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Albemarle Park
Albemarle Park
Terrace at Quarry Road
Asheville, NC 28801

Located in "The Circle", in the historic Albemarle Park in north Asheville, the passive green space features gentle sloped lawns and mature canopy trees.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Amboy Road River Park
Amboy Road River Park
180 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Located on Amboy Road along the French Broad River in west Asheville, this peaceful park consists of a trail and is part of the French Broad River Greenway.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Ann Patton Joyce Park
Ann Patton Joyce Park
30 Hawthorne Drive
Asheville, NC 28805

Located on Beverly Road in east Asheville, this green space sits in the heart of the Beverly Hills community and features a toddler playground and benches.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
The Asheville Urban Trail Walking Tour
Asheville Urban Trail
Starts at Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

The Asheville Urban Trail, a walking tour of downtown Asheville, highlights the unique architecture, people, and historic events of the city. The Urban Trail is divided into five distinct eras, each of which has a symbol. These symbols are carved into pink granite blocks placed in the sidewalk along the way for you to follow. All street crosswalks for the trail are marked. Enjoyed in its entirety, the walking tour requires approximately two hours to complete. The map in this brochure identifies each of the 30 stations by a number. All 30 stations include a piece of art and/or a bronze plaque that describes the station.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Aston Park
Aston Park
336 Hilliard Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

One of Asheville’s oldest parks and located near downtown featuring a playground, picnic shelter, restrooms, and the Aston Park Tennis Center. The Center is the finest public clay court facilities in the United States offering 12 lighted clay tennis courts. The center is open to the public daily, April thru late November. (828) 251-4074
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Azalea Park
Azalea Park
498 Azalea Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Located on Azalea Road along the Swannanoa River in east Asheville, this 155-acre park is currently being developed as one of Asheville’s top parks. The John B. Lewis Soccer complex consists of 4 soccer fields and a picnic shelter. More special features to come including trails, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more.

Much is on the horizon for Azalea Park. Check back from time to time to see the latest in making this dream of a new community park for Asheville come true.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Azalea Dog Park
Azalea Dog Park
395 Azalea Road
Asheville, NC 28802

There is a separate area for small dogs and another for large dogs. a gazebo is located in the large dog area.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Burton Street Recreation Center
Burton Street Recreation Center
134 Burton Street
Asheville, NC 28806

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.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Carrier Park
Carrier Park
220 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806

One of Asheville’s premiere parks offers volleyball courts, a giant playground, a roller-hockey rink, a basketball court, a multi-use track, a lawn bowling court, a paved trail, a multi-use sports field for baseball and soccer, a picnic pavilion, river overlooks, boat landing, a wetland interpretive and education area, and more trails. Located at 220 Amboy Road and Michigan Avenue in west Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Charlie Bullman Park
Charlie Bullman Park
719 New Haw Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Named after an Asheville legend in youth sports, Charlie Bullman Park features two lighted ballfields, concession and restrooms. Located on New Haw Creek Road in east Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Choctaw Street Park
Choctaw Street Park
105 Choctaw Street
Asheville, NC 28801

A neighborhood getaway tucked in the Livingston Heights neighborhood. Located on Choctaw Street in central Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
East Asheville Recreation Center
East Asheville Recreation Center
906 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Located in the Haw Creek community on Tunnel Road, East Asheville Center is part of the complex housing the East Asheville Branch Library and a fire station. The center includes a full service kitchen and a large multi-purpose room. Outside the center is a large playground, picnic tables, grills and a basketball court.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Food Lion Skate Park
Food Lion Skate Park
50 Cherry Street
Asheville, NC 28801

The FOOD LION SKATEPARK is 17,000 square feet of skating excitement located at the corner of Flint and Cherry St. in downtown Asheville across I-240 from the Civic Center. Designed and built by Team Pain, Food Lion SkatePark is a unique concrete park with three distinctive areas in the beginner bowl, intermediate street course and an advanced vertical bowl.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
French Broad River Greenway
French Broad River Greenway
180 Amboy Road
Asheville, NC 28806

