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Information about adult sports leagues and youth athletics programs offered by Asheville Parks & Recreation.

Enjoy Greenways

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

Pools & Splasheville

Hours and information about Asheville's public pools and Splasheville, the free interactive splash pad play fountain in Pack Square Park.

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Related Projects

Richmond Hill Park Trail Network Expansion

Beginning fall 2023, APR crews and community volunteers plan to increase hiking, walking, and biking options in Richmond Hill Park to include a 1.5-mile spur trail branching off of the existing Purple Trail.

Picnic shelter in Roger Farmer Park in Asheville, North Carolina

Roger Farmer Park

In order to expand recreation opportunities in West Asheville, improvements at Roger Farmer Park include court resurfacing and field conversion.

Asheville Parks & Recreation News

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APR Innovators – Christine Elyseev

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

Celebrate Asheville Parks & Recreation Month in July

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer has officially proclaimed July as Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) Month, highlighting the importance of parks and recreation programs to our community. Following the announcement, APR Director D. Tyrell McGirt recognized the department’s dedicated parks and recreation professionals, including the crucial Asset Management team that keeps our parks [...]