What we do

Open spaces, parks, recreation and cultural arts provide opportunities for living, learning and leading a full and productive life. Parks and recreation benefit individuals and neighborhoods while having a positive impact on economic growth and environmental preservation. The Asheville Parks & Recreation Department maintains 54 public parks, 6 miles of greenways, 11 community centers, numerous programs for youth, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, a comprehensive athletics program, and many facilities that provide resources for a range of activities.

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Register for programming

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

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Athletics

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.

Parks and Recreation News

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French Broad River Dog Park re-opens!

    Calling all dogs and their owners! The French Broad River Dog Park just received repairs and improvements including 5 tractor and trailer loads of new mulch and 100 tons of screenings. Crews in Asset Management with Asheville Parks & Recreation worked diligently to prep, repair and complete improvements to the dog park.   The French Broad River Dog Park, 508 [...]

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Aston Park tennis court to be named for Lewis Isaac

  A fixture on the Asheville tennis scene and former City employee will be recognized for his dedication to both.   At their Sept. 10 meeting, Asheville City Council voted to name Court 1 at Aston Park Tennis Center, 336 Hilliard Ave., in memory of the late Lewis Isaac.   Isaac was a longtime City of Asheville employee. Following his [...]

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City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, including the Sanitation Office, trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Sept. 2. However, there will be no brush collection.  Anyone with a collection issue should call the Customer Service line [...]