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Regional Park Address
Azalea Park 498 Azalea Rd.
Azalea Park is located along the Swannanoa River in East Asheville. Amenities include the John B. Lewis Soccer complex which consists of four fields with synthetic turf, playground, picnic shelters, restrooms and parking. Along the eastern edge of the complex, at 395 Azalea Rd., is an off-leash Dog Park which features two separate fenced areas—one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Responsive image
Carrier Park 220 Amboy Rd.
Located along the French Broad River, Carrier Park is one of Asheville’s premier parks. Amenities include a velodrome for cycling, volleyball courts, inline hockey rink, basketball court, lawn bowling court, multi-use sports field, large playground, large picnic shelter, greenway access, river overlooks, wetland interpretive trails, restrooms and parking. Responsive image
French Broad River Park 508 Riverview Dr.
The French Broad River Park in West Asheville features a vast area of open green space with old trees, picnic gazebo, restrooms, greenway access, scenic river overlooks, an observation deck, small playground, restrooms and parking. There is also an off-leash Dog Park which features two separate fenced areas—one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Responsive image
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 50 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
This park located near downtown pays homage to the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a life-size memorial statue set in a landscaped courtyard. Amenities include a lighted ball field with concessions, playground, picnic shelter, restrooms and parking. Responsive image
Pack Square Park 80 Court Plaza & 121 College St.
Pack Square Park provides a wonderful downtown venue for events. Amenities include an outdoor stage with terraced seating, open green space, native trees and shrubs, Splasheville (an interactive splash fountain), original artwork, visitor pavilion and restrooms. Responsive image
Pritchard Park 67 Patton Ave.
Pritchard Park is located in the heart of downtown and features large boulders, walkways, amphitheater-style seating and landscaping. It is a favorite spot for special events and street performers. Responsive image
Richmond Hill Park 300 Richmond Hill Dr.
Asheville’s largest wooded city park features a hilly terrain and views of the French Broad River. Amenities include an 18-hole disc golf course, a series of unpaved trails and parking. Responsive image
Park Address
Albemarle Park The Circle Rd.
Amboy Riverfront Park 180 Amboy Rd.
Ann Patton Joyce Park 30 Hawthorne Dr.
Aston Park 336 Hilliard Ave.
Charlie Bullman Park 719 New Haw Creek Rd.
Choctaw Street Park 105 Choctaw St.
E.W. Grove Park 338 Charlotte St.
Falconhurst Park (In Development) BelleAir Rd.
Forest Park Forest Hill Dr.
Grace’s Garden Patton & Lexington Ave.
Griffing Blvd. Rose Garden Griffing Blvd.
Haw Creek Park 40 Avon Rd.
Herb Watts Park 64 Erskine St.
Hummingbird Park 97 Starnes Ave.
Jake Rusher Park 132 Peachtree St.
Jean Webb Park 30 Riverside Dr.
Kenilworth Park 79 Wyoming Rd.
Leah Chiles Park 123 Lakewood Dr.
Magnolia Park 51 Magnolia Ave.
Malvern Hills Park 75 Rumbough Pl.
Masters Park (In Development) 101 Maple Dr.
Meadow Park Caledonia Rd.
Montford Park 345 Montford Ave.
Mountainside Park 55 Hunt Hill Pl.
Murphy-Oakley Park 715 Fairview Rd.
Murray Hill Park 123 Bartlett St.
Owens-Bell Park 7 Owens Bell Ln.
Ray L. Kisiah Park 70 W Chapel Rd.
Recreation Park 72 Gashes Creek Rd.
Riverbend Park 100 Bleachery Blvd.
Roger Farmer Memorial Park 71 Deaverview Rd.
Seven Springs Park 13 Caledonia Rd.
Sunset Park 41 Sunset Pkwy.
Triangle Park 56 South Market St.
Walton Street Park 570 Walton St.
Weaver Park 200 Murdock Ave.
West Asheville Park 11 Vermont Ave.
White Fawn Park (In Development) 166 Reservoir Rd.
White Pine Park White Pine Ct.

Center Rentals

Some centers are available to rent for your next big event, birthday party or family reunion. For more information, please contact the center directly.

Volunteers

Centers rely on volunteers to assist with many youth program activities such as academic tutoring, flag football, basketball and track. Volunteers are also needed as instructors for arts and crafts, music, dance and outdoor programs. For more information, please contact the center directly.

Recreation Center Phone Number
Burton Street Center, 134 Burton St.
Shateisha Bowden, Facility Manager
828-254-1942
Burton Street Center features an auditorium, game room, billiard room, arts and crafts room, a computer lab, a weight room and a kitchen. The park surrounding the center features two basketball courts, a playground and a play field. Responsive image
East Asheville Center, 906 Tunnel Rd.
Jennifer Pickering, Executive Director of Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)
828-686-8742
Located in the Haw Creek community, the East Asheville Center is part of a complex housing the East Asheville Branch Library and a fire station. The center is currently managed by LEAF Community Arts as the base of operations for cultural arts programming and the mobile art lab. A large playground, picnic tables, grills and a basketball court are open to the public. Responsive image
Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston St.
Kimberly Zygmant, Facility Manager
828-259-5483
Located in central Asheville, the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center is the home to a variety of creative programs for all ages. The center features classrooms and an auditorium with a stage. Responsive image
Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd.
Open, Facility Manager
828-350-2051
Harvest House is located in the Kenilworth neighborhood of east Asheville and provides activities targeted to senior citizens. The center features pool tables, a loaning library, computer, and large and small multipurpose rooms. Several classrooms feature weaving, ceramics and a full-service woodshop. Responsive image
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center, 121 Shiloh Rd.
Tameka Crudup, Facility Manager
828-274-7739
The Linwood Crump Shiloh Center, located in south Asheville, offers a variety of activities for all ages. The center features a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, weight room and classrooms and is surrounded by Shiloh Park with a lighted ball field, basketball courts, tennis court, walking track and a playground. Responsive image
Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center, 749 Fairview Rd.
Christine Murawski, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
828-251-4029
Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center is located in east Asheville, and is part of the complex housing the Oakley Branch Library and a fire station. This center is the home base for the Outdoor Recreation Programs. Murphy-Oakley Park is adjacent to the center featuring a playground, baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts and a large picnic shelter. Responsive image
North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Rd.
Dee Black, Program Manager
828-259-5809
The North Asheville Community Center is a multipurpose center reserved for use by partner and affiliate groups. Call for a complete list of current groups and activities. Responsive image
Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove St.
Kim Isley, Facility Manager
828-350-2062
Located in downtown Asheville, the Senior Opportunity Center offers a variety of programs for senior citizens. Along with a multi-purpose area, the center features a greenhouse, craft and sewing room and a billiard room. The “Shining Seniors” Program provides a variety of activities and a hot, nutritious lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is served at 12 p.m. (reservations are required).

