Asheville Parks & Recreation is city’s New Year’s Resolutions HQ with #LandOfSkysTheLimit

Volleyball player and family cooking (two separate photos) with overlaid covers of Asheville Parks & Recreation program guide

As the city’s New Year’s Resolutions HQ, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) invites community members to browse hundreds of activities, classes, and special events in its latest program guide, covering January-May 2024. The free guide is available at community centers and online at in English and Spanish:

“As we look to create opportunities in our community, I’ve challenged the APR team not to wait, but to just start,” according to D. Tyrell McGirt, APR Director. “I issue the same challenge to community members. There are a number of new and returning programs that help build connections and spark reflection and self-improvement. As an organization that creates community and nurtures dreams for many of our neighbors, I’m proud of my team for challenging each other and exploring their own new year’s resolutions as they deliver essential services and create community spaces for everyone from infants to retirees in our city.”

Ashevillians ready to just start and challenge each other to accomplish personal goals in the new year are invited to share their journeys – whether in a park, on a greenway, at a community center, or anywhere else – on online social networks using the hashtag #LandOfSkysTheLimit.

Asheville Parks & Recreation January 2024 Highlights

This is just a sample! Visit ashevillenc.go/apr-guide or stop by an APR community center for a program guide with more opportunities for people of all ages from January through May. Spots fill up fast, so advance registration is highly recommended, even for free events.

teens gathered sitting on benches in gym clothesTeens and Tweens

Young Adults

Adults and Retirees


girl shooting basketball with white jersey on.Therapeutic Recreation

Upcoming Registration Dates


Asheville Parks & Recreation

With its oldest parks dating to the 1890s, Asheville Parks & Recreation manages a unique collection of more than 65 public parks, playgrounds, and open spaces throughout the city in a system that also includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, Riverside Cemetery, sports fields and courts, and community centers that offer a variety of wellness-, education-, and culture-related programs for Ashevillians of all ages. With 10 miles of paved greenways and numerous natural surface trails, its complete portfolio acts as the foundation of a vibrant hub for the people of Asheville to connect with their neighbors and explore the natural beauty of a livable and walkable city.

Driven by the promise that Asheville is a better and safer place when everyone from infants to retirees has the opportunity to be supported, healthy, and successful, Asheville Parks & Recreation was the first nationally-accredited municipal recreation department in the United States. For latest updates, sign up for Asheville Parks & Recreation’s monthly newsletter, follow the department on Facebook (@aprca) and Instagram (@ashevilleparksandrecreation), or visit