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


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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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City of Asheville parks close as part of Stay Home, Stay Safe declaration

    In compliance with the Stay Home, Stay Safe declaration issued by Buncombe County on March 25, effective immediately all City of Asheville parks, including dog parks, playgrounds, and outdoor courts, are closed until further notice.  Failure to comply with the Buncombe County Stay Home/Stay Safe declaration is punishable as a Class [...]

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Postponed: Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

  Update: This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2020 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition, in partnership with the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.   Winners in each event qualify for the North Carolina State Games and winners at the state level qualify [...]

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Spend spring break with Asheville Parks & Recreation

  Registration is open now for Asheville Parks & Recreation spring break camps. Here is a look at the variety of selection.   Spring Break Basketball Camp April 6-10 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Location: Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Fee: $25, and it includes a T-shirt. This basketball camp is designed for girls and boys age 12 to 16 to sharpen fundamental, [...]