City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 25

City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 25, as part of spring break. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed except for the Montford Recreation Center, which will be open for Fun Day Out. The following recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf [...]

City of Asheville announces Bojangles Easter Eggstravaganza

Join the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department for the area’s largest free egg hunt at the Bojangles’ Easter Eggstravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Carrier Park on Amboy Road. The day will be full of fun with free inflatables, crafts, face painting and family-oriented entertainment. An Easter egg hunt for [...]

Full video: Walk Into History — Asheville’s Urban Trail

Asheville’s Urban Trail, a linked collection of public art pieces, is now in its third decade as a cultural landmark. The trail grew from concept to completion thanks to the efforts of a small band of community-minded citizens, City officials, history enthusiasts, sculptors and artists.   A new documentary, created by Asheville filmmaker Erin Derham [...]

Update on Pritchard Park improvements

Work is progressing on upgrades to Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville’s triangle-shaped park at Patton and College Avenues and Haywood Street. In October, the City announced a schedule for upgrades to the park to improve visibility, including thinning of the landscape and adding new lighting. As the City gears up for the next phase of construction, some [...]

Roger McGuire Green sod to be replaced, closing portion of Pack Square Park for a time

Update on the Roger McGuire Green sod replacement After a series of rain delays, weather is finally cooperating for the sod replacement project on the Roger McGuire Green. “We are still waiting for the right weather conditions,” said John A. Gavin, Asheville Parks Planning & Development Manager, said earlier this month. Gavin had hoped the work would begin [...]

From crafts to camps: Asheville Parks & Rec offers holiday programs

It’s hard to believe that it’s holiday time again. If you’re looking for some great programs for a price that won’t destroy your gift-buying budget, Asheville Parks & Recreation offers a lot of options. Take a look at this line-up: A Winter’s Tail 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 Location: WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road Joint [...]

‘Goatscaping’ returns, this time near pedestrian bridge

Early next week, the City of Asheville launches its third “goatscaping” project, this time in the area between Stephens-Lee community Center’s Edible Garden and the pedestrian bridge on South Charlotte Street. This map shows the area where the goats will be clearing brush: Goat grazing site, Edible Garden. Our goal is to clear underbrush directly around [...]

TDA approves funding for greenways, soccer fields and WNC Nature Center enhancement

On Oct. 28, the Tourism Product Development Fund Committee voted to approve funding for a City of Asheville greenway project, and money that will benefit two City-owned facilities. The grants include: City of Asheville – River to Ridge Destination Development: $2.2 million requested; $1.7 million recommended to fund Beaucatcher Greenway, French Broad River Greenway, and Amboy [...]

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