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Notice: Parks Department Operations Update on June 29, 2020

Parks & Greenways:

All City of Asheville parks are open, including dog parks, outdoor courts, fields, boat accesses, and the Azalea fishing pond.  Playgrounds and all buildings located in parks, including restrooms remain closed.  Picnic shelter reservations are currently not available.

Group gatherings are limited to 25 people outdoors and everyone should be sure to follow guidelines regarding physical distancing.  Effective 6/26/20, face coverings are required in public spaces for ages 12 and older.


While Asheville Parks & Recreation’s traditional summer programs and camps will not be offered this season, a variety of alternative programs are being developed.  We’re rolling out our innovative mobile recreation program called Rec N Roll, a virtual summer camp, and other new programs!  Scheduling and more information to come soon! 

Community and Recreation Centers:

Community centers and recreation centers remain closed until further notice.

WNC Nature Center:

The WNC Nature Center remains closed until further notice.

Aston Park Tennis Center:

A limited number of courts are open at Aston Park Tennis Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The clubhouse, including restrooms and the pro shop, will remain closed and staff will not be onsite.

Asheville Municipal Golf Course:

The Asheville Municipal Golf Course is open with additional measures in place to comply with State and County physical distancing requirements.

Riverside Cemetery:

Riverside Cemetery is open, with funeral services and visitations limited to 50 people.

Pools & Splasheville:

All three pools located at Recreation Park, Malvern Hills Park and Walton Street Park and Splasheville in Pack Square Park will remain closed this season.


Click here for a copy of the latest press release regarding summer programs.


We will continue to evaluate park operations as conditions change and will post updates here and on the Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA


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.



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