Wednesday - Jan 16, 2019

Parks and Recreation Centers

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.

Grilling on Greenways held in Carrier Park

Grilling on Greenways held in Carrier Park

The City of Asheville’s Riverfront Redevelopment Office invites everyone to attend the informational public meeting, “Grilling on Greenways” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 at the Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Road. Grilling on Greenways will showcase the five greenway projects that are currently being designed and prepared for construction: The Clingman Forest Greenway,

WNC Nature Center wolf pups get names ***UPDATE*** Gray wolf exhibit open!

***UPDATE*** Nova and Wayah have acclimated to their new home and their exhibit is now open for WNC Nature Center visitors to view! Calling them Wolf One and Wolf Two just won’t do, so the gray wolf pups that joined the WNC Nature Center in June have gotten their names. The female (and lighter colored

Checking in on the Lake Craig/Azalea Road project

Six months in and the Lake Craig/Azalea Road project is well underway as specialized contractors begin the highly visible streambed relocation along the Swannanoa River at Gashes Creek Road. Despite the scale of this project to manage high waters during floods and install infrastructure improvements and roadway access, the facilities at Recreation Park such as

Green features earn recreation center LEED Platinum certification

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center at 285 Livingston Street has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. The designation is the highest level of certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council in its recognition of building design and construction practices

New community center honors pastor’s legacy

ASHEVILLE – In an atmosphere of cheers, love and celebration, the City of Asheville on Thursday night dedicated its newest community recreation space, The Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, in recognition of a great local leader and an historic cultural neighborhood. The center was standing-room only as city leaders, community partners and many members

Phone book recycling drive focuses on community centers

ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville, Curbside Management, and AT&T are partnering for a phone book recycling drive that highlights area community centers. Residents are encouraged to bring used telephone books to any of the 11 Asheville area community recreation centers from now through Aug. 18. The center that collects the most used telephone books

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