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Holiday Events in Asheville
Discover the spirit of the season with parties, games, and special events that highlight the festive flavor and compassionate spirit of our community.

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Work Out for Less or Even Free
Use APR fitness centers with an annual membership. Just $50 if you live inside Asheville city limits, they’re free for high school students (grades 9-12) and adults ages 60 and over.


Your mobile source that connects you to everything Asheville Parks and Recreation has to offer. Shelters, programs, events, WNC Nature Center, Aston Park Tennis Center, pools, parks, and much more can be found in the palm of your hand.

Currently available on iPhone.

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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.


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

Stay home for the holidays with Asheville Parks & Recreation seasonal celebrations and festive fun

In Asheville, home for the holidays is the best place to be! Explore Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) community events that connect neighbors and encourage locals to discover the spirit of the season starting November 9. These are just highlights with additional events throughout the city through the end of the year. Browse the [...]