Jake Rusher Park Bond Project

Happening Now

The park concept plan presented below will be posted for bid in Fall, 2019 with the current approved budget.  The design consultant firm is ADC Engineering.

A second round of community meetings regarding improvements and additions to Jake Rusher Park were held in May, 2018 at Jake Rusher Park and the Skyland Library.  At these meetings, a park concept plan was presented and attendees had the opportunity to provide feedback.  This input will help guide the final design and determine elements contained in this first phase of improvements, currently budgeted at $1 million.  For those unable to attend, there was an opportunity to provide input online at Open City Hall.


Asheville voters made their choice clear when approving a bond referendum in November, 2016 to make improvements to the City’s parks and recreation facilities   Upgrades and improvements to Jake Rusher Park are included in this funding.

A series of community meetings was held in 2017 to get input on 3 different design concepts for Jake Rusher Park.  The information gathered at those meetings was used to develop a plan that was presented in additional community meetings held in May, 2018.  Additional input from those meetings and from input gained online was used to develop the final concept plan.



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Supporting Documents

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Bond Referendum Overview

Spring, 2017 Community Meetings
Concept A
Concept B
Concept C

Spring 2018 Community Meetings

Concept – August 2019

Contact Information

Dee Black, Program & Operations Manager