Rec n Roll drives imaginative play all summer

girls playing with hula hoops

Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s colorful van full of games, art projects, and fun treasures to stoke the imagination pulls into public parks and local neighborhoods throughout the summer, allowing the youngest community members to explore, connect, and discover. Rec n Roll hosts Imagination Monday with free open play, Theme Friday with activities tied to a unique subject (advance registration required), and free pop-ups where anything can happen.

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


Imagination Monday 

toddlers playing and climbing on blue foamFREE | 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.



$5 per date | 10-11 a.m.girl in wheelchair playing lifesize connect 4

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.

  • June 23 – Gardening at Stephens-Lee Community Center
  • June 30 – Little Scientists at West Asheville Park
  • July 7 – Dino Day at Haw Creek Park
  • July 21 – Things That Go! at Jake Rusher Park
  • July 28 – Messy Art at Weaver Park
  • August 4 – Gardening at Stephens-Lee Community Center
  • August 11 – Little Scientists at Weaver Park


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, or sign up for APR’s monthly newsletter.