Ribbon cutting set to celebrate bond-funded improvements at Tempie Avery Montford Center

Montford Center playground photo
Improvements to the the Tempie Avery Montford Center include a new playground.


The City of Asheville is excited to announce a ribbon cutting to celebrate improvements to the Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Drive.  The event will take place at noon July 18.

The bond-funded facility improvements began with a groundbreaking in July 2018 and include a new parking area and entry plaza, a new playground and the addition of outdoor seating and recreation options. As part of the ceremony, new signage honoring Tempie Avery will be unveiled.

The $17 million Parks bond referendum approved by Asheville voters in 2016 is funding major improvements to Parks & Recreation facilities, acquiring land for parks, and improving outdoor courts, playgrounds and ballfield lighting throughout the city.

For more information, visit this informational webpage or contact the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department at 828-259-5800.


About the bond projects

The $74 million in bonds approved by voters in 2016 includes projects categorized in three areas: parks ($17 million), affordable housing ($25 million) and transportation ($32 million). From planning, projects move to design process and then into construction phase. Keep up with project phase, including money spent and other details, by visiting the City’s Capital Improvement Project and Bond Dashboard at this link. Find more information about the City’s Bond initiative on the City of Asheville website, under “City Projects.” Here is a direct link.