Playground Renovations Bond Project


 

Funding from the bond referendum passed in 2016 was used to renovate and replace playgrounds
at Herb Watts Park (Southside), Leah Chiles Park (Kenilworth), and the Augusta Barnett Playground (West Asheville).

 


Background

 

In 2016, the playground renovation plan was included in the City’s $17 million bond referendum to support park and recreation facilities improvements.  The bond referendum was approved by Asheville voters resulting in an allocation of $1 million for playground projects.  Locations for playground renovations were chosen based on the condition of the existing playground and the need for upgrades.   Plans included strategic site design opportunities to implement new amenities not provided in the original designs.

 


Contact Information

Asheville Parks & Recreation
828-259-5800


 

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