Asheville velodrome getting a makeover

 Photo courtesy of VeloSports Racing Team and Boyd Cycling Ring of Fire     Attention bicyclists who use the velodrome in Carrier Park: The velodrome renovation is about to begin. The great news: We’re going to have a better-than-ever velodrome for our community when the project is completed. The other news: There will inevitably be some down time for bicyclists [...]

Pritchard Park construction enters final stage

The improvements to Asheville’s Pritchard Park are in full swing and contractors are in the final stages of construction. While it is still an active construction zone, the park remains open and no programming is disrupted. Right now, the old park lighting has been removed and temporary lighting has been installed in the trees until the new [...]

Asheville City offices to close for Fourth of July, plus Independence Day street closings details

Asheville City government offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will collect trash and recycling on July 4. This is a B week. Residents should have their trash and recycling bins out by 7 a.m. for collection.   Bus service on a holiday schedule ART bus service routes [...]

City of Asheville pools open for summer

Preseason maintenance and repairs are almost complete on the City of Asheville’s three swimming pools.   Work is complete at Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek Road, and the facility has passed its annual inspection by the Buncombe County Health Department. The pool opened Saturday, June 10.  Pool hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; [...]

Splasheville now repaired, so bring the kids

Bring the kids down to Pack Square Park for some water play. Parts came in to repair Splasheville Monday and it is once again sending up sprays of water for families to enjoy.   The splash play fountain Splasheville developed a plumbing problem during Memorial Day weekend and had to be closed.   The interactive splash play fountain in [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation announces 2017 Movies in the Park season

The 2016 Disney movie “Moana” will play Aug. 11.   The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department launches the 2017 season of Movies in the Park, a free monthly movie series in Pack Square Park beginning May 12.   This month’s feature presentation is the PG-rated classic time travel adventure “Back to the Future,” starring Michael [...]

Asheville’s Splasheville is open for the season

It’s time for some fun water play! Splasheville, Asheville’s splash play fountain in Pack Square Park, has passed its annual inspection from the Buncombe County Health Department and is now open for the season. We welcome everyone to come play in Splasheville! This interactive water feature delights children with its 21 jets of water that run [...]

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games happen April 22 through May 17

Asheville Parks & Recreation invites area seniors to participate in friendly competition at the 2017 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition. Opening ceremonies will be held at the Shiloh Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 22 with various competitions, and the games through May 12.  Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremonies and Silver [...]

Pritchard Park improvements are under way

This rendering shows what the western edge of Pritchard Park along Patton Avenue will look like once the landscaping improvements are installed.   With spring, the drum circle is back in Pritchard Park each Friday night in downtown Asheville. Also this month, Pritchard Park landscape improvements began, with the goal of making this vibrant community gathering spot [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation to hold hiring fair for seasonal openings

Looking for a fun summer job? The City of Asheville is holding a second Hiring Fair for positions within the Parks and Recreation Department from 3 to 7 p.m. April 18.  Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave,  to learn about these positions and how to apply. Openings Include: Summer Playground Leaders (minimum age [...]

City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities. The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink are hosting Asheville Earth Week on April 21, 22, and 23. With multiple events at different [...]

City of Asheville to hold hiring fair for Parks & Rec seasonal openings

Looking for a summer job? The City of Asheville will hold a hiring fair for maintenance positions within the Parks and Recreation Department from 2-7 p.m. March 6. Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave., to learn about these positions and how to apply. Openings include: Landscaper/mowing Cleaning/events Ball field crew   Pay starts at $12.50 per hour [...]

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