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Looking for some fun activities this summer? We have plenty to chose from!

Movies in the Park, Anime Club, BINGO, Horseshoes and more!

Find it in our Summer Program Guide.



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Skate Nights at Carrier Park

FREE | Fridays | 6-11PM
June 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26

Bring your own skates and roll bounce with us to your favorite soundtrack.

Questions? Call 828-274-7739.

Kid Playing Jenga with Rec n Roll

Or Rec n Roll van is on the move this summer!
Can you spot it?
Find out more on our calendar and see when we are at a park near you.



Children playing at Splashville in the summer.Splasheville

Splasheville opens daily at 10:00 a.m. It may be closed during special events and festivals taking place in Pack Square Park.

The interactive splash pad in Pack Square Park has been completely renovated to replace plumbing, wiring, control systems, surface tiles, and the supporting gridwork. While these upgrades will decrease downtime for preventative maintenance, they also cement Splasheville’s place as a downtown showpiece. In fact, Asheville’s only public splash pad is the most technologically advanced in North Carolina with lights, water programming, and more high-quality improvements that offer community members a chance to cool off in the heart of downtown.


Bring your chairs or a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Jungle Cruise – July 8
Honey I Shrunk the Kids – August 12
Movies start at dusk in Pack Square Park with activities in the Rec n Roll Play Zone beginning at 7 p.m.

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Currently available on iPhone, Android app coming soon

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Aston Park Tennis Center

Purchase your season pass today   |   Online court reservations

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday -Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


FEMA Public Notice

View complete notice as a PDF.

The City of Asheville has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient for repairs at Carrier Park on 220 Amboy Road. Proposed work will replace a damaged rotary brush as well as remove silt and vegetative debris from the lawn bowling and sand volleyball court. The silt collected from the recreational courts was used to fill low-lying areas scoured by flooding and reseeded once level. Carrier Park promotes open space usage within the surrounding community which retains the natural and beneficial values served by the floodplain. As such, no adverse impacts to the floodplain should occur. 

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to:

FEMA Internal 11988 Reviewer
FEMA Region 4
3005 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30341

Alternatively, comments may be emailed to: FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please send comments with the subject line [DR-4617-NC-00117 11988 COMMENT]. All comments are due by no later than July 9, 2022.

Posted on June 9, 2022


Established in 1954, Asheville Parks & Recreation manages a unique collection of more than 55 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 8 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.


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.

Pools & Splasheville

Hours and information about pools and Splashville, Asheville's interactive splash play fountain.

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

Malvern Hills Pool

During its annual inspection, Malvern Hills Pools’ current drain system was found out of compliance with updated federal standards to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB) and is unable to obtain an operating permit for the swim season until modifications can be made.

Walton Street Pool Historic Designation

In 2018, the City of Asheville began researching and documenting historic resources specifically related to African American heritage in Asheville. During the first phase of architectural survey, it was determined that the Walton Street Pool is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The City has received an application from the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County to designate the pool as a Local Historic Landmark, which is currently under review by the Historic Resources Commission.

Weaver Park

The project will include rebuilding the tennis courts, resurfacing the basketball court, replacing the park bridge, improving the parking lots, landscaping, and installing new park lighting.

Parks and Recreation News

Malvern Thrills brings free water fun days to Malvern Hills Park this summer

Following the news that Malvern Hills Pool will not open following safety concerns with its drainage and suction system, Asheville Parks & Recreation has planned a series of free water-based programming to take place throughout the summer titled Malvern Thrills. The department’s Rec n Roll mobile recreation van will roll [...]

Recreation Park Pool reopens, Malvern Hills Pool to remain closed this year

Asheville Parks & Recreation has important information to share regarding the community’s two public swimming pools. Recreation Park Pool (65 Gashes Creek Rd.) reopened on Friday, June 17 after closing for a week following the discovery of broken glass in the water. Malvern Hills Pool (75 Rumbough Pl.) will not open this [...]

Wellness Wednesday – Spend 100 Hours Outside this summer, win prizes

When Ginny and Josh Yurich wanted to balance their kids’ screen time with more time spent outdoors, they found their greatest memories as a family and most successful parenting moments came from time spent outside. To spread thoughts, pictures, and words of encouragement, Ginny created 1000 Hours Outside. The organization encourages families [...]