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.

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’21-’22 Adult Basketball League!
Registration from October 18 – November 1 at avlrec.com 
Cost: $600 per team, $25 additional per player that is a non-city of Asheville resident.
Four division’ to choose from (Upper, Middle, Lower, and our Rec League).
Captains Meeting: November 20th
Games Begin: November 29th.
All captains and team reps will need to sign their team up first, then all players will register with their team online at avlrec.com

Facemasks will be required for all participants, staff, spectators, & referees (This includes while you are playing)
Questions: Contact Maria Young at myoung2@ashevillenc.gov or 828-251-4026

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!




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

Check out Asheville Parks & Recreation Festival of Frights!

A weeklong celebration of all things spooky! From haunted ‘castles’ to drive through trick or treating, Asheville Parks & Recreation has an event for all ages. Check them out – but don’t get scared!   Virtual Costume Contest It’s time for that spooky season, and the WNC Nature Center is celebrating with a virtual costume contest! Entering is easy – [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation adds space to park system, announces exploration of a partnership with Carolina Day School

During these extraordinary times, more and more Asheville-area residents are spending time in the great outdoors, often in public parks and recreational facilities. Today, the City of Asheville and Carolina Day School (CDS) announce two exciting initiatives that will positively impact the Asheville community: the purchase of land by the City of Asheville for a [...]