New sod coming to Asheville’s Pack Square Park

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 [...]

Renovated Carrier Park building is now open!

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 [...]

Interactive tool maps out proposed projects for Asheville bond referendum

Interested in where to find information about the City of Asheville’s proposed bond referendum? A new interactive tool maps out where the City of Asheville would make improvements under three bond referendums that go before voters in the Nov. 8 general election. The Proposed 2016 Bond Referendum Story Map guides voters through some examples [...]

WNC Nature Center director joins prestigious zoos board of directors

WNC Nature Center Director Chris Gentile was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Sept. 10. At the AZA’s conference in San Diego, he took a place at the table of an influential international group of leaders in wildlife conservation and zoo management. AZA represents more [...]

City of Asheville offices closed for Fourth of July

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   All City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed, including the City’s Summer Playground Program. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Asheville Golf Course, Asheville Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis [...]

Maintenance issue delays opening of Walton Street Pool; other pools open

Walton Street Pool update:   Asheville Parks & Recreation maintenance staff have encountered an issue that will result in the delay of the opening of the Walton Street Pool. The pump and the motor have broken and need to be replaced. The parts are on order and we have installation scheduled to be done as soon as possible. Following that, [...]

Asheville crew repairs river access point with materials from the river

Fix comes just in time for kayaking, tubing season   High waters during winter washed away the better part of the river access stairs at Jean Webb Park, as will sometimes happen. This past week, Asheville Parks & Recreation staff went to work and restored the access stairs, using material from the French Broad River itself. “We used rock [...]

Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre improvements coming at Montford Recreation Complex

Bringing Shakespeare to the people of Western North Carolina for over 40 years, the Montford Park Players has established itself as a cultural mainstay in Asheville’s lively theater scene. With stage productions at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre located on the 17-acre Montford Recreation Complex, the company has covered The Bard frontways, sideways and in between. Its [...]

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