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Infrastructure Progress Report: Sidewalks

In the new Progress Report series, the City of Asheville will provide project updates on a different infrastructure topic each quarter. This quarter’s progress report is all about sidewalks! Sidewalks are one way to promote pedestrian safety, encourage walking and create more connected, accessible spaces for everyone. Read on to find out about sidewalk projects across [...]

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Park Views: Recreation Park

This entry is part of Park Views, an Asheville Parks & Recreation series that explores the history of the city’s public parks and community centers – and the mountain spirit that helped make them the unique spaces they are today. Read more from the series and follow APR on

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Single-use plastic reduction initiative comes to a close

It is the City of Asheville’s mission to support a thriving local economy and a clean, healthy environment. Community cleanliness was identified by City Council as an area of concern and in October 2022, Asheville City Council directed the Sustainability Department to take a phased approach to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic.  The first phase [...]

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July 2024 City board or commission vacancies announced

Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start. Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]

Less Plastic Asheville: That’s a wrap!

This past spring, the City of Asheville conducted a voluntary initiative called “Less Plastic Asheville Challenge” inviting Asheville residents to reduce their single-use plastic consumption. The City supported community member efforts by providing information, resources, and a little friendly competition. The campaign ran from February 19 – May 31 and consisted of two key components: [...]

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APR Innovators – Christine Elyseev

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]