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Carrier Park velodrome to be resurfaced

Hello Asheville bicyclists! Do you use the velodrome in Carrier Park? Then you’ll want to know about upcoming improvements to the track. At its Jan. 24 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized City Manager Gary Jackson to begin this project with an engineering contract. That kicks off the velodrome resurfacing project, slated for completion sometime this […]

Renovated Carrier Park building is now open!

No more portable potties at Carrier Park. Final inspections for the newly renovated Carrier Park restrooms/registration building have been completed and it is NOW OPEN. Thanks to everyone for their patience while the City renovated the restrooms! The project brings the building into compliance with the Americans with Disability Act. In addition to updating the plumbing, electrical […]

Interactive tool maps out proposed projects for Asheville bond referendum

Interested in where to find information about the City of Asheville’s proposed bond referendum? A new interactive tool maps out where the City of Asheville would make improvements under three bond referendums that go before voters in the Nov. 8 general election. The Proposed 2016 Bond Referendum Story Map guides voters through some examples of projects included […]

WNC Nature Center director joins prestigious zoos board of directors

WNC Nature Center Director Chris Gentile was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Sept. 10. At the AZA’s conference in San Diego, he took a place at the table of an influential international group of leaders in wildlife conservation and zoo management. AZA represents more than […]

City of Asheville offices closed for Fourth of July

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   All City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed, including the City’s Summer Playground Program. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Asheville Golf Course, Asheville Skate Park, Aston […]

Splasheville Update! Maintenance scheduled Monday – Tuesday, June 20-21

Splasheville will be open during the Mountain Flow Fest event Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19. We will have to close Splasheville Monday-Tuesday as crews clean the “bonnet” over the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage in Pack Square Park. Cleaning the canopy covering will involve using a pressure washer and we don’t want to take any unnecessary […]

Maintenance issue delays opening of Walton Street Pool; other pools open

Walton Street Pool update:   Asheville Parks & Recreation maintenance staff have encountered an issue that will result in the delay of the opening of the Walton Street Pool. The pump and the motor have broken and need to be replaced. The parts are on order and we have installation scheduled to be done as soon […]

Asheville crew repairs river access point with materials from the river

Fix comes just in time for kayaking, tubing season   High waters during winter washed away the better part of the river access stairs at Jean Webb Park, as will sometimes happen. This past week, Asheville Parks & Recreation staff went to work and restored the access stairs, using material from the French Broad River […]