Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts maintains 54 public parks, 6 miles of greenways, 11 community centers, numerous programs for youth, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, a comprehensive athletic program and many facilities that provide resources for a range of activities. The department is nationally accredited and a gold medal winner.
Asheville Lacrosse Team plays in the Southeastern Lacrosse League. For schedules and practice locations visit our web site or call.
Most people still call it Frisbee, but the Warren Wilson Ultimate Team takes the sport to a new level by competing in competitions across the country. Ultimate Frisbee combines elements of soccer, football and basketball in a fast-paced game, played with a Frisbee, where everyone is a quarterback and everyone is a receiver.
Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
“A must see” when visiting Asheville, NC.
Buncombe County Parks & Recreation Services offers a variety of activities for all ages! Be sure to call (828) 250-4260 to inquire about additional information! Please click on your age group on the left to find out what’s going on!
The Health Adventure is a health and science museum for children and today’s families dedicated to improving health awareness, promoting wellness lifestyles, and increasing science literacy through programs and exhibits. We encourage curiosity, creativity, and the capacity for individual discovery. We recognize that each person perceives the world from a unique vantage point. Health, biological and physical sciences, technology, and the scientific process are emphasized in our interactive exhibits and curricula. We believe increasing science literacy enables people to make informed decisions about personal health, scientific advances, and career choices. While we are aware that there are many ways to learn, our creative programs and exhibits emphasize participation, exploration, and fun.
Address (physical): 800 Brevard Rd., Suite Asheville, NC 28802
Whether you ride the parkway or the trails, this club has numerous planned rides with experienced leaders. Asheville has some great places to ride – come learn some new routes with the BRBC.
For years, the 18,000 square foot YMI building was the social and economic center of Asheville’s Black community. Currently YMI is a cultural center operating with support from the City of Asheville. Its impressive Tudor-style structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features four galleries and a 300-seat performing arts theatre.
Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about and what it intends to do. The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics, including swim lessons, lap and open swims, water aerobics, lifeguard training, and more.
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For those who like to run around, all ages and abilities welcome. Visit the site for more info on the exciting First Annual Mount Mitchell to Black Mountain Marathon Challenge!
This is the premier youth track and field program in the mountains for kids 6-18 and has been in existence since 1990. They have over 20 volunteer coaches and each year host a major track meet for kids at UNCA.
Asphalt Sisters: Blue Ridge Chapter are an Asheville, NC area all female motorcycle group. Their group includes all types/makes of motorcycle and skill levels. They are a no drama “no fuss-no muss” riding group. They welcome ALL FEMALE RIDERS from all walks of life, and all stages of life. Their goal is to bring together women who enjoy riding and want camaraderie on the road. They want everyone to feel welcome and part of the group. They are open to destination ideas, and encourage suggestions. They hope to meet you soon!
Aston Park Tennis Center
Aston Park Tennis Center is one of the finest public clay court facilities in the United States. There are 12 lighted clay courts designed and constructed of the Har Tru Fast Dry clay court material. The center is open to the public.
Trout Unlimited Land-of-Sky is an organization of anglers and conservationists dedicated to the protection of trout and their habitat. Visit their site to learn more about those trout streams within casting distance of Asheville.
Asheville Ultimate Club meets three times weekly to have fun and ultimately throw their discs around. Visit their site for more on scheduling and to view lots of ultimate action shots.
Food Lion Skate Park is an outdoor skateboarding park at the corner of Flint and Cherry streets in downtown Asheville.
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is the first place where area children meet the animals they have read about. Deers, bears, cougars, wolf, racoons, birds and even farm animals are there for all to learn about. Exhibits on area poisonous snakes are worth absorbing. An aviary, self-guided nature trail and petting zoo make this a great place for the family. Small admission fee.
This club began in 1994 and has grown to over 60 members who like to share their enthusiasm and favorite car wax formula for their British sports cars.
We are a nonprofit offering capoeira classes and performances to the Asheville community. A free introductory class is held for those interested in this traditional Afro-Brazilian martial art every 1st and 3rd sat. Come by to train or just to watch! Performances and workshops available.
Peak Swimming is a totally non-profit team with a non-paid parent run board. Each swim family pays a fee for each swim session for their swimmer or swimmers. The team also allocates scholarships to swimmers according to a percentage of income the team has per session. We are not only a competitive swim team. We offer a swim school, masters swimming, conditioning through swimming or just stroke perfection.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Day, held at UNC-A, is a community event designed to expose women and girls to a variety of activities to inspire them to lead active, healthy lives. For more info, or to register, contact Allison Dains.
Zero Gravity Skate Park Indoor park
Zero Gravity Skate Park Indoor park in Brevard is designed for skateboards inline skates and BMX bikes.
An adult soccer and community involvement organization.
Holler Mountainboard Park
Now open. Offers a trampoline, dirt jumps, DBX track, foam pit and the 100-foot rail.
Asheville Assault is a member of the National Women’s Football Association. Visit our website to get schedules and stats.
Is a year round, non-profit organization for ages 8-18, using outdoor adventure education, service to others and environmental education.
One of America’s finest driving routes, following the the Blue Ridge Mountains from Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Western North Carolina Disc Golf Club
Western North Carolina Disc Golf Club meets at 7pm on the last Monday of each month.
Take a look at some of the nation’s top national forests located in the great state of North Carolina.
Asheville JCC Outdoor Swimming Pool
All are welcome to lounge around our pool for the ultimate “staycation” this summer. Enjoy fun in the sun, pool parties, and a friendly atmosphere at the coolest pool in town. Our 25-meter outdoor pool opens on Memorial Day Weekend and stays open through Labor Day. We offer late night Wednesdays, private swimming lessons, water fitness classes, morning adult lap swim, and best of all – a chance to enjoy the many friends you’ll find here all summer long.
Western North Carolina Racing Pigeon Club
Western North Carolina Racing Pigeon Club meets monthly and has two pigeon racing seasons each year.