What we do

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.

Related Services

Register for programming

Register for parks & recreation programming such as camps and activities for children, teens, and adults.


Information about athletics programs offered by the City of Asheville.

Enjoy greenways

Explore an interactive map of the City's greenways and learn how to use them for your recreation and transportation enjoyment.

Community Events

Find upcoming camps, events, and programs and reserve a spot when space is limited.

Parks and Recreation News

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

  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 [...]

Asheville City pools to open for the season on June 8

    Get ready to cool it this summer at Asheville City pools. All three pools will open for the summer on June 8. Here is information on hours, admission, pool passes and swimming lessons for the children.   City pools Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek Road: Open June 8-Aug. 11, then Saturdays and Sundays only Aug. 17.-Sept. 2. [...]