We are excited to announce that updates at Weaver Park.
It has been many years since the park was built and it is in need of upgrades. The City is committed to providing high-quality and fun park experiences for users and neighbors with a focus on improving safety, reducing routine maintenance, and enhancing accessibility. It is anticipated that the project will include rebuilding the tennis courts, resurfacing the basketball court, replacing the park bridge, improving the parking lots, landscaping, and installing new park lighting.
Tennis courts will not be double lined for pickleball at this location. Outdoor pickleball courts are located in Kenilworth Park, Malvern Hills Park, Montford Park, and Murphy-Oakley Park.
In 2016, the outdoor court renovation plan was included in the City’s $17 million bond referendum to support park and recreation facilities improvements. The bond referendum was approved by Asheville voters resulting in an allocation of $1 million for outdoor court rebuilding projects. Locations for court renovations were selected using an equity matrix that included conditions of the existing facility, neighborhood demographics and park resource distribution. However, construction prices were at a premium and Weaver Park courts were unable to be renovated with bond funding.
Remaining a priority, Asheville Parks & Recreation has allocated community investment money so that the project is funded and moves forward.
Summer 2021: Project Design
Winter-Spring 2022: Project Bidding
March 8, 2022: City Council unanimously approves contract for bridge
Spring-Summer 2022: Construction
May 16, 2022 – Benches removed at tennis courts for rebuilding (scheduled)
May 23, 2022 – Tennis courts close as rebuilding begins (scheduled)
Conceptual map of the planned improvements – will post when available
Wayne Simmons, Parks & Recreation, 828-259-5809
Rebecca Cipriano, Capital Projects, 828-424-5596