Friday - Aug 17, 2018

City Facilities

Bond project update: Playgrounds and sport courts under construction

Bond project update: Playgrounds and sport courts under construction

There will be lots of happy children and ball players in Asheville in the coming months. The renovation of playgrounds and sport courts were part of the $17 million Parks general obligation bond referendum that was approved by our community in 2016. Starting now, you will see work in progress in Malvern Hills Park, Murphy-Oakley

Take a #cityhallselfie on Aug. 15, Asheville

Take a #cityhallselfie on Aug. 15, Asheville

  On any given day you will find people snapping pictures of themselves in front of Asheville City Hall. The distinctive, eight-story eclectic Art Deco masterpiece designed by Douglas D. Ellington and built in the 1920s serves as a perfect placemaking backdrop for visitors and locals alike. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Asheville

Bond project: Groundbreaking to be held to kick off Montford Complex improvements

Bond project: Groundbreaking to be held to kick off Montford Complex improvements

Construction on Parks Department bond projects is underway.  Planning began in 2016 when Asheville voters approved a total of $74 million in bonds, including $17 million for Parks & Recreation facility expansion and improvements.   Now improvements to the Tempie Avery Montford Center Complex at 34 Pearson Drive are about to begin. A groundbreaking ceremony


Fourth of July: Change in Sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

Fourth of July: Change in Sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

Fireworks explode over the City of Asheville in this photo by Bill Rhodes.   Sanitation schedule shifts, ART buses to run on holiday schedule   Asheville City government offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will be closed July 4, as

City of Asheville offices closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

  Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 28. The Sanitation Division will not collect brush on Memorial Day and there will be


Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

Though they roam the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China, their close ancestors used to call the Southern Appalachians home. And now they’re returning! Red pandas will come to the WNC Nature Center this fall. At their April 24 meeting, Asheville City Council approved a $184,820 appropriation for the construction of the Red Panda Exhibit and Breeding

City of Asheville offices to close March 30

City of Asheville offices to close March 30

ART buses to run on holiday schedule   City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 30, as part of spring break. Sanitation Services will not be affected by the closing, as no trash or recycling is collected on Fridays.   ART bus service The City of Asheville ART bus service routes and

March 14 snow updates: Roads, rec centers, buses and more

March 14 snow updates: Roads, rec centers, buses and more

Hello March snow! Asheville Public Works crews headed out on the roads this morning spreading salt to clear the main roads.  Roads are now mostly clear.   According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Buncombe County until 11 a.m. Wednesday.   Here are some updates on City services affected by snow:


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