 9/10/2018 Documents
2018/09/09 9/9/2018 Agendas (Retreat) 9/9/2018 Documents (Retreat)


Review and Resource Documents


Recreation Board Member Roster 2019-2020

Recreation Board Bylaws

Recreation Board Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Recreation Board 2019 Annual Report


Contact Information


Debbie Ivester, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department

or contact the Recreation Board.


Updated 2/13/20


Related Services

Register for programming

Register for parks & recreation programming such as camps and activities for children, teens, and adults.

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Enjoy greenways

Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment.

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Community events

Find upcoming camps, events, and programs and reserve a spot when space is limited.

Recreation Board News

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Asheville Parks & Recreation receives $80,000 grant for community nutrition hub

  The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that Asheville Parks & Recreation has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for the development of a community nutrition hub at the Stephens-Lee Community Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.  This grant will help improve our community’s access to healthy [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation announces new virtual summer programs

    Don’t miss out on summer fun!  Even if traditional summer programs aren’t an option, you can still enjoy lots of great activities by going virtual.   Try Asheville Parks & Recreation’s new Virtual Summer Camp!  With plenty of activities designed specially for rising first-graders through rising ninth-graders, youth can join their friends online and have a great [...]

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City of Asheville announces Fourth of July holiday schedule

    In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, which is on a Saturday this year, City of Asheville offices will be closed July 3. ART bus service will operate on a reduced holiday schedule July 4. The Fourth of July holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers bus service. For [...]