Parks and Playgrounds

Asheville is full of beautiful parks and playgrounds to enjoy. Parks and Play Areas are open 6am until 10pm, seven days a week, and offer a variety of passive and active recreational opportunities. Call 828-259-5800 for information on any of these parks.

Memorial Stadium

Located behind McCormick Stadium, this fenced, 28.8 acre park features a lighted football field that is bordered by both stadium and bleacher seating, and a restroom facility. ld, concession stand, football field, volleyball, restrooms, track, off street paved parking, handicap accessible, Buchanan St.

32 Buchanan Place, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Riverside Cemetery

Historic Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District on Birch St. The cemetery features over 87 acres of landscaped grounds and is the final resting place for many of Asheville’s early notable citizens such as writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. For more information call 828-350-2066.

53 Birch St., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

828-350-2066

Diamond Brand Outdoors

At Diamond Brand we are proud to offer unique customer service and a selection of high-quality outdoor products, hand picked by expert staff to best satisfy our customers’ outdoor gear and apparel needs. Our products cover a broad range of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, backpacking, running, walking, climbing, paddling, yoga, work out, and lifestyle.

53 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, 828-771-4761

1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803, 828-684-6262

Food Lion Skatepark

Asheville Skateboard Park is 17,000 square feet of skating excitement located at the corner of Flint and Cherry St. in downtown Asheville across I-240 from the Civic Center. Designed and built by Team Pain. A unique concrete park with three distinctive areas in the beginner bowl, intermediate street course and an advanced vertical bowl.

50 Cherry St. N., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 225-7184

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Located in Pack Place, the heart of Asheville’s thriving downtown cultural area, Colburn Earth Science Museum ignites imagination, enhances science capability, and unlocks innovation. For more than 50 years, the Colburn Museum has fostered an appreciation for the Earth and its resources and environments through its exhibits, educational programming, and the care of its collection.

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 254-7162

Carrier Park

One of Asheville’s premiere parks offers volleyball courts, a giant playground, a roller-hockey rink, a basketball court, a multi-use track, a lawn bowling court, a paved trail and a multi-use sports field for baseball and soccer. Future development will include a picnic pavilion, river overlooks, boat landing, a wetland interpretive and education area, and more trails. Located on Amboy Rd. and Michigan Ave. in west Asheville.

220 Amboy Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

Montford Park

Located in the heart of the historic Montford neighborhood on Montford Ave. in central Asheville, this 4.1-acre park has a basketball court, a playground, restrooms, a picnic shelter, and two lighted tennis courts and a concession. On street parking available.

345 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 253-3714

French Broad River Park

One of Asheville’s most beautiful parks, the park meanders alongside the tranquil French Broad River, and features a vast area of open green space with old trees, a wildflower garden, a paved trail, a gazebo, picnic tables and grills, an observation deck, and a small playground. The Dog Park features a large fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing your pooch! Located at Amboy Rd. and Riverview Dr. in west Asheville.

508 Riverview Dr., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

828-259-5738

Roger Farmer Memorial Park

This 10.9 acre ballpark complex features three ballfields, a picnic shelter, a basketball court, picnic tables, concession and restrooms. The park is located on Deaverview Rd. in west Asheville.

71 Deaverview Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

258-2235

Pack Square

Pack Square is the most historic section of the new Pack Square Park. New features in the square include more than a dozen comfortable benches, shade trees, broad brick sidewalks and a dramatic bronze and stone fountain. Pack Square has a long history as the center of life for over a century. It is home to many special events and highlighted by the Vance Monument. The square is 1 acre, and features a fountain, a memorial monument, handicap accessibility, and has on street parking.

Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Thomas Wolfe Plaza

Located in downtown Asheville on Woodfin St., this brick plaza is a peaceful spot to relax in the downtown area.

52 N Market St., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Walton St. Pool/Park

Located in south-central Asheville on Walton St., this 4.8-acre neighborhood park is popular for summer activities featuring an outdoor swimming pool complete with a concession and bath house, as well as, a softball field, basketball court, off street paved parking, a picnic shelter and a playground.

570 Walton Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

White Pine Park

This 5-acre park is located in the White Pine neighborhood on White Pine Ct. in east Asheville and features open space and picnic tables.

White Pine Ct Asheville, NC 28805 Directions

Magnolia Park

Located in the Montford Community, Magnolia Park features a half court basketball court, restrooms, an open shelter, playground, picnic tables, and a paved walking path.

51 Magnolia Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Charlie Bullman Park

Named after an Asheville legend in youth sports, Charlie Bullman Park features 6 acres of two lighted ballfields, concession and restrooms. Located on New Haw Creek Rd. in east Asheville.

719 New Haw Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 Directions

Lakewood Park

Located on Lakewood Parkway, this 0.3 acre park is full of fun. It includes a basketball court, a newly remodeled playground, sandbox, picnic tables, and a field to play in. To reserve the park contact Harvest House, 828-350-2051

Lakewood Pkwy, Asheville, North Carolina 28803 Directions

Martin Luther King Jr. Park

This 3.4 acre park is dedicated to the memory of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. The park inlcudes a lighted ballfield with scoreboard, concession stand, fitness court, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, open shelter, memorial statue, courtyard, and grills. To reserve the ballfield contact the Athletics Division, 828-251-4024 or 828-251-4026.

50 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Roger Farmer Memorial Park

This 10.9-acre ballpark complex features three ballfields, a picnic shelter, picnic tables, concession and restrooms. The park is located on Deaverview Rd. in west Asheville.

71 Deaverview Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

Haw Creek Park

This park in east Asheville is 6.2 acres of beauty with wooden walking trails, a gazebo, restrooms and picnic tables. This is located at the conner of Avon and Beverly Roads in the Haw Creek.

