The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host the second public meeting in a series of participation opportunities to gain public feedback in the development of the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan, 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville.
At a public meeting in July, comment was taken on the facility and programs in preparation to develop a concept master plan for the recreation center. At this second meeting the public is invited to make comment on a concept drawing of the master plan.
Check out the plan, give your input
The public meeting to view the concept drawing and receive comment will be held 6 to 8 p.m. January 14 at the Shiloh Center. Public comment also accepted online Jan. 14 – Feb. 12 at ashevillenc.gov/parks, and at the Shiloh Center.
About the Shiloh Center
The Linwood Crump Shiloh Center is a two-story, 21,200-square-foot building including a gymnasium, multipurpose room, library, classrooms, weight room, kitchen, storage, office, restrooms and an outdoor patio. The 6-acre park consist of a playground, tennis court, ball field, basketball court, restrooms, walking trail and parking.
The center is the former Shiloh Elementary School. The City of Asheville acquired the property in a lease agreement in 1977 with Buncombe County Schools to be used as a public recreation center, and later purchased it in 1997. Over the years the city made improvements to the center and surrounding park including the addition of a gymnasium and playground; improvements to the ball field, parking and lighting; added an outdoor patio and walking trail, and replaced the roof. The gymnasium constructed in the mid-1970s was recently renovated to bring it up to the standards of a modern public gym.
Where to get more information
Stay up to date on the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan at the City of Asheville website at ashevillenc.gov/parks. For information, contact Debbie Ivester at 828-259-5804, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about all Asheville Parks and Recreation programs, visit ashevillenc.gov/parks, the City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Facebook page or call 828-259-5800.