*There are restrictions as to who can be served a meal, which is sponsored in part by the Council on Aging. Interested persons should call the center for details.

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Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.
Kim Kennedy, Facility Manager
828-350-2058
The Stephens-Lee Recreation Center is located off S. Charlotte St. at Max Street. The center offers a wide variety of programs and classes for all ages, with special emphasis on wellness and fitness for women. The center features a gymnasium and fitness center with free weights, treadmills, recumbent bikes, StairMaster, elliptical machines, chest press multi-leg extension and multi-pull machine. “Women only” workout times are designed specifically for women by women. The park surrounding the center includes playgrounds, a basketball court and the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Garden. Responsive image
Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Dr.
Shana Kriewall, Facility Manager
828-253-3714
Located in the heart of the Montford neighborhood, the Tempie Avery Montford Center features a climbing wall, gymnasium and two multi-purpose rooms. The center is surrounded by the Montford Complex with a playground, tennis court, lighted ball field and the Hazel B. Robinson Amphitheater. Responsive image
West Asheville Community Center, 970 Haywood Rd.
Lori Long, Recreation Therapist
828-232-4529
The West Asheville Community Center is located in the heart of West Asheville and is part of the complex housing a fire station and police resource center. The center includes a full service kitchen and a multi-purpose room. A playground and basketball court are adjacent to the center. Responsive image
Facility Address
Asheville Municipal Golf Course 226 Fairview Dr.
The Asheville Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Western North Carolina. The 18-hole golf course designed by Hall of Fame golf architect Donald Ross opened for play in 1927.

As in all of Ross’s courses, it was designed to be challenging as well as fun. The par 36 front nine, measuring 3,246 yards from the back tees, features a flat, wide-open course allowing the use of a driver on every hole.

Rental clubs are available. The clubhouse features a pro shop and a concession area. Pass Holder Tags are available for individuals, families, juniors and seniors.

Phone: 828-298-1867
Website: www.ashevillegc.com

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Aston Park Tennis Center/Park 336 Hilliard Ave.
Aston Park Tennis Center is one of the finest public clay court facilities in the United States. There are 12 lighted clay courts designed and constructed of the Har-Tru Fast Dry clay court material. The facility is open to the public.
Laura Loftis, Facility Manager
Phone: 828-251-4074
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McCormick Field 30 Buchanan Pl.
McCormick Field is home to the Asheville Tourists professional baseball club, a Class A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies organization.

McCormick Field is built into the side of of a hill and is surrounded by trees, making this a unique and charming place to take in a game. Although the field itself dates back to 1924, the grandstand was completely rebuilt before the 1992 season.

The Asheville Tourists Baseball Club manages the operations of McCormick Field.
Phone: 828-258-0428
Website: www.milb.com/asheville

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Memorial Stadium/Field 32 Buchanan Pl.
Memorial Stadium was purchased in 1925 and dedicated on October 7, 1927. Originally, the stadium’s entrance was intended to serve as a memorial to the western North Carolina veterans lost in World War II. The brick archway was later constructed in honor of the veterans and the stadium was re-dedicated in 1949. The grandstands were demolished in 1982 due to structural concerns. The bleachers currently at the stadium were once part of the speedway, which is now Carrier Park. Responsive image
Riverside Cemetery 53 Birch St.
The City of Asheville’s Riverside Cemetery is not just a place where families come to visit a friend or a loved one. It is a place of beauty—a place where you can walk, take photographs, paint and visit the grave sites of prominent writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Walking Tours are available at the cemetery office and can offer a unique journey into Asheville’s past. More than 4,000 visitors tour the cemetery each year.

Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District, a short walk or drive from downtown. The cemetery features more than 87 acres of landscaped grounds.

The cemetery averages approximately 50 services each year. Services offered include grave sales, historical and genealogical research, cemetery tours, landscape maintenance, and assistance with monument purchases.

Joshua Darty, Cemetery Supervisor
Phone: 828-350-2066 (office hours by appointment only)
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Skatepark 50 Cherry St. N
The City of Asheville’s Skatepark provides 17,000 sq. ft. of skating excitement. Designed and built by Team Pain, the unique concrete park has three distinctive areas: a beginner bowl, intermediate street course and an advanced vertical bowl.

Phone: 828-259-5800

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WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Rd.
The WNC Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity. Featuring over 60 species of animals including river otters, black bear, red wolves and cougars, the Center welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually.

The WNC Nature Center is managed by the Asheville Parks & Recreation Department.

Phone: 828-259-8080
Website: www.wildwnc.org

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