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Public benefits from Asheville Parks & Recreation’s consolidated asset management campus

Until recently, the Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) asset management team was spread across multiple outdated, overcrowded facilities. Now, most operations have been consolidated into a single 2.6-acre campus with 18,456 square feet of office and warehouse space on Thompson Street. Efficient Essential Services Asset management is key to day-to-day operations of Asheville’s public parks [...]

City of Asheville seeks to improve stormwater utility services

The City of Asheville has initiated the Stormwater Utility Program Assessment and Fee Study in partnership with Raftelis Financial Consultants.  The Study includes an evaluation of Asheville’s Stormwater program in its current state and future needs, followed by the development of recommendations on how services may be improved for customers.  Asheville’s Stormwater program has been [...]

Asheville Parks & Recreation opens public pools on May 27

UPDATE as of May 26, 2023 Malvern Hills Park’s pool will open on Saturday, May 27, as previously announced.   During initial inspections, Buncombe County Environmental Health discovered potential safety issues at Recreation Park pool and requested additional actions before it will open for the season. Asheville Parks & Recreation crews immediately started working with [...]

Who’s up this week on What’s up AVL! – Transportation staff members Lucy Crown and Anna Sexton

The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show allows the community to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada sat down with City of Asheville Transportation Planning Manager Lucy Crown and Urban [...]

WNC Nature Center Announces Birth of Nine Critically Endangered American Red Wolves

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the WNC Nature Center announced the birth of nine red wolf pups last week. The critically endangered pups were born on April 28, 2023, and are the offspring of four-year-old Gloria and three-year-old Oak, both first-time parents. The nine pups – eight females and one male – are all healthy [...]

City of Asheville announces new Division Manager for Community Development, Dennis Newburn

The City of Asheville welcomes Dennis Newburn to its Community and Economic Development department. Newburn will serve as Community Development Division Manager and manage the HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs. He brings extensive experience in the areas of program administration, project management, contract compliance, program monitoring, and community planning.   Newburn comes to Asheville [...]