Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Garden photo and illustration with cover of In the Garden adult coloring book
In the Garden, an adult coloring book beautifully-illustrated by local artists, highlights 10 of Asheville’s community gardens. Stop by a community center for your complimentary copy or click on the image to download.

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

Asheville Parks & Recreation