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, 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.


 

2021 ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE SENIOR GAMES
Registration:  Open now through April 19
Games:  April 19 through May 19

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.

The games feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events. All in-person competitions will be held outdoors with enhanced health and safety protocols. All participants qualify for the North Carolina State Games.

The juried Silver Arts competition includes media from visual and performing arts categories and will be held in an entirely virtual format.

Registration is FREE!  Two ways to register – click here to register online or click here to print a paper application to mail in.

 



ASTON PARK TENNIS CENTER
IS OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON

HOURS
Monday – Thursday    10 a.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday           10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

 

Precautions are in place to be sure that everyone can enjoy the center safely, so bring your mask and your racquet and come back to Aston Park!  Please note the Pro Shop, the balcony and bleachers will remain closed at this time.  Showers and water fountains are currently not available.

RATES

Non-City of Asheville Residents
Hourly
Individual:  $9/hour
Individual – Senior:  $8/hour
Season Pass
Individual:  $499
Individual – Senior:  $399
Family:  $799
Family – Senior:  $599

City of Asheville Residents
Hourly
Individual:  $7/hour
Individual – Senior:  $6/hour
Season Pass
Individual:  $399
Individual – Senior:  $299
Family:  $599
Family – Senior:  $499

Click here to purchase your season pass today!  

Click here for online court reservations.

 


REC n ROLL IS BACK!

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!

 

 


 

 

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