Modern-day living offers up plenty of distractions and the urge to overcommit. If the many demands on your time and energy leave you feeling that you never get a moment to yourself, you risk burning yourself out. Taking time out to relax is essential for your wellbeing, helping to combat anxiety and depression.
Throughout the year, Asheville Parks & Recreation and its partners share unique stories, rich culture, and opportunities for all community members to reflect on Black history across the city. During Black History Month, the department invites residents to explore more and discover the achievements, contributions, and journeys of Black heritage.
Drooling over food pictures in cookbooks or on Instagram, but find yourself fixing the same staples each week? With so many food blogs and pictures of professionally-styled dishes at our fingertips, the thought of trying a new recipe may seem more overwhelming than enjoyable. However, trying a new healthy recipe each week can be interesting, [...]
Ashevillians looking for motivation to get moving during colder months can join friends, neighbors, and other community members as the city runs, walks, and rolls during the free Fit 50 Challenge. Back for its second year, Asheville Parks & Recreation’s challenge allows participants to track their progress as they complete 50 miles between February 1-April 1.
Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health and wellness. Just 30 minutes of walking each day can increase cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) capacity, strengthen bones, improve balance, reduce body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, joint stiffness, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
As road conditions begin to improve City of Asheville Public Works staff continue to plow and salt roads through the night on Tuesday. Snow efforts continue on secondary roads (priority 2 streets) and sidewalks. Here are some updates to City services that were impacted by the weather event: City Sanitation collections begin for the week on Wednesday, [...]
Please note: Due to weather, Parks & Recreation has changed some of it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming, as listed below. Asheville City government offices will be closed Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected by this holiday. Trash and recycling Though [...]
If you’re committed to trying something new, learning a new skill or hobby, and soaking up culture in 2022, Asheville Parks & Recreation has many free and low-cost opportunities for lifelong learning.
Part of a healthy lifestyle is minimizing stress. Coloring books for grownups are one of the latest trends to help. Thanks to a collaboration between Asheville Parks & Recreation, area nonprofits and agencies, and local artists, residents can connect with food resources and learn about community gardens through the beautifully-illustrated pages of [...]
The beginning of the year is a great time for Ashevillians of all ages to explore, connect, and discover with Asheville Parks & Recreation. Now is the time to take a look at winter and spring offerings in the new activity guide with registration dates, information, and listings for hundreds of fitness and active living [...]
With millions of dollars in bond projects bringing significant improvements, modernization, and expansion to the Asheville Parks & Recreation system over the past few years, the City continues to support its 2036 Vision with additional investments in parks and healthy living opportunities that are not related [...]
2022 is only five days old, but it’s a good time to assess early progress on your New Year’s resolutions. Research shows that setting small and measurable goals leads to higher success rates among participants who resolve to change some aspect of their behavior, accomplish a personal objective, or otherwise focus on self-improvement. If you aim to get more active this year, this could mean increasing time spent walking, in the fitness center, or dancing by five or 10 minutes each week until you reach your target.
As the Asheville community reflects on the year that was 2021, many of us resolve to continue healthy habits, change some aspect of our behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise focus on self-improvement in the new year. Though the decision to make a life change can happen any time, studies have found a higher success rate among those who make the commitment as a New Year’s resolution.
Looking for something fun to do with visiting family or children off from school? December 27 is Visit the Zoo Day, and the WNC Nature Center has three new animals that joined the Nature Center just in time for the holidays. The WNC Nature Center is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s [...]
The City of Asheville’s 2022 Events Brochure is now available on Issuu.com. The brochure is more than just a directory highlighting fun things to do. The festivals and events brochure is a tool to assist the community for vendor, exhibitor, marketing, and volunteer opportunities. Looking for tips on planning an event? The online [...]
During its regular meeting on December 14, Asheville City Council approved the annexation and initial zoning district designation of RS-2 (Residential Single Family Low Density District) of a 10.88-acre property planned for a City park in south Asheville.
After a national search, City Manager Debra Campbell is excited to announce that D. Tyrell McGirt will become Asheville’s next Parks & Recreation Director. McGirt succeeds Roderick Simmons, who retired earlier this year, after 14 years with the City. His first day on the job will be January 24. McGirt comes to Asheville from his latest [...]