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Participate in the 2024 Spring Sweep!

The 2024 Spring Litter Sweep is taking place April 13-27. Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roadways. We invite you to lend a [...]

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City Of Asheville announces Call for Artists for a New Art Deco Masterpiece – part of the Urban Trail

The City of Asheville and the Public Art and Culture Commission (PACC) seek a qualified artist(s) or designer(s) to submit their qualifications for a piece of public artwork that reimagines Station #7, the Art Deco Masterpiece, part of Asheville’s Urban Trail.   Responses to this Call for Artists (CFA) will be reviewed by an Artist [...]

Free seeds to get growing

If you’ve ever started a garden, you know that seeds, in addition to soil, water, and sun, are required for success. The City of Asheville is happy to share and support Seed Libraries for residents to access seeds for free! Seed Libraries are a great community resource that offer vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to help [...]

Public works

City of Asheville announces Public Works Director Greg Shuler to retire effective July 2024.

Join the City of Asheville’s leadership team in congratulating Greg Shuler on his upcoming retirement effective July 31, 2024. Greg Shuler joined the City of Asheville in March 2008 and has served as the Public Works Director since April 2014.  “In his ten years serving in the role as department director of Public Works, Greg consistently [...]

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APR Innovators: Tameka Crudup

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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Make connections at Asheville Parks & Recreation board game and playing card events

Phones, tablets, computers, and screens offer endless connectivity, but don’t fully replace the mental and social benefits – and friendly rifts – that come with competitive and cooperative gameplay. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s popular athletics programs and sports leagues are well known, but many community members have discovered (or rediscovered) [...]

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Downtown Cleanliness and Safety Update – March 2024

There’s a lot underway to address the cleanliness and safety in downtown. If you want to be one of the first to know, we encourage you to sign up  to receive the newsletter.   Site Work Beginning for Downtown Restroom Project At the February 13 City Council meeting, council members approved resolutions authorizing the [...]

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The City of Asheville marks a significant milestone in addressing economical bear-resistant solutions

The City of Asheville Sanitation Department is pleased to announce an additional 340 additional bear carts have been ordered and Ultimate Trash Locks have been approved for use. This marks a significant milestone in addressing economical bear-resistant solutions. 340 additional bear trash carts are on the way The City of Asheville has purchased an [...]

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