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.

Related Services

Register for programming

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

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

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for 2020

  From the U.S. Census: The U.S. Census Bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers by completing a single [...]

Hot August Night 5K file photo
Register now for Hot August Night 5K

  Asheville Park & Recreation’s annual Hot August Night 5K race will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Beginning and ending at the Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Drive, the 3.1 mile course winds through the beautiful historic Montford neighborhood.   Register online at www.active.com or in person at the recreation center.  Early registration [...]

Wood Avenue street scene
City Council invests in our community through capital improvement and bond project funding approval

Bond and capital projects approved by City Council July 23 reflect an array investments the City is making to provide for  a more pedestrian-safe community. They also incorporate a parks bond project, one of many park projects under way as part of the bond program that enrich our quality of life.   Under the consent agenda, Council [...]