This entry is part of Homegrown Talent, an Asheville Parks & Recreation series that highlights team members who grew up in our community. Coming from the neighborhoods and areas where community centers and parks are located is a huge value to the city, bringing knowledge, connections, and insight that can only come from spending formative years right here at home.
In October 2022, following preliminary community-led engagement, sustainability staff were directed by City Council to conduct wide-reaching public engagement and research to inform a recommendation on single-use plastic reduction in our community.
As Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) update’s the city’s comprehensive plan for public leisure spaces and recreation programs, that’s the question its team is asking at public input events around the city and through a community survey that can be taken from the comfort of home.
Please join the City of Asheville’s leadership team in congratulating Brenda Mills on her upcoming retirement effective January 31, 2024. Brenda joined the City of Asheville in 2005 and has served in different roles including: Minority Business Program Manager, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Manager, Administrative Services Manager, Economic Development Specialist, Neighborhood & Community Engagement [...]
September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Take time to prepare yourself, your family and your home before you face an emergency
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2023. The community is invited to attend in person or watch in real time on Charter/Spectrum Channel 193, streamed on the City’s YouTube Channel, or through the City’s Virtual Engagement Hub accessible through the front page of the City website.
Is that a chill in the air or something more? Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) casts a spell on the city with kooky, spooky, and scary events throughout October.
The Neighborhood Advisory Committee invites all of Asheville to gather for a day filled with neighborly interaction, learning, and fun for the whole family at the Festival of Neighbohoods - Sept. 30 . This event is aimed at bringing together neighbors from all corners of Asheville with the primary goal of strengthening the bond between residents, neighborhood associations, and local organizations to create a harmonious and thriving community.
In the event of an emergency, you need to know where you can turn for information, advice, or even a helping hand. There are resources, both locally and nationally, to help you weather any storm.
Recre8 North Carolina, the quarterly magazine for members of North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, spotlights Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) in a feature-length cover story for its latest issue.
Jake Rusher’s Royal Pines Casino and Pool was known as the “beach club of the mountains” for decades, hosting top music acts and acting as backdrop for summer memories. After years of watching generations of kids grow up at the pool, he approached Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) to establish Jake Rusher Park when he retired.
Check out who's on What's up AVL! this week as members of the Neighborhood Advisory Committee tell us about all the food, fun and festivities planned for the Festival of Neighborhoods taking place Sept. 30.
Mayor Esther Manheimer read the following statement on behalf of the Asheville City Council. The statement was made at the beginning of the September 12, 2023, City Council session. The city council has completed its annual review of its appointees, the City Manager, the City Attorney, and the City Clerk. In addition, as the manager’s contract [...]