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Asheville’s hottest sports leagues to join this summer

Don’t miss out! Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has incredible sports leagues and fitness activities for adults, teens, and kids of all skill levels this summer. APR sports are safe, welcoming, and organized with experienced, impartial referees and umpires where the focus is on building community through healthy competition. If you’re interested in getting paid [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation announces changes to Pack Square Park’s lawn, sections of Roger McGuire Green and Reuter Terrace closed June 17-July 5

A solution to a frequent challenge for Asheville’s festival and event organizers – and the municipal parks management team – is on the horizon in Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. The “cool season” grass currently in that part of the park will be replaced with “warm season” hybrid bermudagrass that thrives in spring, [...]

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Park Views: Carrier Park

This entry is part of Park Views, a weekly 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.

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Progress continues on the downtown restroom project at College Street and Rankin Avenue

  UPDATE: May 2, 2024   Phase 1 is expected to be completed in early July. This phase includes: connecting utilities to the restroom location supporting site work  landscaping concrete work Safety on site and Parking Access Fencing is installed around the site to ensure safety on the premises. The contractor’s weekly site work ends on either Thursday or Friday, depending on construction scheduling. While the [...]

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Bottled water vs. tap water? In Asheville, the answer is easy.

In recent years, many cities have been in the news when water from their distribution systems did not meet national safe drinking water standards. It’s easy to understand why more and more residents are feeling concerned about their water. Some are choosing bottled water over tap, because they think it’s a safer alternative. However, take [...]

Free seeds to get growing

If you’ve ever started a garden, you know that seeds, in addition to soil, water, and sun, are required for success. The City of Asheville is happy to share and support Seed Libraries for residents to access seeds for free! Seed Libraries are a great community resource that offer vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to help [...]