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.

Adult Fall Softball FlyerFall Adult Softball League

Registration: July 19 – 30, at avlrec.com
Men’s, CoEd and Recreational Leagues

Free Agent Opportunities Available!

Questions, contact Mikkel at 828-707-2376 or mpatterson@ashevillenc.gov

Youth Baseball FlyerWNC Youth Fall Baseball
$75 per player
Registration: June 24 – July 27 at avlrec.com
Ages: Coach Pitch 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, Jr League & Sr League
Practices begin August 16th
Games begin September 7th 
For more information contact Maria Young myoung2@ashevillenc.gov  or 828-251-4026

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

3v3 Basketball Flyer3v3 Youth Basketball Tournament – July 10th & July 11th
Ages: 10-12 & 13-14
$10 Per Team (5 Players Max/Double Elimination) Limited Spots Available.
Registration: June 4th – July 2nd at avlrec.com
Location: Shiloh Sports Complex (Outdoor Courts)
1st Place teams in each division receives a $150 sponsored prize by GrindAVL Coffee Shop!
For more information contact Maria Young at myoung2@ashevillenc.gov or 828-251-4026


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

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 [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation announces ribbon cutting for Jake Rusher Park

    Asheville Parks & Recreation is pleased to welcome the community to the newly renovated Jake Rusher Park!   A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. July 24 followed by fun, games and activities in the park until noon.    Extensive community input informed the improvements to the park. The upgrades include new parking, [...]