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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and birds alike. Serviceberries are early


Carrier Park velodrome to be resurfaced

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!

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

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 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


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