This roughly 2.5-mile French Broad River Greenway system is Asheville’s major north-south alternative transportation corridor and overlaps with a portion of the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan, a major urban waterfront redevelopment project.The Dykeman plan calls for a 10’ wide greenway trail along Riverside Drive, Lyman Street, Meadow Street and Swannanoa River Road. The trail will be separated from the road by a grass strip and will at times meander in and out of various riverfront parks. It connects a series of proposed riverfront parks on Riverside Drive and the River Arts District to the Amboy Road river park system and West Asheville to the River Arts District.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
French Broad River Park
French Broad River Park
508 Riverview Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

One of Asheville’s most beautiful parks, the park meanders alongside the tranquil French Broad River and features a vast area of open green space with old trees, a wildflower garden, a paved trail, a gazebo,picnic tables and grills, an observation deck, and a small playground. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing your pooch! Located at Amboy Rd. and Riverview Dr. in west Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
French Broad River Park - Dog Park
French Broad River Dog Park
508 Riverview Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

One acre fenced and wood chipped yard for off-leash dogs. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area, with a water pump, perfect for exercising and socializing your dog.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Glenn’s Creek Greenway
Glenn’s Creek Greenway
Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801

This trail extends from Weaver Park to the Botanical Gardens of UNC-Asheville for a length of one mile. It is a paved trail mostly 10’ wide and connects the Norwood, Montford and University neighborhoods. This greenway is completed except for a short section begins at Weaver Park and ends at Kimberly Avenue where an on-road greenway is proposed. The greenway is proposed along the creek, in an existing sewer right-of-way, and in close proximity to residences on both east and west sides of Glenn’s Creek.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Griffing Blvd. Rose Garden
Griffing Blvd. Rose Garden
Griffing Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804

The Griffing Blvd. Rose Garden is located within the median of Griffing Blvd in north Asheville. This neighborhood gem is in its true glory in the spring and summer months when the hundreds of rose bushes are in full bloom.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Grove Park
Grove Park
338 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801

This beautiful green space boasts giant old flowering trees and a turn of the century stone wall. Located off Charlotte St. in the Grove Park neighborhood in north Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Havest House Recreation Center
Havest House Recreation Center
205 Kenilworth Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Harvest House is located in the Kenilworth neighborhood in east Asheville offering activities for all ages. 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.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Haw Creek Park
Haw Creek Park40 Avon Road
Asheville, NC 28805

This neighborhood park features wooded natural areas, trails, a gazebo, restrooms, and a picnic shelter. Located on Avon Road in the Haw Creek community in east Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at Montford Center
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre
90 Gay Street
Asheville, NC 28801

The Montford Park Players encourage the use of the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre as much as possible by other groups during the summer months and work closely with Asheville City Parks and Recreation Department to help make this resource available to as many community oriented performance groups as possible, however their heavy use of the theater during the summer does limit its availability.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Herb Watts Park
Herb Watts Park
62 Erskine Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Herb Watts Park is a neighborhood park with a playground.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Jake Rusher Park
Jake Rusher Park
132 Peachtree Street
Arden, NC 28704

The park currently features a giant playground. Formerly Royal Pines Park, the park is located in south Asheville on Royal Pines Road.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Kenilworth Park
Kenilworth Park
79 Wyoming Road
Asheville, NC 28803

The park offers a playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, restrooms and a large open play area. Located in the heart of the Kenilworth neighborhood on Wyoming Road off of Kenilworth Road.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Lakewood Park
Lakewood Park
Lakewood Parkway
Asheville, NC 28803