40 Avon Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 Directions

Malvern Hills Park

This is the only park in Asheville with a 50-foot by 150-foot outdoor swimming pool. It also includes a concession stand, picnic tables, picnic grills, playground, restrooms, open shelter, and tennis courts. Located at Rumbough and Sulphur Springs Rd. in west Asheville.

75 Rumbough Pl., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

Richmond Hill Park

A large park located in West Asheville on Richmond Hill Dr. offering over 180-acres of natural wooded terrain and views of the French Broad River. Amenities include a disc golf course and a series of unpaved trails.

280 Richmond Hill Dr., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

Ray L. Kisiah Park

The park consists of two lighted ballfields and a concession with restrooms. The park is located on West Chapel Rd. in south Asheville.

70 W Chapel Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

Livingston Street Park

Located on 32.3 acres, Livingston Street Park has a ballfield, concession stand, tennis courts, and restrooms. The park is located in central Asheville off South French Broad Avenue.

Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Glenn’s Creek Greenway

This one mile greenway is a beautiful green space with a wide, paved walking path with gorgeous old trees. It is located off Merrimon Avenue on Weaver Boulevard in North Asheville. This is the first phase of the Broadway Greenway. The Greenway begins at the corner of Broadway St., and W.T.Weaver Blvd. and follows follows W.T.Weaver Blvd. NE.

Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Albemarle Park

This park is located in the historic Albemarle Park, east of Charlotte Street in North Asheville. The park is surrounded by the Manor Inn Apartments and the beautiful cottages. The park includes .5 acres of underdeveloped land.

Albemarle Park, Asheville, NC Directions

Pack Square Park

Pack Square Park is the best place to see amazing performances in Asheville. Almost all of the city’s activities are held here: Bele Chere, First Night Asheville, Fourth of July Fireworks, Shindig on the Green , and much more. It is within walking distance of some of the best resturants and cafes in Asheville.

1 W Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Weaver Park

The 6.6 acre park features a lighted ballfield, concession, a basketball court, playground, tennis courts, picnic shelter, handicap accessibility, paved off-street parking, a trail and a restroom. Weaver Park is located off Merrimon Ave. in north Asheville.

200 Murdock Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

Pritchard Park

One of Asheville’s premier parks is located in the heart of downtown featuring large boulders with waterfalls, walkways, amphitheater-style seating and attractive landscaping. It is a favorite spot for special events and street performers.

67 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Murray Hill Park

One of Asheville’s newest parks is in south Asheville on Bartlett St. in the South French Broad neighborhood. This 7 acre park features a walking trail and pavilion with benches and picnic tables.

Murray Hill Park, Bartlett St., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Kenilworth Park

The Kenilworth Park includes 3 acres of ballfields, basketball courts, picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, tennis courts, 2 grills and much more. Located in the heart of the Kenilworth neighborhood on Wyoming Rd. off of Kenilworth Rd.

79 Wyoming Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

Ann Patton Joyce Park

This park features a toddler playgound and 2 acres to run and play on in the Beverly Hills community.

30 Hawthorne Dr., Asheville, NC 28805 Directions

Griffing Boulevard Rose Garden

The 0.8 acre Rose Garden located in North Asheville is a beautiful garden in the middle of Griffing Boulevard. Drive by and view the hundreds of rose bushes.

Griffing Blvd., Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

Pearson Bridge River Park

.4 acres, undeveloped, park on Riverside Drive and Pearson Bridge

Shiloh Park

This 7-acre neighborhood park is located in the heart of the Shiloh neighborhood on Shiloh Rd. in south Asheville and surrounded by the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center. It features a lighted ballfield with concession and restrooms, a basketball court, tennis court, playground, off street paved parking, picnic tables and a trail.

121 Shiloh Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

(828) 274-7739

Seven Springs / Meadow Park / Forest Park

These neighborhood parks are located on Caledonia Rd. in the Kenilworth neighborhood in east Asheville featuring trails, natural areas and a playground. Seven Springs Park, Meadow Park and Forest Park are a series of neighborhood parks featuring trails, natural areas and a playground. Located on on Caledonia Rd. off Biltmore Ave., in Central Asheville.

Caledonia Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

252-6021

Larchmont Park

.2 acres, undeveloped, Larchmont Road and Merrimon Avenue, 259-5800

Larchmont Rd Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

Murphy-Oakley Park

The 7.7 acre park includes a lighted ballfield, three tennis courts, a playground, a picnic shelter, a concession and restrooms. Oakley Park is located on Fairview Rd. in east Asheville.

715 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

West Asheville Park

This 8.6 acre park is located in west Asheville on Vermont Ave. Ext. and home to Gassaway Field, a Little League baseball field. The park also features concessions and restrooms, a playground and a picnic shelter.

11 Vermont Ave. Ext., Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

Grove Park

The 2.9 acre Grove Park is a wonderful place to sit and eat lunch. Many people go there everyday to read and relax. The park has open shelters, large flowering trees, and a beautiful turn-of-the-century stone sitting wall.

338 Charlotte St. Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Mountainside Park

The park is located on Hunt Hill St. in central Asheville with a ballfield, playground, picnic shelter, and on street parking.

55 Hunt Hill Place, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Choctaw Street Park

This 6.5 acre park is a largely undeveloped neighborhood getaway located in central Asheville. It does include two tennis courts.

105 Choctaw St., Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Sunset Parkway

This 3 acre, linear passive park is located along the Sunset Parkway and features natural areas and open space. On street parking.

Sunset Pkwy Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

Amboy Road River Park

The park is located off of Amboy Road in West Asheville. It includes 6.5 acres that are currently under construction. The Park has added picnick tables and paved walking paths that follow the river. This is a great shady place to walk on hot summer evenings.

180 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806 Directions