Parks


The Asheville Parks and Recreation Department oversees the programming, maintenance, safety, and usage of 74 parks and facilities covering 860 acres of land within the city of Asheville. Our staff strive to provide a variety of appealing programs and activities for our residents and visitors.

Use our interactive 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.


 

Park Finder

 

Community Parks

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Azalea Park – 498 Azalea Road

Azalea Park has access to 2 picnic shelters, restrooms, parking, and the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex which consists of four fields with synthetic turf.

A fishing pond as well as an off-leash dog park which features two separate fenced areas—one for small dogs and one for large dogs are located at 395 Azalea Rd.

 

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Carrier Park – 220 Amboy Road

Carrier Park is one of Asheville’s premier parks with access to a velodrome for cycling, sand 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.

 

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French Broad River Park – 508 Riverview Drive

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.

 

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Park – 50 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

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.

 

 

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Pack Square Park – 70 Court Plaza and 121 College Street

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, Splasheville (an interactive splash fountain), original artwork, visitor pavilion and restrooms.

 

 

 

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Pritchard Park – 67 Patton Avenue

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.

 

 

 

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Richmond Hill Park – 300 Richmond Hill Drive

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, picnic shelter and parking.

 

 

 

Courts, Fields and Pools

 

Golfing at Asheville Municipal Golf Course

Asheville Municipal Golf Course – 226 Fairview Drive

The Asheville Municipal Golf Course, known to locals as Muni, is an 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross in the 1920’s.  It is one of the oldest courses in Western North Carolina and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

people playing on the courts at aston park tennis center

Aston Park Tennis Center – 336 Hilliard Avenue

The Aston Park Tennis Center  is one of the finest public clay tennis court facilities in the US.  The complex is open from April through November and offers 12 lighted courts for play.

Purchase your season pass today!     |     Online court reservations.

Hours:    Monday – Thursday    10 a.m. till 7:30 p.m.     |     Friday – Sunday           10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Rates:
Non-City of Asheville Residents
Individual:  $9/hour  |  Individual – Senior:  $8/hour
Season Pass
Individual:  $499  |  Individual – Senior:  $399
Family:  $799  |  Family – Senior:  $599
City of Asheville Residents
Individual:  $7/hour  |  Individual – Senior:  $6/hour
Season Pass
Individual:  $399  |  Individual – Senior:  $299
Family:  $599  |  Family – Senior:  $499

 

McCormick field on a sunny dayMcCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Place

 

 

 

 

Memorial Stadium Entrance

Memorial Stadium – 32 Buchanan Place

Memorial Stadium is a city-owned 100 year old multi-sport facility just outside of Downtown Asheville and serves as a regional athletic and special events facility.

 

 

Riverside Cemetery EntranceRiverside Cemetery – 53 Birch Street

 

 

 

 

A young man skateboarding at the skate park

Skatepark – 50 Cherry Street North

Originally named the Food Lion Skatepark, this was the first skatepark in the Asheville area. Designed by Team Pain, it is a unique 17,000 square feet facility that has three distinct areas, the beginner bowl, an intermediate street course and an advanced vertical bowl.

 

 

Kids petting goats at the WNC Nature CenterWNC Nature Center – 75 Gashes Creek Road

With over 60 species of animals, the Western North Carolina Nature Center allows guest to experience animals and plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. The enter has picnic areas, snack machines, a gift shop and daily educational programs.

 

 

Children playing at Splashville in the summer.

Splasheville – 80 Court Plaza

The City of Asheville’s interactive splash play fountain in downtown’s Pack Square Park delights children with its synchronized water jets with multi-color lighting patterns. You never know where it’s going to splash next! The fountain usually operates from 10 am to 8:30 pm seven days a week from April through September.

 

 

Cannon Balls into the poolSwimming Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Parks

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Asheville Parks and Recreation Offices

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

Recreation Park Office, 70 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805

 

 

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