Also located in Kenilworth in east Asheville, this neighborhood park features a playground, a sandbox, a half-court basketball court and a ballfield. Located on Lakewood Parkway. To reserve the park contact Harvest House, 828-350-2051.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex
Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex
121 Shiloh Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Linwood Crump - Shiloh Complex, located in south Asheville, offers a variety of activities for all ages, plus the Youth Enrichment Program offering recreation activities especially for youth. The center features a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, library, weight room and classrooms; and is surrounded by Shiloh Park with a lighted ball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, walking track and a playground. Contact the center to reserve the park or meeting rooms.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Magnolia Park
Magnolia Park
51 Magnolia Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

This small park features a playground, a small picnic shelter, a half court basketball court, restrooms and a paved trail. Located on Flint Street in the Montford neighborhood.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Malvern Hills Park & Pool
Malvern Hills Park & Pool
75 Rumbough Place
Asheville, NC 28806

A favorite summer spot in West Asheville, this park offers an outdoor swimming pool with a pavilion, a bathhouse, restrooms and a concession area. The park also includes a large picnic shelter, lighted tennis courts, a playground and a trail. Located at Rumbough and Sulphur Springs Road in west Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
50 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Asheville, NC 28801

Centrally located in downtown Asheville, this park pays homage to a great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a life-size memorial statue set in a landscaped courtyard. The park includes a lighted ballfield with concession, restrooms, a playground, picnic tables and grills, and a picnic shelter. The park is located off Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. in central Asheville. To reserve the ballfield contact the Athletics Division, 828-251-4024 or 828-251-4026.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Montford Park
Montford Park
345 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Located in the heart of the historic Montford neighborhood on Montford Ave. in central Asheville, this park has a basketball court, two lighted tennis courts and a concession.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Montford Recreation Complex
Montford Recreation Complex
34 Pearson Drive
Asheville, NC 28801

Located in the heart of the Montford neighborhood, the Montford Center features the Montford 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. (828) 253-3714
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Mountainside Park
Mountainside Park
55 Hunt Hill Place
Asheville, NC 28801

The park is located on Hunt Hill St. in central Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Murphy-Oakley Park
Murphy-Oakley Park
715 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28803

The park includes a lighted ballfield, three tennis courts, a playground, a picnic shelter, a concession and restrooms. Oakley Park is located on Fairview Rd. in east Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center
Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center
749 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Murphy-Oakley Center is located in east Asheville, and is part of the complex housing the Oakley Branch Library and a fire station. The center includes a full service kitchen, classroom and a multi-purpose room. (828) 251-4042
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Murray Hill Park
Murray Hill Park
Bartlett Street
Asheville, NC 28801

One of Asheville’s newest parks is in south Asheville on Bartlett St. in the South French Broad neighborhood. The park features a walking trail and pavilion with benches and picnic tables.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
North Asheville Recreation Center
North Asheville Recreation Center
37 Larchmont Drive
Asheville, NC 28804

The North Asheville Center is a multipurpose center reserved for use by co-sponsored clubs and civic groups.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Pack Square Park
Pack Square Park
Located in the heart of downtown
Asheville, NC 28801

Pack Square has a long history as the center of life for over a century. It is home to many special events and highlighted by the Vance Monument. To reserve use of the Square, contact 828-259-5738.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Pritchard Park
Pritchard Park
67 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

One of Asheville’s premier parks is located in the heart of downtown featuring large boulders with waterfalls, walkways, amphitheater-style seating and attractive landscaping. It is a favorite spot for special events and street performers.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Recreation Park & Pool
Recreation Park & Pool
69 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Located along the Swannanoa River, the park features an outdoor swimming pool, playground and picnic shelters. It is located in the same complex with Azalea Park and the WNC Nature Center.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Reed Creek Greenway
Reed Creek Greenway
Asheville, NC 28804


