Playground Renovations Bond Project


Happening Now

 

Funding from the bond referendum passed in 2016 has been put to work in renovating some our City playgrounds.  The first three playgrounds selected were Herb Watts Park (Southside), Leah Chiles Park (Kenilworth), and Augusta Barnett Playground (West Asheville).

We’re pleased to announce that RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE at Herb Watts Park and Leah Chiles Park!

Work continues at Augusta Barnett Playground in West Asheville.  Some modifications are being made to the playground equipment and buffer landscaping installed.  With the impact of weather over the next few months, we anticipate project completion in Spring, 2020.

 


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. The plans will utilize strategic site design opportunities to implement new amenities not provided in the original designs.

 


Contact Information

 

Dee Black, Program & Operations Manager
828-259-5800


 

 

 

 

 

Augusta Barnett Playground
October, 2019

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