What we do

Open spaces, parks and recreation 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, 10 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.

Parks and Rec Program Guide Cover Image2021 Fall Program Guide!

Would you like to join a running club? Or maybe start playing pick-up basketball? Or just join a Zumba class?

Find it all right here! In our Program Guide Fall 2021!



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Are you a Pickleballer?
Ever wonder where and when you can play?
Just check out this Pickleball Schedule to see where you can play for Free!!



Umpires Needed Flyer ImageUmpires Wanted!

We are looking for umpires for our 6U-12U Fall Baseball League!

If you have good eyes, and love baseball, WE WANT YOU!

Games are Monday – Thursday starting at 5:30pm
Season runs from September 7 – October 22

Questions? Contact Maria Young at 828-251-4026 or myoung2@ashevillenc.gov for more info.

Youth Basketball Training ImageFREE Youth Basketball Training!
August 24 – September 30
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6-7:30pm
Ages 10 & up
Shiloh Community Center
Registration: August 6 – 30 at avlrec.com
(Limited spots available)
Questions? Contact Maria Young at myoung2@ashevillnc.gov or 828-367-8684.



Rec n Roll is back on the road and coming to a neighborhood near you!  Click here to see the complete schedule.  We can’t wait to see you!





Related Services

Register for programming

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

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Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.

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Enjoy greenways

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

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Community events

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

Parks and Recreation News

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Asheville Parks & Recreation Fall Program Guide available

  Asheville Parks & Recreation announces that the Fall 2021 Program Guide is now available! The guide contains information on all the great programs the department offers between September 1 and December 31.     Programs include outdoor skills workshops, holiday events, exercise classes, card playing groups, field trips and much more.  There’s something for everyone from toddlers to [...]

Splasheville is open!

Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that Splasheville, Asheville’s interactive splashpad located in Pack Square Park, has reopened to the public! Splasheville has been undergoing a complete rebuild since spring.  In addition to replacing the fountain’s infrastructure, including new plumbing, wiring, grating, and tiles, the system has been upgraded with new spray patterns and [...]