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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
.2 acres, undeveloped, Larchmont Road and Merrimon Avenue, 259-5800
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The park is located on Hunt Hill St. in central Asheville with a ballfield, playground, picnic shelter, and on street parking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pearson Bridge River Park
.4 acres, undeveloped, park on Riverside Drive and Pearson Bridge
Choctaw Street Park
This 6.5 acre park is a largely undeveloped neighborhood getaway located in central Asheville. It does include two tennis courts.
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.
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.
Ann Patton Joyce Park
This park features a toddler playgound and 2 acres to run and play on in the Beverly Hills community.
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.
This 3 acre, linear passive park is located along the Sunset Parkway and features natural areas and open space. On street parking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Wolfe Plaza
Located in downtown Asheville on Woodfin St., this brick plaza is a peaceful spot to relax in the downtown area.