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
2020/02/10 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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Recreation Board News

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ART bus service to resume at 8 a.m., City government offices to open at 10 a.m.

  Asheville City government offices and facilities will open on a delayed schedule, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, due to the potential for black ice on our roads.  ART bus service will resume at 8 a.m. Friday. Asheville Parks & Recreation Fun Day Out programs will open at 10 a.m. Friday at Stephens Lee, Vance and Montford [...]

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Jake Rusher Park Improvements to begin this spring

  South Asheville residents can look forward to improvements at Jake Rusher Park this year as the Jake Rusher Park bond project moves into the construction phase. At their Feb. 11 meeting, the Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to move forward with a $975,274 construction contract with Carolina Specialties Construction, a Hendersonville-based company. Located at 160 [...]

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Celebrate Black History Month with Asheville Parks and Recreation movies, discussions and dinners

  In recognition of Black History Month this February, Asheville Parks and Recreation is producing a number of programs at community centers across the city.  All events are free and open to the public.   Feb. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.: Community Movie Night screening of “Selma” Location:  Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St. Contact: 828-259-5483 or [...]