Public works

City of Asheville announces Public Works Director Greg Shuler to retire effective July 2024.

Join the City of Asheville’s leadership team in congratulating Greg Shuler on his upcoming retirement effective July 31, 2024. Greg Shuler joined the City of Asheville in March 2008 and has served as the Public Works Director since April 2014.  “In his ten years serving in the role as department director of Public Works, Greg consistently [...]

detour signs at pedestrian cross walks divert foot traffic as sidewalk works are carried out

Downtown Cleanliness and Safety Update – March 2024

There’s a lot underway to address the cleanliness and safety in downtown. If you want to be one of the first to know, we encourage you to sign up  to receive the newsletter.   Site Work Beginning for Downtown Restroom Project At the February 13 City Council meeting, council members approved resolutions authorizing the [...]

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The City of Asheville marks a significant milestone in addressing economical bear-resistant solutions

The City of Asheville Sanitation Department is pleased to announce an additional 340 additional bear carts have been ordered and Ultimate Trash Locks have been approved for use. This marks a significant milestone in addressing economical bear-resistant solutions. 340 additional bear trash carts are on the way The City of Asheville has purchased an [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation comprehensive plan survey, workshops begin this week

Following multiple in-person and online engagement opportunities last summer and fall, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has scheduled additional feedback workshops and a survey for Recreate Asheville: Shaping Our City’s Parks, a community-driven comprehensive plan to guide the City of Ashevlle’s parks and recreation decisions for the next 10-15 years. “On March [...]

Truck City AVL returns for free family fun on April 13

Kids and families have an excellent opportunity to “pull back the curtain” and learn about the equipment and skills required to maintain our cities and towns, foodways, and public safety systems when Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) brings Truck City AVL to Tanger Outlets Asheville from 1-4pm on Saturday, April 13. This community event [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation updates community on comprehensive plan, requests feedback

Following multiple in-person and online engagement opportunities last summer and fall, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) announced additional feedback workshops and a survey for Recreate Asheville: Shaping Our City’s Parks, a community-driven comprehensive plan to guide the City of Asheville’s parks and recreation decisions for the next 10-15 years.  During the City [...]