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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.


  • Basketball (half-court)
  • Multi-purpose field/open lawn
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Playground
  • Wheelchair accessible


Parties & Rentals

Park benches and picnic tables are available on a first come basis. 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: Leah Chiles Park.


  • Basketball
  • Playground
  • Sports Field(s)
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location Type

  • Park

Location Information

123 Lakewood Drive
Asheville, NC 28803


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