Rec n Roll delivers imaginative play throughout Asheville this summer

rec and roll setting games on lawn

Since there is not a playground or community center in all Asheville neighborhoods, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) drives a colorful van full of games, art projects, and fun treasures to stoke the imagination into public parks and local neighborhoods throughout the summer. Rec n Roll hosts Monday Imagination Days with free open play, Wednesday Theme Days with activities tied to a unique subject (advance registration required), and free pop-ups where anything can happen.

To find out where Rec n Roll will be next, bookmark this calendar or sign up for APR’s monthly newsletter. New dates may be added throughout the summer, so check often.

Monday Imagination Day

FREE | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Giant building blocks, tunnels, and fun games await on special days of open play geared for ages 1-5 years-old. No advance registration or sign up required, adults must accompany children the entire time.


Wednesday Theme Days

$5 per date | 10-11 a.m.

Youngsters ages 2-5 years-old complete activities and challenges that spark a creative bone while having fun – and, often, getting messy! Advance registration required, supplies and space limited. REGISTER HERE >


Rec n Roll Pop-ups

FREE | times vary

The Rec n Roll team adds new stops all the time! To find out where they’ll show up next, bookmark this calendar, follow APR on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up for APR’s monthly newsletter.


Check Out More Asheville Programs and Events

APR team members offer more than 100 opportunities for community members of all ages to explore, connect, discover each week – including many designed specifically for little ones. Use these resources to find opportunities: