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Sixth Annual Doggie Dip


September 8, 2019 at Recreation Park Pooldog swimming at asheville's annual doggie dip

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for Dogs 35 pounds or under.

From 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Dogs 36 pounds and up.

Early Registration for Pooch and Parent is $5.00 or pay at the day of event is $10.00.

Spectators charge is $1.00.

Required current vaccinations and spay and neuter.

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Afterschool Programs


We offer afterschool for youth and teens in locations conveniently located across the City.  Programming includes age-appropriate activities, including homework help, organized games, free play, crafts, and more.  Our teen programs also include the chance to participate in community service projects to build responsibility and maturity.  Costs are reasonable and discounts are available for families participating in the school systems free/reduced meal program.  Register now for the afterschool program nearest you!


Burton Street Center – 134 Burton Street
Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center – 285 Livingston Street
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center – 121 Shiloh Road
Stephens-Lee Center – 30 George Washington Carver
Tempie Avery Montford Center – 34 Pearson Drive
Vance Elementary School – 98 Sulphur Springs Road


The Fall 2019 Program Guide is Available


Our new guide contains information about all the programs we offer September through December 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!




Aston Park Tennis Center


Are you ready for tennis season?  Get your racquet out of the closet and come on over to Aston Park Tennis Center.  Purchase a season pass or pay by the hour.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  For more information about the Tennis Center, click here.


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