Fall has arrived in the mountains and now is the most beautiful time to head outside with your family and enjoy all that our amazing parks have to offer!
In 2016, the Asheville community approved a $17 million general obligation bond for park projects. The park bond funding has supported major improvements to parks and recreation facilities throughout the city and will fund future land acquisitions for parks. We are excited to share our progress and accomplishments with you!
The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County, continues to take proactive steps to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. To bring our community in closer alignment with Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 138, Buncombe County Public Health has issued a superseding Stay Home, Stay Safe [...]
The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the WNC Nature Center’s new red panda exhibit will open to the public on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019 and includes the introduction of our new resident pandas, Leafa (pictured above) and Phoenix. The red pandas arrived at the Nature Center in November, have passed the [...]
Schematic drawings of the renovations to Richmond Hill Park will be shared with the community from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the park, 300 Richmond Hill Drive. Residents may drop in to see the plans showing proposed improvements including a shelter, a play area and restroom facilities. Richmond Hill Park is a popular destination park in northwest Asheville [...]
Have you walked through Pritchard Park lately? The improvements are done and the park has a new look. “Pritchard Park now looks similar to how the park was originally conceived and landscaped,” said Al Kopf, Asheville Parks & Recreation Planning & Development Superintendent. This urban oasis is newly planted with lush greenery accented by a low protective [...]
Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall. Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and birds alike. Serviceberries are early fruiting trees, fruiting [...]
Parks have always been important gathering places for members of our community. They give people of all ages an area for outdoor recreation and healthy activity, and a venue to take in the fresh mountain air. In November 2016 the community voted yes to invest $17 million dollars in general obligation [...]
The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with Asheville GreenWorks, has launched a new initiative to plant trees at all seventy-four city owned recreation facilities over the course of the next three years. The initiative is aimed at celebrating how trees enhance our environment and our community. Trees [...]
Hello Asheville bicyclists! Do you use the velodrome in Carrier Park? Then you’ll want to know about upcoming improvements to the track. At its Jan. 24 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized City Manager Gary Jackson to begin this project with an engineering contract. That kicks off the velodrome resurfacing project, slated for completion sometime this fall. Parks [...]
Work will begin Jan. 4 to replace sod on the Roger McGuire Green and Reuter Terrace in Pack Square Park. The sod that was replaced in spring 2016 deteriorated under heavy use for what is sometimes considered “Asheville’s front lawn.” Last year there were 68 permitted outdoor events in this area. With some of them being [...]
No more portable potties at Carrier Park. Final inspections for the newly renovated Carrier Park restrooms/registration building have been completed and it is NOW OPEN. Thanks to everyone for their patience while the City renovated the restrooms! The project brings the building into compliance with the Americans with Disability Act. In addition to updating the plumbing, electrical and mechanical [...]