Community Centers

Asheville Parks & Recreation oversees the programming, maintenance, safety, and usage of ten community centers throughout the city of Asheville. Community centers follow the same closing schedule as other City of Asheville offices.

Looking for an affordable indoor location for your next birthday party, reunion, retreat, or celebration? Reserve space in a community center online or by calling the center directly.

Burton Street Recreation CenterBurton Street Community Center

134 Burton Street, 828-254-1942

Built as a school in 1928, the original building consisted of classrooms, an auditorium, a lunchroom, a library, and a principal’s office. The school was closed as part of Asheville City Schools’ desegregation plan in 1965 and converted to a public community center. More>


Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Recreation CenterDr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center

285 Livingston Street, 828-259-5483

Grant Southside Center includes an auditorium, classrooms, a multi-purpose gym, meeting rooms, outdoor basketball court, rain garden, and neighborhood swimming pool. More>


Senior Opportunity CenterGrove Street Community Center

36 Grove Street, 828-350-2062

After nearly 50 years of being known as Senior Opportunity Center, the community center in downtown Asheville has been renamed Grove Street Community Center. While the community center retains a focus on older adults, the new name is reflective of its expanded programming for all ages. More>


Harvest House Recreation CenterHarvest House Community Center

205 Kenilworth Road, 828-350-2051

Harvest House Community Center specializes in programs for active older adults with a large selection of activities, classes, and events. More>


Linwood Crump Shiloh recreation centerLinwood Crump Shiloh Community Center

121 Shiloh Road, 828-274-7739

In 1927, a six-room school was built in the Shiloh community and graduated its last class in 1969 following integration of city schools. As a community center, the building continues to act as the heart of the neighborhood. More>


Murphy-Oakley Community CenterMurphy-Oakley Community Center

749 Fairview Road, 828-232-4529

Murphy-Oakley Community Center is the home of APR’s Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Afterschool program. The center may also be reserved for special events and sits adjacent to Murphy-Oakley Park. More>


Stephens-Lee Recreation CenterStephens-Lee Community Center

30 George Washington Carver Avenue, 828-350-2058

Known as the Castle on the Hill, Stephens-Lee High School opened in 1923 and was for many decades western North Carolina’s only secondary school for Black students. The gymnasium was converted to a community center in the 1970s. More>


Tempie Avery Montford Center entrance after constructionTempie Avery Montford Community Center

34 Pearson Drive, 828-253-3714

Tempie Avery Montford Community Center is the centerpiece of a 17-acre recreation complex located in the historic Montford neighborhood. More>