City Council appropriates funding to repair flood-damaged parks, including soccer complex


Asheville parks adjacent to the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers took a hit during the May 30 flood, damaging Azalea Park, including the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex in particular.  

For safety, the City closed the facility until it can be repaired.

In June, shortly after the flood, Parks & Recreation staff completed initial damage assessments and began discussions with contractors for repair cost estimates. FEMA also toured and evaluated flood-damaged City property.

This month, the City received a proposal with a full scope of repair work needed for John B. Lewis Soccer Complex.  And on July 24, City Council authorized funds for this work to go forward. Once the contracts are signed, a full timeline for the repairs can be determined.

We want to thank all users of these facilities for their patience as the City works to repair the damage from this devastating flood.