For Tameka Crudup, lifelong learning, sharing knowledge, and teamwork strengthen her bond with the community

Tameka Crudup first became involved with Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) at 13 years-old as a member of APR’s Youth Employment Program, gaining knowledge and experience in the profession, learning about creative civic participation, and building innovative skills that continue to be used every day as Facility Manager of

City of Asheville seeks resident input for Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget development

The City of Asheville wants to hear from you! We are kicking off our Fiscal Year 2023-24 (FY24, which runs July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024) budget development process by seeking feedback from the community.  The first way to engage is to participate in our budget priorities survey. This short survey should take less [...]

Sports and creativity foster friendships during Senior Games and SilverArts

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) challenges community members to make 2023 a record breaking year for Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and SilverArts. The weeks-long festival celebrates the transformative ability of sports and the arts to foster friendship and wellness. There is a $10 fee to participate and online registration opens Feb. 6 at [...]

Mark your calendars for the next Battle of the Badges blood drive on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Mark your calendars for the next Battle of the Badges blood drive on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. This is a fun “competition” between the Asheville Police Department, Asheville Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services where you can vote on your favorite organization while you donate blood. All donors will receive a custom long sleeve Battle of the [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation accepting art submissions for Black Legacy Month pop-up gallery

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) invites local artists of all mediums to submit pieces to display during a pop-up gallery celebrating Black Legacy Month from Feb 17-28 at Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center . Participants should register online at and drop off submissions between Feb. 13-16. [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation celebrates Black culture with special events in February

Throughout the year, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) and its partners share unique stories, rich culture, and opportunities for all community members to reflect on Black history, heritage, and hope. Programming staff are hosting events at community centers in February to celebrate Black History and Legacy Month. “February is a time to recognize, [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation team members on the move

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) continues to grow its team of professionals with internal promotions and external hires to meet the community’s demand for high-quality public parks and recreation centers, programming that exercises the body and mind, and safe spaces that connect neighbors and build resiliency. These well-earned promotions support APR’s vision [...]

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