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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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The Travel Training Committee seeks input from the community over the age of 50 on public transit

The Travel Training Committee seeks to understand preferences, challenges, and suggestions from those over 50 to identify key areas for improvement which will guide future recommendations and projects.  Your input is invaluable in shaping the future of public transportation and ensuring that it meets the needs of our community effectively. Click Here to [...]

Stay active in April with Asheville Parks & Recreation

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has 30 days of programs and events to help the community explore, connect, discover in April. Browse highlights below and use these resources to find hundreds of additional opportunities including free meetups and clubs, exercise and sports, arts and crafts, and more throughout the month: Winter-Spring Program Guide:

APR Innovators: Kim Turner

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 [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation comprehensive plan survey, workshops begin this week

Following multiple in-person and online engagement opportunities last summer and fall, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has scheduled additional feedback workshops and a survey for Recreate Asheville: Shaping Our City’s Parks, a community-driven comprehensive plan to guide the City of Ashevlle’s parks and recreation decisions for the next 10-15 years. “On March [...]

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Public Works Operations: Maintaining Asheville’s Stormwater Infrastructure

At the heart of Asheville’s environmental sustainability efforts lies the often overlooked but crucial aspect of stormwater management. Stormwater Services, a vital division within our Public Works Department, maintains the stormwater drainage system within the public right-of-way. This includes regular upkeep of catch basins, manholes, storm drain pipes/culverts, open drainage systems such [...]

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Cheryl Brown to serve as Interim Human Resources Director

Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Cheryl Brown will serve as Interim Human Resources Director. Cheryl’s official first day was on March 11.  Cheryl spent the majority of her career, 24 years, with the City of Charlotte, retiring in December 2017 as Director of Human Resources.  She also served for six years [...]

7 Asheville parks and trails for top photos

River Arts District Gateway Sister City Street sign in Pack Square Park Triangle Park Pritchard Park Sculpture Riverside Cemetery E.W. Grove Park Murphy Oakley Park Iconic parks and public spaces around the world fill photo and video sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr, and Pinterest. People share things that make them feel good and project their [...]

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