Get moving with Asheville Parks & Recreation’s city-wide free Fit 50 Challenge

Ashevillians looking for motivation to get moving during colder months can join friends, neighbors, and other community members as the city runs, walks, and rolls during the free Fit 50 Challenge. Back for its second year, Asheville Parks & Recreation’s challenge allows participants to track their progress as they complete 50 miles between February 1-April 1.

City of Asheville Capital Projects Department wants your thoughts about the upcoming sidewalk improvements

The City of Asheville is looking to engage residents on the sidewalk improvement projects along Johnston Boulevard  between Patton Avenue and Iona Circle ( in the vicinity of Roger Farmer Memorial Park), on the south side of Johnston Boulevard.  The comments collected will help staff understand nearby residents' needs and concerns. We encourage you to review the project details provided as well as the design maps and provide any comments or ask any questions you have.

Wellness Wednesday: Walking for fun and fitness

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health and wellness. Just 30 minutes of walking each day can increase cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) capacity, strengthen bones, improve balance, reduce body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, joint stiffness, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.

City of Asheville Sanitation collection resumes tomorrow, City offices and Community Centers to open at 10 a.m.

As road conditions begin to improve City of Asheville Public Works staff continue to plow and salt roads through the night on Tuesday. Snow efforts continue on secondary roads (priority 2 streets) and sidewalks.   Here are some updates to City services that were impacted by the weather event: City Sanitation collections begin for the week on Wednesday, [...]

City of Asheville addresses homelessness on many fronts

Key Takeaways Homelessness is a community-wide issue that requires a community-wide response.  The City is responding daily while also working with partners on longer term solutions to address homelessness.  Community opinions differ on best approaches. City continues to address criminal behavior as well as increased monitoring and clean-up of parks and other public property. City has procedures it implements [...]

City and County kick off next steps for the future of Pack Square Plaza

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are partnering to document the community’s vision for the future of Pack Square Plaza, including the site where the Vance Monument was previously located, and we need a talented Project Manager to help make that happen. The deadline for submitting proposals to the Project Manager RFP is Friday, February 11. Interested parties can find the advertisement on the City’s bid page.

City of Asheville announces delays – urges residents to remove parked vehicles from streets to maintain access for public safety, snow plowing and sanitation collection

Update:  Community Centers will be closed Posted: Jan. 17 @ 9 p.m. City community centers will remain closed on Tuesday, January 18. All daytime and evening activities including Fun Day Out, senior meals, basketball and volley games and practices have been canceled. City of Asheville staff continues to work around the clock to clear away snow from this weekend’s [...]

Monday snow updates: Snow plowing operations continue, focus on secondary roads and sidewalks

As the last flakes of snow fall for this winter event, City of Asheville snow operations continue in full force.  The Public works department has 38 plows working to clear snow from our roads and sidewalks.   The focus this morning is shifting to our secondary roads or “priority 2 ” and sidewalks.  [...]

Winter Storm Information (Updated 1/15/22 6 p.m.)

Please check back as City of Asheville winter storm response information will  be updated.   UPDATE:  ART bus service suspended and Parks and Rec facilities closed on Sunday Jan. 16. Parking garages open and free to public. Posted: Jan. 15 @ 6:00 p.m.  Due to the expected snow, there will be no ART bus service on Sunday, January 16, [...]

Asheville Public Works pre-treating streets in advance of winter storm

      Asheville Public Works trucks have already begun pre-treating streets in Asheville with salt brine as the City prepares for oncoming snow. The National Weather Service   has now issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area starting 6pm Saturday.  The Weather Service’s website says: “Precipitation may begin as early as Saturday afternoon across parts [...]

City of Asheville requests public input on sidewalk improvements on Vermont Avenue

  The City of Asheville is asking for public input on sidewalk improvements along Vermont Avenue in West Asheville. The project will address approximately 1,200 lineal feet of existing severely damaged sidewalk and replace it with new  Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant concrete sidewalk along Vermont Avenue between Haywood Road to just south of Olney [...]

Asheville City offices to close for MLK Jr. Day, ART buses will run on a holiday schedule

Please note: Due to weather, Parks & Recreation has changed some of it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming, as listed below.   Asheville City government offices will be closed Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected by this holiday. Trash and recycling Though [...]

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