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.


The Recreation Board’s 2018-2019 Strategic Plan calls for the formation of subcommittees to address identified team goals.

  • Goal Team One – engage in communities through listening and sharing information about Parks and Recreation
  • Goal Team Two – create board development strategy
  • Goal Team Three – support Parks and Recreation multi-platform communication efforts
  • Goal Team Four – support Parks and Recreation multi-channel, inclusive public engagement process to gather input on preferences for the role Parks and Recreation plays within the community.


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.


Notice: The Recreation Board will hold its annual retreat on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC  28801.

Notice: The Recreation Board will hold a special meeting immediately following the Board Retreat on Sunday, October 13,2019.  The meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC  28801.




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


Meetings Agendas and Documents

Agenda 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

Recreation Board Bylaws

Recreation Board Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Recreation Board 2018 Annual Report


Contact Information


Debbie Ivester, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department

or contact the Recreation Board.


Updated 10/22/2019



Related Services

Register for programming

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

Request public records

Visit this web portal to search and discover any public records previously or commonly requested as well as make a request for any new public records.        

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Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.

Enjoy greenways

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

Community events

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

Recreation Board News

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