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Mardi Gras Parade returns on Sunday, February 11

 Secret Garden fun returns to downtown Asheville Sunday, February 11, 2024. Times and Routes 10:00 a.m. Line up and float assembly begins on Southside Avenue between Biltmore and Short Coxe Avenue   3:05 p.m. Traditional Step Off The parade will enter Coxe Ave. at the intersection of Southside. The route takes the parade north on Coxe Ave. and wraps [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation summer camps offer weeks of fun for kids and teens

Registration opens on March 25 at 6 p.m. on www.AVLREC.com.   Get ready for a summer focused on positive teamwork, building independence, and fostering imagination and creativity! Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) summer camps offer nine weeks of affordable fun for Asheville’s youngest adventurers, artists, nature lovers, gamers, athletes, scientists, and leaders-in-training. While [...]

APR Innovators: Nora Jones

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 [...]

Fit 50 Challenge motivates Asheville to stay active – even during cold weather

If tracking your progress and connecting to other community members motivates you, register for Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s free Fit 50 Challenge. The city-wide celebration of wellness motivates community members to walk, run, or roll a total of 50 miles between February 1-April 1.

Simplicity adds new climate justice data

Simplicity, the simplest way to get information you need from your local government, now has new Climate features!

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