Sustainability Advisory Committee invites community to Holiday Free Store

This holiday season the City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee is supporting our community in finding alternatives for holiday gift sourcing.  The Holiday Free Store is a  fun “shopping” event that is good for your wallet and for the planet.

Stay home for the holidays with Asheville Parks & Recreation seasonal celebrations and festive fun

In Asheville, home for the holidays is the best place to be! Explore Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) community events that connect neighbors and encourage locals to discover the spirit of the season starting November 9. These are just highlights with additional events throughout the city through the end of the year. Browse the [...]

Preliminary utility location for Carter Ann Patton Stormwater improvement project

Night work on portions of Patton Ave. expected to begin Sunday, November 5.

Sunday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. utility location work will begin along Patton Ave. from the French Broad St. intersection to Clingman Ave.  To ensure crew and community safety,  there will be a closure of all four traffic lanes on Patton Ave. from Otis St. to Clingman Ave. This exploratory work will take place at night  [...]

Asheville community centers host Green Book exhibit highlighting Black life during Jim Crow era

In November, three Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) community centers host “Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina,” a traveling exhibit about sites important to, and personal memories about, African American travel using The Negro Motorist Green Book during the Jim Crow era of legal segregation. Published from 1936 to 1966, the book was used as both a travel guide and a tool of resistance to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. The self-guided exhibit is free and open to the public at select APR community centers.