City of Asheville announces holiday closings

ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 and Jan. 2 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.   ART transit service City bus service will be [...]

Parks & Rec holiday programs: From Cookies with the Clauses to Parents Day Out

From cookies with Santa to community center holiday parties, Asheville Parks & Recreation offers opportunities for communities to come together for seasonal events. Here’s a roundup.   Cookies with the Clauses When/where: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. Program: Fun, sweets and time with Santa will be a great way to get your family [...]

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Asheville government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   Bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is one [...]

WNC Nature Center to host 40th annual Hey Day

Celebrate fall with the 40th annual Hey Day fall family festival at the WNC Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 8. Hey Day is the largest WNC Nature Center event of the year and celebrates the wildlife, culture and community of Western North Carolina. This year’s festival will feature games, arts and crafts, educational [...]

Splasheville to reopen Monday, after being closed for Goombay

The good news: Asheville’s vibrant Goombay festival returns to Pack Square Park Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11. Filled with music, food and cultural heritage the event serves as a kind of homecoming for many Asheville residents. The parade that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, stepping off from Pritchard Park, features dancers, drummers and costumed stilt walkers. [...]

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville City government offices will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal on Labor Day. Labor Day will be the final day of operation for Recreation Park Pool, which will be open from noon to 6 p.m. All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation [...]

Plumbing issue quiets popular Splashville; City working on repair

Thank you for your patience as we work to repair Asheville’s popular Splasheville play fountain in front of City Hall. City staff hopes to have it repaired sometime this week. And we will post an announcement the minute it’s back up and running! Two weeks, Splasheville developed a plumbing issue that required its closure until a repair [...]

Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Package would pay for transportation and recreation infrastructure as well as affordable housing projects   Asheville City Council voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election. At their Aug. 9 meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to take the next step in getting the bond referendums on the ballot. The three bond referendums [...]

Come see ‘The Good Dinosaur’ for Movies in the Park Aug. 12

The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department continues the 2016 season of Movies in the Park, a free monthly movie series in Pack Square Park on Aug. 12. Children’s craft activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk on a giant screen on the Pack Square Park stage.   This month’s feature presentation [...]

City Council to hold public hearing on potential bond referendum

At its 5 p.m. Aug. 9 meeting, Asheville City Council will hold a public hearing on a potential $74 million bonds package as part of a series of steps required by the NC Local Government Commission, a financial oversight division of the NC Department of the Treasury. If the commission gives the City [...]

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