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Help avoid accidents: How to properly dispose of combustible/flammable materials

On June 18, Sanitation staff encountered a fire in one of our trash trucks due to improper disposal of combustible/flammable materials such as car parts, linseed oil, and possibly fuel filters.  Thankfully, the truck was close to a local fire department. Sanitation staff and firefighters quickly responded, dumped the load, and extinguished the fire. No injuries [...]

Rebecca Cipriano, Project Manager

A playground for all: In the sandbox with Murphy-Oakley Community Center’s inclusive playground designer Rebecca Cipriano

Rebecca Cipriano is a project manager in the Construction Division of the City of Asheville’s Capital Management Department. With a focus on parks and playgrounds, channeling play is part of Rebecca’s everyday life on the job.  Outside of the slides, swings and monkey bars, hard work and expertise are also required in order to deliver [...]

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Bring a bike on a Bus

Learn how to use the ART transit bus bike racks - watch this instructional video

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Local MLK Association and City of Asheville announce 2024 Juneteenth Celebration June 17-21

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, in partnership with the City of Asheville, has planned the 2024 Juneteenth Celebration with the intended outcomes of a diverse celebration that fosters broad participation, promotes community awareness and appreciation, and celebrates the liberation of enslaved people. Dating back to 1865, two and a [...]

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Paving on Fairview Road to begin June 17

Starting the week of June 17, Tarheel Paving and Asphalt will begin paving operations on Fairview Road. The project, aimed at enhancing the road’s infrastructure, will kick off with milling, followed by utility adjustments. To minimize disruptions, Tarheel Paving and Asphalt plans to work diligently, with operations slated from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through [...]

Jason Crenshaw

APR Innovators: Jason Crenshaw

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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