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asheville buncombe senior games and silver arts competition banner 2020 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

This program is being rescheduled to a later date.  We’ll post information here as it becomes available.

Click here to download the application and additional information.

Click here to register online.


Summer Camp 2020

It may be chilly outside, but we’re ready for Summer Camp!  You can pick-up a copy of the 2020 summer camp guide at any of our Community Centers, City Hall or you can download it here!  It’s packed with all kinds of summer camps, from playground to outdoor, from music to aerospace, from tennis to Wild Weeks.  Click here to register!






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The Winter/Spring 2020 Program Guide is Available


Our new guide contains information about all the programs we offer January through May including adult fitness programs, outdoor adventures, youth and adult athletic programming and much more.  Find out what’s happening at the WNC Nature Center or Aston Park Tennis Center!


Pick up a copy at any of our Centers, City Hall, the Visitors’ Center or download it here!




Spring Break Camp!
April 6-13

Come spend your spring break with us at Spring Break Camp!  Our annual Spring Break Camp is for youth and teens in grades kindergarten through middle school. Camps are located at the Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Drive, and Stephens-Lee Community Center. 30 George Washington Carver Avenue. Campers will enjoy games, crafts, organized play and all kinds of holiday fun.  Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is only $50 per camper and City of Asheville residents receive a $10 discount.  Click here to register.


Contact Information

Asheville Parks & Recreation


Updated 2/13/2020

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