Asheville Parks & Recreation warms up December with celebrations for kids, families, and older adults

As the magic of the holidays comes to the mountains, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has plenty of fun, festive celebrations to make the season merry and bright for the young and young-at-heart during Holly Jolly Holidays from December 2-16. Space is limited, so advance registration is strongly recommended even if an event [...]

Who’s up this week on What’s Up AVL! City of Asheville Firefighter Anna Pigman

What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada will sit down with City of Asheville firefighter Anna [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce public engagement opportunities and events to inform the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project

The public is invited to learn more about the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project and to provide input that helps create a shared vision for the future of the area.  The public is invited to help shape the future of Western North Carolina’s most central civic space by attending one or more special engagement events for [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation hosts Flapjacks & Feedback to share Walton Street Park updates

Southside residents and regular Walton Street Park visitors are invited to a free pancake breakfast to share thoughts on design preferences for the park’s facelift. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) team members will be on hand with surveys and information during Flapjacks & Feedback on Saturday, November 12, from 10:30 a.m. until [...]

The City’s Planning and Urban Design Department publishes the African American Heritage Resource Survey

The City of Asheville’s Planning & Urban Design Department, which oversees the joint City/County Historic Preservation Program, identified in recent years the imperative need for documentation of African American heritage resources within the city, and as a result initiated an architectural survey of historic resources specifically related to Asheville’s historically Black neighborhoods. After [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Keep living your story at Asheville community centers for older adults

Each September, community centers for older Americans celebrate the wellness, cultural, and social opportunities they provide. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has two such centers that specialize in recreation and leisure programming for community members who’ve reached the prime of life.  Harvest House originally opened as a retail space in [...]

Explore, connect, and discover with Asheville Parks & Recreation this fall

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR), like the community it serves, is constantly changing and evolving. In alignment with Asheville City Council’s 2036 Vision and current strategic priorities, the department is focused on Improving Core Core Services, Neighborhood Resilience, and Improving Public Safety. APR’s fall program guide reflects the department’s [...]

City of Asheville to share updates on the Municipal Golf Course

The City of Asheville Community & Regional Entertainment Facilities Department will present updates on the process of selecting a qualified company to manage the day to day operations of the Municipal Golf Course at a community meeting on September 1.  Topics of discussion will include rates, transitioning employees between companies and general topics of interest [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: August 15, 2022

The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for [...]