The Parks and Recreation Department is investing in our community to provide additional opportunities for living, learning and leading a full and productive life. Parks and recreation benefit individuals and neighborhoods and has a positive impact on economic growth and environmental preservation.

In keeping with the department’s equity program, these projects are organized below by park district and census tract to ensure accurate investment tracking throughout all parts of our city, especially in those areas that have historically been underserved.

Click here for more information about the Parks & Recreation Department’s Equity Program and Racial Equity Action Plan.


Park District: Central
Census Tract: 1
Asheville SkatePark

Park District: West Central
Census Tract: 2/3
Tempie Avery Montford Center Complex Improvements

Park District: North
Census Tract: 4/5
North Asheville Park Improvements

Park District: East Central
Census Tract: 7/8
Memorial Stadium and Nearby Park Improvements – Bond Project

Park District: South Central
Census Tract: 9
Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center Phase 2 – Bond Project
Walton Street Park

Park District: West
Census Tract: 14
Richmond Hill Park – Bond Project

Park District: East
Census Tract: 18/19
Azalea Park Pond
Municipal “Muni” Golf Course

Park District: South East
Census Tract: 20/21.02
Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex Improvements

Park District: South
Census Tract: 22.01/22.02
Jake Rusher Park – Bond Project

Park District: All
Census Tract: All
Parks Tree Initiative

Outdoor Court Renovations – Bond Project
Playground Renovations – Bond Project





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Register for programming

Register for parks & recreation programming such as camps and activities for children, teens, and adults.

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Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.

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Enjoy greenways

Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment.

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Community events

Find upcoming camps, events, and programs and reserve a spot when space is limited.

Projects News

Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition
Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

    Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.   The games will be held April 19 through May 19 and feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events.  All in-person competitions will be [...]

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Asheville Parks picnic shelter reservations reopen April 1

    Asheville Parks & Recreation is happy to announce that picnic shelter reservations will resume on April 1.  Rates begin at $40 per day and are available at 11 parks throughout the city.  All shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless reserved.  To reserve a shelter online, visit   Under Gov. Roy [...]