This trail extends from Weaver Park to the Botanical Gardens of UNC-Asheville for a length of one mile. It is a paved trail mostly 10’ wide and connects the Norwood, Montford and University neighborhoods. This greenway is completed except for a short section begins at Weaver Park and ends at Kimberly Avenue where an on-road greenway is proposed. The greenway is proposed along the creek, in an existing sewer right-of-way, and in close proximity to residences on both east and west sides of Glenn’s Creek.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Richmond Hill Park
Richmond Hill Park
280 Richmond Hill Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

A large park located in West Asheville on Richmond Hill Dr. offering over 180-acres of natural wooded terrain and views of the French Broad River. Amenities include a disc golf course and a series of unpaved trails.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
River Bend Park
River Bend Park
Swannanoa River Road
Asheville, NC 28805

River Bend Park features a trail and benches along the Swannanoa River on Swannanoa River Road east of South Tunnel Road in Asheville. River Bend Parks is accessible from the North corner of the Super Walmart parking lot. (see also Swannanoa Greenway)
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Riverside Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
53 Birch Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Historic Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District on Birch St. The cemetery features over 87 acres of landscaped grounds and is the final resting place for many of Asheville's early notable citizens such as writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. For more information call 828-350-2066.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Roger Farmer Memorial Park
Roger Farmer Memorial Park
71 Deaverview Road
Asheville, NC 28806

This ballpark complex features three ballfields, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, concession and restrooms. The park is located on Deaverview Rd. in west Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Senior Opportunity Recreation Center
Senior Opportunity Recreation Center
36 Grove Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Shiloh Park
Shiloh Park
121 Shiloh Road
Asheville, NC 28803

This neighborhood park is located in the heart of the Shiloh neighborhood on Shiloh Rd. in south Asheville and surrounded by the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center. It features a lighted ballfield with concession and restrooms, a basketballcourt, tennis court, playground, picnic tables and a trail.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Stephens-Lee Center
Stephens-Lee Center
30 George Washington Carver Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

The Stephens-Lee Center is located off S. Charlotte Street 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.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Sunset Park
Sunset Park
Sunset Parkway
Asheville, NC 28801

This passive park is located along the Sunset Parkway and features natural areas and open space.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Thomas Wolfe Plaza
Thomas Wolfe Plaza
52 N Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Located in downtown Asheville on Woodfin Street, this brick plaza is a peaceful spot to relax in the downtown area.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Walton Street Park & Pool
Walton Street Park & Pool
570 Oakland Road
Asheville, NC 28802

Located in south-central Asheville on Walton St., this neighborhood park is popular for summer activities featuring an outdoor swimming pool complete with a concession and bath house, as well as, a softball field, a picnic shelter and a playground.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
W.C. Reid Recreation Center
W.C. Reid Recreation Center
133 Livingston Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Located in central Asheville, the W.C. Reid Center is the home to a variety of creative programs for all ages. The center features classrooms, a gymnasium and an auditorium with a stage.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
Weaver Park
Weaver Park
200 Murdock Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804

The park features a lighted ballfield, concession, a basketball court, playground, tennis courts, picnic shelter, a trail and a restroom. Weaver Park is located off Merrimon Ave. in north Asheville.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
West Asheville Recreation Center
West Asheville Recreation Center
970 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

West Asheville 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. Call for a complete list of activities and availability of rental space.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
West Asheville Park
West Asheville Park
11 Vermont Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806

Located in west Asheville on Vermont Ave. and home to Gassaway Field, a Little League baseball field. The park also features concessions and restrooms, a playground and a picnic shelter.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
WNC Nature Center - Zoo
WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

The WNC Nature Center is 42 acres of animals in their native Southern Appalachian Mountain habitats. The center provides an opportunity to learn, to touch and to know our rich natural heritage through educational and interactive exhibits. The Nature Center facility offers animals, picnic areas, gift shop and restrooms.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities
White Pine Park
White Pine Park
White Pine Court
Asheville, NC 28805

This park is located in the White Pine neighborhood on White Pine Ct. in east Asheville and features open space and picnic tables.
Asheville Public Parks & Recreation Facilities

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