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Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center is closed for staff training June 5-9.

Grant Southside Center currently houses an auditorium, three classrooms, office space, parking, storage, and flexible outdoor space. Currently under construction, a $6.7 million investment will add 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.

Indoor Features

  • Auditorium
  • Computer access
  • Gymnasium marked for volleyball and basketball (under construction)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multipurpose room (under construction)
  • Restrooms

Outdoor Features

  • Basketball court (under construction)
  • Off-street parking lot
  • Open space
  • Picnic tables (under construction)
  • Swimming pool (under construction)
  • Rain garden

Activities, Classes, and Events

Parties and Rentals

Looking for an affordable indoor location for your next party, reunion, baby shower, retreat, or celebration? Reserve the multipurpose room for $25 per hour (required $100 security deposit refunded after rental) online or by calling the center at 828-259-5483.


For information on the community center’s namesake, visit this articles celebrating Black Legacy. For more on exciting changes as part of the Recreation Phase investment, visit this project page.


  • Restrooms
  • Unique Feature(s)
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location Type

  • Community Center

Location Information

285 Livingston Street
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 259-5483,

Day Operating Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed