Parks and Facilities


The Asheville Parks & Recreation Department oversees many public parks and facilities. Use the Park Finder tool below to locate a park by amenity, or click on an address in the list below to launch a Google Map for any park or facility location.

 


 

 

 

 

Asheville Public Parks Listing and Locations

Public Parks

Regional Parks

Location

Park View

Azalea Park

Azalea Park is located along the Swannanoa River in East Asheville. Amenities include the John B. Lewis Soccer complex which consists of four fields with synthetic turf, playground, picnic shelters, restrooms and parking. Along the eastern edge of the complex, at 395 Azalea Rd., is an off-leash Dog Park which features two separate fenced areas—one for small dogs and one for large dogs.

498 Azalea Road

Asheville, NC 28806

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Carrier Park

Located along the French Broad River, Carrier Park is one of Asheville’s premier parks. Amenities include a velodrome for cycling, volleyball courts, inline hockey rink, basketball court, lawn bowling court, multi-use sports field, large playground, large picnic shelter, greenway access, river overlooks, wetland interpretive trails, restrooms and parking.

220 Amboy Road, Asheville NC 28806

 

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French Broad River Park

The French Broad River Park in West Asheville features a vast area of open green space with old trees, picnic gazebo, restrooms, greenway access, scenic river overlooks, an observation deck, small playground, restrooms and parking. There is also an off-leash Dog Park which features two separate fenced areas—one for small dogs and one for large dogs.

508 Riverview Drive  

Asheville, NC 28806

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Martin Luther King Jr. Park

This park located near downtown pays homage to the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a life-size memorial statue set in a landscaped courtyard. Amenities include a lighted ball field with concessions, playground, picnic shelter, restrooms and parking.

50 Martin Luther
King Jr. Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
martin luther king jr. park playground in asheville nc
Pack Square Park

Pack Square Park provides a wonderful downtown venue for events. Amenities include an outdoor stage with terraced seating, open green space, native trees and shrubs, Splashville (an interactive splash fountain), original artwork, visitor pavilion and restrooms.

80 Court Plaza and 121 College Street Asheville, NC 28801 pack square park in downtown asheville nc
Pritchard Park

Pritchard Park is located in the heart of downtown and features large boulders, walkways, amphitheater-style seating and landscaping. It is a favorite spot for special events and street performers.

67 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 pritchard park in asheville nc
Richmond Hill Park

Asheville’s largest wooded city park features a hilly terrain and views of the French Broad River. Amenities include an 18-hole disc golf course, a series of unpaved trails and parking.

300 Richmond
Hill Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
richmond hill park in asheville nc

 

Asheville Neighborhood Parks Listings and Locations

Neighborhood Parks

Locations

Albemarle Park
The Circle Road
Amboy Riverfront Park
180 Amboy Road
Ann Patton Joyce Park
30 Hawthorne Drive
Aston Park
336 Hilliard Avenue
Charlie Bullman Park
719 New Haw Creek Road
Choctaw Street Park
105 Choctaw Street
E.W. Grove Park
338 Charlotte Street
Falconhurst Park (In Development)
BelleAir Road
Forest Park
Forest Hill Drive
Grace’s Garden
Patton & Lexington Avenue
Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden
Griffing Boulevard
Haw Creek Park
40 Avon Road
Herb Watts Park
64 Erskine Street
Hummingbird Park
97 Starnes Avenue
Jake Rusher Park
132 Peachtree Street
Jean Webb Park
30 Riverside Drive
Kenilworth Park
79 Wyoming Road
Leah Chiles Park
123 Lakewood Drive
Magnolia Park
51 Magnolia Avenue
Malvern Hills Park
75 Rumbough Place
Masters Park (In Development)
101 Maple Drive
Meadow Park
Caledonia Road
Montford Park
345 Montford Avenue
Mountainside Park
55 Hunt Hill Place
Murphy-Oakley Park
715 Fairview Road
Murray Hill Park
123 Bartlett Street
Owens-Bell Park
7 Owens Bell Lane
Ray L. Kisiah Park
70 W Chapel Road
Recreation Park
72 Gashes Creek Road
Riverbend Park
100 Bleachery Boulevard
Roger Farmer Memorial Park
71 Deaverview Road
Seven Springs Park
13 Caledonia Road
Sunset Park
41 Sunset Parkway
Triangle Park
56 South Market Street
Walton Street Park
570 Walton Street
Weaver Park
200 Murdock Avenue
West Asheville Park
11 Vermont Avenue
White Fawn Park (In Development)
166 Reservoir Road
White Pine Park
White Pine Court

 

Other Asheville Facilities Listings and Locations

Specialized Facilities

Location

Asheville Municipal Golf Course
226 Fairview Drive
Aston Park Tennis Center
336 Hilliard Avenue
McCormick Field
30 Buchanan Place
Memorial Stadium
32 Buchanan Place
Riverside Cemetery
53 Birch Street
Skatepark
50 Cherry Street North
WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road
Splasheville
80 Court Plaza
Swimming Pools

 

Asheville Recreation Centers Listings and Locations

Recreation Centers

Location

Burton Street Center
134 Burton Street
East Asheville Center
906 Tunnel Road
Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center
285 Livingston Street
Harvest House Recreation Center
205 Kenilworth Road
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center
121 Shiloh Road
Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center
749 Fairview Road
North Asheville Community Center
37 East Larchmont Road
Senior Opportunity Center
36 Grove Street
Stephens-Lee Recreation Center
30 George Washington Carver Avenue
Tempie Avery Montford Center
34 Pearson Drive
West Asheville Community Center
970 Haywood Road

 

Asheville Parks and Recreation Offices Listing and Location

Asheville Parks and Recreation Offices

Location

Administrative Offices
  City Hall 70 Court Plaza, Floor 4
Asheville, NC 28801
Recreation Park Office

70 Gashes Creek Road
A
sheville, NC 28805

 

 

Related Services

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Enjoy greenways

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Community events

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Parks and Facilities News

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  Spend your holidays with us!  Asheville Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Holiday Camp 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 Ave.     Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23, [...]

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WNC Nature Center to host Winter’s Tail holiday celebration

  Join us for the WNC Nature Center’s annual holiday celebration: A Winter’s Tail!  This merry event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14.   There will be festive crafts, games and of course, animal programs!   Activities will include: Photos with Santa (Noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.) Animal enrichment programs, including a special unveiling [...]

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#OptOutside at the Nature Center on Black Friday

  Avoid the shopping crowds on Black Friday (Nov. 29) and #OptOutside at the WNC Nature Center for fresh air, active learning and amazing animals!   #OptOutside is a campaign created by REI to encourage consumers to opt-out of the madness of Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving and do something, anything, in [...]