Through a collaboration with several community partners, Asheville Parks & Recreation aims to connect members of our community to existing food and wellness resources. With help from our funding partner, National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), our goal is to help our neighbors strengthen their healthy decision making and improve overall health outcomes. By combining community resources already in place, fitness and activity information, as well as a food site map our aim is to be a trusted resource for our neighbors.


What is wellness?

Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better outcomes. These healthy habits include fitness and nutrition. We want to be a wellness resource for you!



Asheville Parks & Recreation offers a wide range of low cost FREE fitness activities for all ages and fitness levels across the city

Find the community center closest to you

Browse through our current program guide

Visit www.avlrec.com to see our programs and to register.





In May 2020, Asheville Parks & Recreation was awarded a grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association for the development of a community nutrition hub at the Stephens-Lee Community Center. The grant was designed to help improve our community’s access to healthy foods, support existing food working groups, and implement nutrition programming.

In partnership with other agencies in Asheville and Buncombe County, a Food Resource Map has been developed. This map shows locations for meal pickup and food box pick up and other food services and can be sorted by location and days of the week for pick up. Check it out below or open the map in a new window.

Choose ‘Filter Results’ to find what you are looking for by location.



Contact Information

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Wellness News

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Asheville Parks & Recreation announces Holiday Camp for local youth

    Spend your holidays with us!  Asheville Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Holiday Camp for youth and teens in grades kindergarten through middle school. Camps are located at the Tempie Avery Montford Center (youth and middle school), 34 Pearson Drive, and Stephens-Lee Community Center (middle school), 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.     Camp hours are 8:30 [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation offers indoor programming opportunities to help residents stay active as cooler weather approaches

  Cooler temperatures are coming quickly to our mountains — but that doesn’t mean parks programming and activities are slowing down. Check out these indoor recreation and athletic opportunities through the fall and winter.   Climbing wall at Tempie Avery Montford Center Looking for an activity that will strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility and challenge your cardiovascular system? [...]