As in previous years, Asheville’s two public swimming pools will operate on Saturday and Sunday only after the first weekend in August – but one of them will remain open later into the month than it has in the past.
- Malvern Hills Pool (75 Rumbough Pl.) – will remain open on August 13-14 and August 20-21; the pool was previously scheduled to close for the season on August 8.
- Recreation Park Pool (65 Gashes Creek Rd.) – will operate through Labor Day, September 5.
Beginning August 6, 2022: Regular operating hours for both Malvern Hills and Recreation Park Pools:
- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday
- 1-6 p.m. on Sunday.
- Admission is $3 per person
“In our second summer of partnering with Swim Club Management Group, we’re happy to announce the schedule extension for Malvern Hills Pool,” according to D. Tyrell McGirt, Director of Asheville Parks & Recreation. “Their team worked diligently with Wayne Simmons, our Program and Operations Manager for Recreation and Athletics. With most of our aquatics staff gearing up for a new school year, sports, and extracurricular activities, extending the swim season can be challenging, but we want to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy every moment possible at the community’s public pools.”
Both pools opened later than anticipated this year while unanticipated repairs took place to ensure the safety of pool visitors. Asheville Parks & Recreation was able to supplement pool access with free water-based programs throughout the community.
Asheville Parks & Recreation
Established in 1954, the Asheville Parks & Recreation Department 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 8 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 the latest updates, follow the department on Facebook @aprca and Instagram @ashevilleparksandrecreation or visit www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.