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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.


  • Benches
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Wheelchair accessible

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: Herb Watts Park.


  • Playground
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location Type

  • Park

Location Information

64 Erskine Street
Asheville, NC 28801


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