Truck City AVL pulls into Asheville Outlets for family fun on April 9

Mountain families have a chance to get an up-close look at big trucks, small trucks, transit buses, construction vehicles, and more when Asheville Parks & Recreation’s Truck City AVL returns to Asheville Outlets on April 9 from 1-4 p.m. Kids and adults can explore, touch, and ask questions about [...]

MLK mural on display at Senior Opportunity Community Center

The Senior Opportunity Community Center has unveiled a unique mural of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., created by volunteers and staff. The art project was part of Asheville Park & Recreation’s Black Legacy Month programming in February. Combining paper craft and painting, the colorful and large panel conveys Dr. King’s hope for equality, justice, and a better tomorrow.

Wellness Wednesday – Use failures as learning opportunities for success

From awards to photos on social media, we generally like to celebrate success. Often, we forget the mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations that may take place along the way. For many, the secret of success is that it can be built on the culmination of lessons learned from defeat.   Those who turn failure into success are all [...]

Wellness Wednesday – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in truly green fashion

Nature has a huge impact on health and wellness. Multiple studies point to cortisol, stress, and anxiety levels decreasing in a calm, green environment. If you’re looking for an alternative to a party highlighted by brews on St. Patrick’s Day, check out this volunteer opportunity from Asheville Parks & Recreation. Community members are [...]

City of Asheville seeking public input on  the Municipal Golf Course

    The City of Asheville Community & Regional Entertainment Facilities Department is soliciting qualified companies to manage the day to day operations of the municipal golf course.  In February a Request For Qualifications was issued with a closing date of March 22, 2022.  After companies submit Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications, [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Asheville Parks & Recreation facilities remember local historic women

Women’s History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, schools in Sonoma, California celebrated Women’s History Week with events designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). Following a conference about women’s history in 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as [...]

Wellness Wednesday – Take advantage of “falling back” by resetting your sleep schedule

To help understand the concept of daylight saving time, many of us were taught to “fall back, spring forward.” Although an hour is neither truly gained or lost during the year, the beginning of daylight saving time on March 13 can have an effect on your health. Good sleep habits are an element to success [...]

Film festival to benefit Helpmate calls for works from local women

Asheville Parks & Recreation will  celebrate Women’s History Month with a screening of short films at Tempie Avery Montford Community Center produced by local women from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.    Interested filmmakers are encouraged to submit original works for consideration by Tuesday, March 1. Film screenings are open to the public, and representatives from [...]

Celebrating Black Legacy Month – Asheville Parks & Recreation parks and playgrounds remember local historic residents

Asheville City Council has named February as Black Legacy Month to celebrate the significant contributions of Black and African American people in relation to the city’s past, present, and future. Last week, Asheville Parks & Recreation highlighted community centers named in honor of prominent Black community [...]

Celebrating Black Legacy Month – Asheville Parks & Recreation community centers remember local historic residents

Asheville Parks & Recreation manages a unique collection of more than 55 public parks, playgrounds, and open spaces throughout the city in a system that also includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, Riverside Cemetery, sports fields and courts, and community centers that offer programs related to wellness, education, and culture for Ashevillians [...]

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