Parks and Recreation | The City of Asheville


In compliance with the Stay Home – Stay Safe emergency declaration issued by Buncombe County, all City of Asheville parks are closed until further notice, including all dog parks, playgrounds and outdoor courts.

All greenways and walking trails will remain open. Be sure to follow recommended guidelines regarding social distancing. Please note the parking lot for Hominy Creek Greenway is closed.

All community centers and recreation centers remain closed until further notice, including the WNC Nature Center, Asheville Municipal Golf Course and Aston Park Tennis Center. All Asheville Parks & Recreation programs are cancelled.

We will evaluate reopening of parks on a daily basis as conditions change and will post updates here.

Visit this page for a copy of the complete press release.




Open spaces, parks and recreation  provide opportunities for living, learning and leading a full and productive life. Parks and recreation benefit individuals and neighborhoods while having a positive impact on economic growth and environmental preservation. The Asheville Parks & Recreation Department maintains 54 public parks, 6 miles of greenways, 11 community centers, numerous programs for youth, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, a comprehensive athletics program, and many facilities that provide resources for a range of activities.



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