Open spaces, parks, recreation and cultural arts provide opportunities for living, learning and leading a full and productive life. Parks and recreation benefit individuals and neighborhoods while having a positive impact on economic growth and environmental preservation. The Asheville Parks & Recreation Department maintains 54 public parks, 6 miles of greenways, 11 community centers, numerous programs for youth, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, a comprehensive athletics program, and many facilities that provide resources for a range of activities.
Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.
Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment.
Hours and information about pools and Splashville, Asheville's interactive splash play fountain.
Find parks and facilities near you. Search by location or amenity, or view a list of centers and parks.
Find upcoming camps, events, and programs and reserve a spot when space is limited.
Learn about and enroll in therapeutic programs like adaptive bowling, inclusive football, or cooking.
Learn about adult and senior programs and how to enroll.
Learn about and enroll in teen programs like afterschool care, teacher work day programs, camps, and athletics.
Learn about and enroll in enriching toddler programs such as arts, music, and sign-language.
View parks and recreation shelters that can be reserved and make a reservation.
Learn about the City's youth programs, including afterschool, camps, teacher workday programs, athletics, art and music, and more!
Parks and Recreation News
ART buses to run on holiday schedule Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 27. The Sanitation Division will not collect […]
On May 10, the WNC Nature Center will host its first Brews & Bears event of the 2019 season. Due to the popularity of this after-hours event, there will be four events in the series: May 10, June 14, July 12, and August 9. The events will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There […]
The grass parking area at Mountainside Park will be closed to the public during the 2019 Asheville Tourists baseball season. In response to concerns from the Edgehill and Hunt Hill neighborhoods, these changes in parking will help alleviate traffic impacts during home games. The grass area will be designated parking for Tourists staff […]