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Located in the Albemarle Park neighborhood, the park is an open space while rolling hills surrounded by the historic Manor Inn and its cottages.
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Located off of Amboy Road in West Asheville, the park is a great shady place to walk or enjoy the French Broad River.
Named for the community member who started the APR Afterschool program, this neighborhood park in Beverly Hills is a great spot to connect with nature.
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The Asheville Municipal Golf Course, known to locals as Muni, is an 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross in the 1920s. It is one of the oldest courses in Western North Carolina and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Asheville Skatepark is 17,000 square feet of skating excitement located in downtown Asheville with three distinctive concrete areas in the beginner bowl, intermediate street course, and advanced vertical bowl.
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Walk into history on the Asheville Urban Trail where every station calls to mind a historical moment and, for the most part, the achievements of remarkable individuals connected to our little city.
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Located at the convergence of the South Slope and South French Broad neighborhoods, this spacious urban park offers a place for to connect with nature next to Aston Park Tennis Center.
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Aston Park Tennis Center is universally recognized as one of the finest public clay tennis court facilities in the United States. The complex is open from April through November.
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Named for Asheville Parks & Recreation's first full-time director, Augusta Barnett Park is a popular spot for families and neighbors to connect adjacent to West Asheville Community Center.
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Located next to John B. Lewis Soccer Complex within Azalea Park, Azalea Dog Park is adjacent to the Swannanoa River and consistently ranks as one of the most popular dog parks in the area.
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Azalea Park is part of a large sports and recreation complex on the banks of the Swannanoa River that also includes Azalea Dog Park, John B. Lewis Soccer Complex, Recreation Park, Recreation Park Pool, and Western North Carolina Nature Center
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Built as a school in 1928, the original building consisted of classrooms, an auditorium, a lunchroom, a library, and a principal’s office. The school was closed as part of Asheville City Schools’ desegregation plan in 1965 and converted to a public community center.
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Located on the grounds of Burton Street Community Center, this neighborhood park is the perfect spot to connect with friends.
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One of Asheville’s premiere parks offers volleyball courts, playground, roller-hockey rink, basketball court, a multi-use track, lawn bowling court, greenway access, multi-use sports field, picnic shelter, river overlooks, wetland education area, and ballfield.
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Named after an Asheville legend in youth sports, Charlie Bullman Park features two lighted ballfields, restrooms (open April 15-October 31), and plentiful off-street parking.
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Choctaw Park is primarily an open space on the banks of Nasty Branch.
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The only public boat ramp in Asheville is a great place for boats on trailers or anglers with bigger boats to access the French Broad River.
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With over 40 varieties of fruit and nut trees, a butterfly habitat, and a community garden, many volunteers have helped maintain the nation's first public food forest since it was developed in 1997.
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Known as the Recreation Phase, this $6.7 million investment adds exciting indoor amenities including a multi-purpose gym and additional community meeting rooms. Outdoor enhancements include more parking spaces, new sidewalks, solar panels, basketball court, rain garden, landscape improvements, lighting, picnic tables, and neighborhood swimming pool with toddler play zone, lounge deck, picnic area, restrooms, and changing rooms to ensure a truly multi-generational space to be enjoyed by all.
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This beautiful wide-open greenspace is encircled by the turn-of-the-century charm of the Grove Park neighborhood and featured Edwin Wiley Grove's personal office and a cobblestone trolley stop.
Seven Springs, Meadow, and Forest parks feature a steep inclined trail that crosses a free flowing creek embraced by enormous hardwoods and long field space.
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Located within an expansive park with greenway access and river views, this popular spot is a great place for exercising and socializing your pooch.
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French Broad River Greenway is a popular trail for biking, running, skating, and walking along the west bank of French Broad River.
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The park features greenway access, river views, vast areas of open green space with mature trees, paved walking paths, large gazebo, picnic tables and grills, dog park, off-street parking lots, and restrooms.
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Glenn's Creek Greenway extends from Weaver Park to Broadway Street via wooded and richly landscaped settings.
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Grace Pless was the guiding spirit of the focused volunteer committee that worked with the City of Asheville to install public art and narration to tell the fascinating history of our community along a circular 1.7-mile route in the city’s center.
This neighborhood gem is worth investigating in the spring and summer months when the hundreds of rose bushes are awash in vibrant color and put on a brilliant show.
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After nearly 50 years of being known as Senior Opportunity Center, the community center in downtown Asheville has been renamed Grove Street Community Center. While the community center retains a focus on older adults, the new name is reflective of its expanded programming for all ages.
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Harvest House Community Center specializes in programs and events for active older adults.
Haw Creek Park’s heritage trail is intended to be an important first link in Haw Creek Greenway.
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Located in its namesake neighborhood neighborhood, this park features a looped trail with information recounting its rich history.
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Named for the matriarch of Asheville's theatre scene, it serves as the residency of North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare theater company.
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Named for an Asheville native who advocated for kids and teens during a long career as a police officer, substitute teacher, and member of Asheville City Council, this bright park with a playground, benches, and grills is a favorite in Southside.
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The greenway runs along the banks of Hominy Creek in West Asheville until it intersects with Sand Hill Road.
A cherished community lawn with picnic tables and large shade trees named for the Montford neighborhood's iconic hummingbird symbol.
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In the Royal Pine neighborhood, this park features a large playground and plenty of green space.
A little park with river access and benches is tucked under the Haywood Road bridge bearing the name of an Asheville native and river visionary.
