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Stay Active in April

We’ve got 30 days of programs and events to help the community explore, connect, discover in April.

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Share Feedback to Guide Recreation Priorities

Asheville Parks & Recreation reports on the current state of recreation programs and parks in the city and shares information from the community needs assessment phase of building Recreate Asheville: Shaping Our City’s Parks, a road map for parks and recreation programs that serve all Ashevillians. Learn how this is driving plan ideas and recommendations and share your feedback via an online survey.

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Truck City AVL Rolls into Town on April 13

Kids and adults can sit in, explore, touch, and ask questions about their favorite trucks and cars – from rescue vehicles and public works equipment to utility tractors and construction machines and more!

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FY23 - APR Annual Report

Read the Impact Report

Did You Know? From July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023, APR hosted 585 Activities, Events and Experiences for the community through a variety of programs, services, parks, and specialized facilities. Find out all the FY 23 details in the APR Explorer!

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With its oldest parks dating to the 1890s, Asheville Parks & Recreation manages a unique collection of more than 75 public parks, playgrounds, and open spaces throughout the city in a system that also includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, Riverside Cemetery, sports fields and courts, and community centers that offer a variety of wellness-, education-, and culture-related programs for Ashevillians of all ages. With 10 miles of paved greenways and numerous natural surface trails, its complete portfolio acts as the foundation of a vibrant hub for the people of Asheville to connect with their neighbors and explore the natural beauty of a livable and walkable city.

Driven by the promise that Asheville is a better and safer place when everyone from infants to retirees has the opportunity to be supported, healthy, and successful, Asheville Parks & Recreation was the first nationally-accredited municipal recreation department in the United States.


 

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

Athletics

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.

Facility Search

Find Asheville parks, community centers, and pools near you. Search by location, filter by amenity, or view a list.

Community Events

Find upcoming special events, activities, programs, and camps in Asheville.

Related Projects

Carrier Park Playground

Neighborhoods: East West Asheville, Pisgah View Happening Now Carrier Park’s playground is often cited as one of the best in town, but its age requires frequent repairs to maintain its safety. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) is in the early stages of replacing the current play equipment as part of an exciting community investment project in [...]

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: Tameka Crudup

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 [...]