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Parks and Recreation Centers

Council approves funds for Carrier Park Sport Courts and Park Plaza

Council approves funds for Carrier Park Sport Courts and Park Plaza

Pick-up basketball players, rejoice. Your court will get an upgrade soon. And Asheville’s inline hockey players will enjoy facility upgrades too. At its May 10 meeting, City Council approved of $350,000 to renovate the Sports Court and Park Plaza in Carrier Park. It marks the second improvement Council will have approved for the park in recent weeks.


Pritchard Park improvements to include landscape and lighting

Pritchard Park improvements to include landscape and lighting

Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville’s triangle-shaped park at Patton and College avenues and Haywood Street, will get some freshening up in coming months. The City is gearing up for improvements to the park’s landscape and lighting, primarily. For now, there won’t be changes to the hardscape, the walkways or seating areas. Since the park was installed


City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: city parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf Course, Food Lion Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis Center, Recreation

Photos: Blue Ridge Parkway coin launched in downtown Asheville

Photos: Blue Ridge Parkway coin launched in downtown Asheville

People gathered in Pack Square Park June 25, 2015, for the launch of the Blue Ridge Parkway quarter, the 28th coin in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters program. Grammy-winning musician David Holt played music during the quarter launch. Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods made remarks as did Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell.


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