Asheville Parks and Recreation


ParkBenchGroup.jpgThe park system of Asheville reflects it wondrous setting from the surrounding mountains to its rivers. The parks are predominantly nestled within various neighborhoods of the city and serve a variety of passive and active recreation needs. 

Asheville Parks can take the form of an intimate wooded setting for picnicking within a historic neighborhood or a complex of athletic fields with playground equipment and a pool. There are also a number of special and regional parks that embrace Asheville’s diversity both culturally and environmentally.

In addition to all the open parks, the Outdoor Recreation Program offers exciting outdoor adventure and environmental education opportunities for all ages and abilities. You will find all you need to make your outdoor adventure plans for the upcoming season. Activities include summer adventure camps, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, youth programs, senior programs, overnight trips and special events.
Asheville Events and Attractions

In Asheville, cultural and community celebrations are a way of life. Asheville is home to some of the most widely attended and celebrated festivals in the Southeast. Asheville produces award-winning events, family entertainment and holiday celebrations for Asheville residents and visitors throughout the year.

July 4th Celebration 
Come join Asheville’s residents downtown for the 4th of July Celebration. This is anChristmasFestival.jpg event for the whole family! The festivities start in the early afternoon and continue throughout the evening. The day will feature live music from some of Asheville’s hottest bands along with a wide range of family activities, a variety of food from area vendors and a grand fireworks finale.

Bele Chere 
Come celebrate 31 years of beautiful living in July. Multiple stages, two food courts and hundreds of artists will take over downtown for Asheville’s annual street party. More than 300,000 people are expected to take in the sights and sounds of one of the Southeast’s largest free festivals.

Asheville Film Festival 
The Asheville Film Festival will welcome filmmakers and film lovers to downtown Asheville to celebrate four days of independent films. Parties, networking and educational seminars will highlight the festival. 

Asheville Civic Center
The Asheville Civic Center is a regional destination for outstanding entertainment, trade shows and events. The Civic Center offers Western North Carolina diverse entertainment from rock concerts and sporting events to family shows and performing arts.
Dennis J Whitson
Dennis J Whitson
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