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Known as JBL, the complex features four turfed fields with lights for night play.
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Located in the heart of picturesque Kenilworth, the park offers plenty for people of all ages.
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Named for the first woman to serve as mayor in western North Carolina and the last as the independent town of Kenilworth, this neighborhood park is a green and shady spot to toss a frisbee, enjoy a picnic, and kids to play.
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Named after a long-time community activist who lived in Shiloh for more than 50 years, Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center acts as the heart of one of Asheville's oldest neighborhoods.
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Located on the grounds of Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center, this neighborhood park is the perfect spot to play a game of basketball.
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Located in Montford, Magnolia Park features a playground, picnic tables, paved walking path, half basketball court, and picnic shelter available for rent.
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Maintaining a classic feel and the personality of the time period in which it was built, landscaping and park amenities harken back to Asheville's past with the addition of modern features.
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Nestled at the intersection of downtown and the East End/Valley Street neighborhood, Martin Luther King Jr. Park is dedicated to the legacy of the civil rights icon whose leadership and vision of equality, justice, and a better tomorrow for all continues as a goal to strive for in our community and around the world.
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Masters Park is a nine-acre natural area with more than 200 species of flora and fauna with an unpaved hiking trail connecting to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
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Nestled into the side of Beaucatcher Mountain, Memorial Stadium opened as an athletic and special events facility in 1927 and currently features a multi-purpose synthetic turf field, bleachers, restrooms, and parking.
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Located in the heart of historic Montford, the park makes basketball, pickleball, and tennis accessible to neighbors.
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Up the hill from Memorial Stadium, Mountainside Park features a playground, lighted walking path, and benches.
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Murphy-Oakley Community Center may be reserved for special events and sits adjacent to Murphy-Oakley Park.
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The 7.7 acre park includes a lighted ballfield, three tennis courts, a playground, a picnic shelter, a concession and restrooms.
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Featuring a rolling landscape and expansive views of the French Broad River, Murray Hill Park's walking trail and pavilion with benches and tables is a great spot to connect with natures or throw a frisbee with friends.
North Asheville Community Center is located near Merrimon Avenue.
The small park includes benches, natural landscaping, native plants, and the chance to connect with nature just a few steps away from Biltmore Avenue.
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Owens-Bell Park features a paved walking path, wetland pools, covered pavilion with benches, heritage plants, and historic granite curbstones removed from Park Avenue and Jefferson Drive during sidewalk installations.
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One of Asheville’s premiere parks offers plenty or benches, terraces, and open spaces for relaxing in addition to performance spaces, restrooms, and a popular splashpad named Splasheville.
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Public access to French Broad River and free parking.
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One of the most recognizable public spaces in Asheville is a great place to enjoy the movement of a vibrant downtown with a small amphitheater, granite chess/checker boards, and the city's weekly drum circle.
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Named for a long-time Asheville Parks & Recreation director, the park features four ballfields, ample parking, and space for spectators.
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Opened as the city's center for amusement and outdoor activities in 1925, Recreation Park rests on the banks of the Swannanoa River in a sprawling complex that includes Western North Carolina Nature Center, Azalea Park, and John B. Lewis Soccer Complex.
Reed Creek Greenway begins at Botanical Gardens at Asheville on W.T. Weaver Boulevard and runs parallel to Broadway Street along a creek and riparian terrain with a slight urban feel.
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Featuring an expansive campus of wooded trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, and bike skills area, Richmond Hill Park is a great place to connect with nature just minutes from downtown.
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Literally a place to connect with nature just steps away from “big box” retailers, Riverbend Park has plenty of open areas, mature trees, and a completed section of greenway
Riverside Cemetery is a garden-style cemetery serving as both a burial ground and public park.
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Located on the grounds of Tempie Avery Montford Community Center, this large recreation complex is named after one of Asheville's earliest and most popular parks.
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Roger Farmer Park has flexible field space for a variety of sports.
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Located on the grounds of Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, this large neighborhood park features plenty of amenities.
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Known as the Castle on the Hill, Stephens-Lee High School opened in 1923 and was for many decades western North Carolina’s only secondary school for Black students. The gymnasium was converted to a community center in the 1970s.
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Located on the grounds of Stephens-Lee Community Center, this neighborhood park is the perfect spot to connect with friends.
This linear greenspace lies beside Sunset Parkway and features natural woodland areas, a lawn with flowering and canopy trees, and a a gentle flowing creek.
Swannanoa Greenway travels the banks of the Swannanoa River in East Asheville inside Riverbend Park.
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Tempie Avery Montford Community Center is the centerpiece of a 17-acre recreation complex located in the historic Montford neighborhood.
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A brick-covered promenade next to Thomas Wolfe Memorial.
Located within The Block, Asheville's historic Black business district, Triangle Park features stunning murals that trace a timeline of local Black life.
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Weaver Park harkens back to the 1950s when every neighborhood park had spaces to play ball and racquet sports.
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A symbol of the resilience of Asheville's Black community members, this formerly segregated park remains a valued resource in the Southside neighborhood with modern recreation amenities and an unmatched legacy.
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West Asheville Community Center is located off Haywood Road next to Augusta Barnett Park.
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Home to Gassaway Field, West Asheville Park is an unassuming neighborhood gathering space and resting area.
Running through the River Arts District, Wilma Dykeman Greenway has trailheads at the Amboy Road-Lyman Street intersection and the Hill Street-Riverside Drive intersection.
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