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APR Innovators: Tameka Crudup

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

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Make connections at Asheville Parks & Recreation board game and playing card events

Phones, tablets, computers, and screens offer endless connectivity, but don’t fully replace the mental and social benefits – and friendly rifts – that come with competitive and cooperative gameplay. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s popular athletics programs and sports leagues are well known, but many community members have discovered (or rediscovered) [...]

Stay active in April with Asheville Parks & Recreation

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has 30 days of programs and events to help the community explore, connect, discover in April. Browse highlights below and use these resources to find hundreds of additional opportunities including free meetups and clubs, exercise and sports, arts and crafts, and more throughout the month: Winter-Spring Program Guide:

APR Innovators: Kim Turner

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

7 Asheville parks and trails for top photos

River Arts District Gateway Sister City Street sign in Pack Square Park Triangle Park Pritchard Park Sculpture Riverside Cemetery E.W. Grove Park Murphy Oakley Park Iconic parks and public spaces around the world fill photo and video sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr, and Pinterest. People share things that make them feel good and project their [...]

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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APR Innovators: Max Cherry

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone. When [...]

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Get moving with Asheville’s hiking, walking and rolling clubs

Actor and comedian Robin Williams said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” As the season officially arrives on March 19, the return of flower blooms and green leaves to Asheville make epic decorations for outdoor parties. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) hosts a number of opportunities to hike, backpack, roll, or walk [...]

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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 [...]

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Therapeutic Recreation restores, remediates, and rehabilitates independence for those in Asheville with disabling conditions

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s Therapeutic Recreation program began as a summer camp designed to meet the growing needs of the community in 2005. By 2023, it grew to serve 621 participants through year-round programs that include supper clubs, crafting, fitness, hiking, adaptive sports, parents’ nights out, movies, dances, cooking classes, field trips, [...]

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APR Innovators: Mere Heil

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

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Spring cheer is near with a March-velous schedule of Asheville Parks & Recreation programs

The month of March represents new growth and embodies an invigorating spirit of renewal. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has a month of events and programs planned to inspire community members to explore, connect, and discover.  Browse highlights below and use these resources to find hundreds of additional opportunities including free meetups and clubs, exercise [...]

APR Innovators: Teanna Wyatt

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]