Asheville Parks & Recreation offers free and low-cost summer fun throughout the city

“Like many of you, I look back fondly on fun memories made over the summers of my life meeting new friends at summer day camps, discovering new interests by exploring the green space and waterway at my local neighborhood park, and gaining professional experience working at my community center pool.” So begins the welcome letter [...]

City of Asheville offices close for Memorial Day holiday; Sanitation and ART buses run on holiday schedule

The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.     Here is a roundup of other City services affected by this holiday, as well as [...]

City of Asheville says farewell to one of the last manual elevators in North Carolina

It’s an icon of the last century,  City Hall’s last manual elevator.  One of the last of its kind in North Carolina, the City honored Asheville’s past throughout the restoration, undertaking the task of making the bank of three elevator cabs safe, modernized,  and ready to face the next century.  Caretakers of our community’s past Asheville City Hall [...]

City of Asheville announces upcoming construction work on Carter, S. Ann and Patton (CAPS) this summer

  The City of Asheville Public Works Stormwater Division will be launching construction on a project to improve stormwater drainage in the areas of Carter St, S. Ann St and Patton Ave summer of 2022.   The project will bring much needed flood and run-off relief to the area, as well as allowing the City to undertake general [...]

Asheville City Council Meeting, Tuesday May 24, 2022

Asheville City Council will continue meeting in person at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022  at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville Banquet Hall, 87 Haywood Street.     The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person meeting which the public can access [...]

City Manager’s proposed budget to be presented at May 24 Asheville City Council meeting

Following months of internal staff work and a series of budget work sessions, the City of Asheville will present the Manager’s proposed budget to City Council at its regularly scheduled  May 24 meeting.    PROCESS Throughout the development process, which included discussions of available resources, council priorities and departmental information, staff kept these guiding principles [...]

Community Reparations Commission meets Monday, May 23, 2022

The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 5:30 p.m.  Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Press Room at 87 Haywood Street.    The Commission meeting agenda is posted at this link. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that [...]

City of Asheville, Buncombe County and Veterans Council to host LIVE  Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. May 30, 2022 at the Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park.   The ceremony will feature short readings by Brothers And Sisters Like These Veterans Writing Group who write to heal the wounds of war. Pastor Spencer [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation considers renaming Senior Opportunity Community Center

Senior Opportunity Community Center holds many memories for Ashevillians of all ages. Like the city in which it is located, the building, staff, and frequent visitors have seen many changes – and one of the biggest may be in the near future. Over the past few weeks, Asheville Parks & Recreation has been asking [...]

City of Asheville staff presents to Council on Point-in-Time Count, Homelessness Consultant and decreased crime rates near AHOPE

Asheville City Council, on May 10, were given an update on many areas impacting  homelessness in our community.  Among the areas  addressed by the Community and Economic Development team were results of the 2022 Point-in-Time count, a resolution adopted by Council to accept funding for a Homelessness Services consultant, and updates to a decreased [...]