Public benefits from Asheville Parks & Recreation’s consolidated asset management campus

Until recently, the Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) asset management team was spread across multiple outdated, overcrowded facilities. Now, most operations have been consolidated into a single 2.6-acre campus with 18,456 square feet of office and warehouse space on Thompson Street. Efficient Essential Services Asset management is key to day-to-day operations of Asheville’s public parks [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation’s summer program guide offers something for everyone

With summer just around the corner, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) released its seasonal program guide this week with a bit of everything for everyone including fitness classes, sports and clubs, arts and culture programs, activities for kids and teens, outdoor recreation opportunities, special events, and more. The free guide is available online at [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation opens public pools on May 27

UPDATE as of May 26, 2023 Malvern Hills Park’s pool will open on Saturday, May 27, as previously announced.   During initial inspections, Buncombe County Environmental Health discovered potential safety issues at Recreation Park pool and requested additional actions before it will open for the season. Asheville Parks & Recreation crews immediately started working with [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation previews summer fun with special events in May

As community members trade hoodies for short sleeves, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has a May full of opportunities to prepare Asheville for summer days and nights on the horizon. From outdoor thrills and sports leagues to festivals and weekly meetups, Asheville’s recreation experts have something for everyone. Find highlights below and check [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation brings free movies under the stars to downtown park

A summer tradition for many Ashevillians returns to Pack Square Park on Friday, May 12. The popular Movies in the Park series produced by Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) begins its 2023 season with a showing of DC League of Super-Pets. Community members are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the free [...]