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!





Related Services

Register for programming

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


Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.

Enjoy greenways

Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment.

Facility Search

Find parks and facilities near you. Search by location or amenity, or view a list of centers and parks.

Community events

Find upcoming camps, events, and programs and reserve a spot when space is limited.

Related Projects

Parks and Recreation News

Asheville Parks & Recreation warms up December with celebrations for kids, families, and seniors during Holly Jolly Holidays

  The magic of the holidays comes to the mountains this month and Asheville Parks & Recreation has plenty of fun, festive celebrations to make the season merry and bright for the young and young-at-heart during Holly Jolly Holidays from December 3-15. In addition to these warm and cozy indoor events, City parks offer [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation announces Holiday Camp for local youth

    Spend your holidays with us!  Asheville Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Holiday Camp for youth and teens in grades kindergarten through middle school. Camps are located at the Tempie Avery Montford Center (youth and middle school), 34 Pearson Drive, and Stephens-Lee Community Center (middle school), 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.     Camp hours are 8:30 [...]