Jake Rusher Park Bond Project


Happening Now

The park concept plan presented below will be posted for bid in winter 2019/2020 with the current approved budget.  The design consultant firm is ADC Engineering.

in December, 2019 Duke Power began work on the site in preparation for new lighting which includes removing the existing street lights from the playground area.


Background

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.

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.


Timeline

 

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Supporting Documents

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Bond Referendum Overview

Spring, 2017 Community Meetings
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Spring 2018 Community Meetings
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Concept – August 2019


Contact Information

Dee Black, Program & Operations Manager
828-259-5800
dblack@ashevillenc.gov

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