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Staff Directory

Main Phone: 828-259-5800
E-mail: parks@ashevillenc.gov

 

Mailing Address Physical Address  

Asheville Parks & Recreation

PO Box 7148

Asheville, NC 28802

 

City Hall

70 Court Plaza, 4th Floor

Asheville, NC 28801

 

 

Contact Phone Number
   
Administration
 Roderick Simmons, Director
828-259-5808
 Debbie Ivester, Assistant Director
828-259-5804
   
City Hall, 4th Floor, Business Services

Christy Bass, Business Services Supervisor

Primary Focus Areas: Administrative Services, Budget

828-259-5801
Max Cherry, Recreation Software and Programming Specialist 828-259-5555
Open, Administrative Assistant 828-259-5802
Open, Senior Office Assistant 828-251-4068
   
City Hall, 4th Floor, Program Managers

Sandra Travis, Program Manager
Primary Focus Areas: Community Relations, Community Events, Marketing/Advertising

828-259-5841
Mark Halstead, Program Manager
Primary Focus Areas: Equity Programming, Park Planning/Maintenance, Asset Mgmt.
828-251-4024
Dee Black, Program Manager
Focus Area: Community/Senior Centers, Aston Tennis Center
828-259-5809
Allison Dains, Program Manager
Focus Area: Community Programming, Athletics, Aquatics
828-251-4081
   
Park Planning & Design, City Hall, 4th Floor
Al Kopf, Landscape Architect 828-259-5838
   
Community Programming, Recreation Park Office, 72 Gashes Creek Rd.
Candy Hensley-Shaw, Sr. Community Outreach Specialist and Aquatics Manager 828-259-5826
Devin Irvin, Athletic Director 828-251-4026
Kim Turner, Athletic Coordinator 828-232-4526
Christine Murawski, Outdoor Program Coordinator 828-251-4029
   
Recreation Centers [ more info... ]
Burton Street Center, 134 Burton St.
Shateisha Bowden, Facility Manager
828-254-1942

Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St.

Kimberly Zygmant, Facility Manager

828-259-5483

Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd.

Open, Facility Manager

828-350-2051

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center, 121 Shiloh Rd.

Tameka Crudup, Facility Manager

828-274-7739

Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center, 749 Fairview Rd.

Christine Murawski, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

828-251-4029

North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Rd.

Dee Black, Program Manager

828-259-5809

Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove St.

Kim Isley, Facility Manager

828-350-2062

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.

Kim Kennedy, Facility Manager

828-350-2058

Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Dr.

Shana Kriewall, Facility Manager

828-253-3714

West Asheville Community Center, 970 Haywood Rd.

Lori Long, Recreation Therapist

828-232-4529
   
Swimming Pools [ more info... ]
Candy Hensley-Shaw, Aquatics Manager 828-259-5826
Malvern Hills Pool, 75 Rumbough Pl. 828-253-1164
Recreation Park Pool, 75 Gashes Creek Rd. 828-298-0880
Walton Street Pool, 570 Walton St. 828-253-1143
   
Other Facilities

Aston Park Tennis Center, 336 Hilliard Ave.

Laura Loftis, Facility Manager

828-251-4074
Asheville Municipal Golf Course, 226 Fairway Dr. 828-298-1867

Memorial Stadium, 32 Buchanan Pl.

828-251-4026 
McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Pl. 828-258-0428

Riverside Cemetery, 53 Birch St.

Joshua Darty, Cemetery Supervisor

828-350-2066 
Skate Park, 50 Cherry St. (Corner of Flint St. & Cherry St.)
Christy Bass, Business Services Supervisor
828-259-5800

WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd.

Chris Gentile, Director

828-259-8080
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