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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.


  • Edible foraging
  • Off-street parking lot

Parties and Rentals

To schedule ongoing use, add elements to the park (such as tents and inflatables), or host a special event, special permits may be required. Please contact Jon Fillman at or 828-259-5738.


Learn more about the community-guided process to bring the park to life by reading Park Views: Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park.


  • Basketball
  • Unique Feature(s)
  • Unpaved Trail(s)

Location Type

  • Park

Location Information

30 George Washington Carver Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 259-5800

Day Operating Hours
Sunday 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am to 12:00 am