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AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Did you know that Asheville Parks and Recreation offers a variety of afterschool programs for youth and teens? Monday through Friday, 2:45-6:00 pm, youth have the opportunity to attend a NC-licensed childcare program at Vance Elementary, or attend a recreational based Afternoon Adventures program at one of our local Recreation Centers. We also offer leadership programming for teens 3:30-6:00 pm. Check out the link below for listings and pricing! Registration is now open.  To register, contact your local recreation center.  DOWNLOAD A LIST OF ALL AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS HERE.

Burton Street Center
134 Burton Street
828-254-1942
slenoir@ashevillenc.gov
Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside
285 Livingston Street
828-259-5483
kzygmant@ashevillenc.gov
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center
121 Shiloh Road
828-274-7739
tcrudup@ashevillenc.gov
Montford Recreation Center
34 Pearson Drive
828-253-3714
skriewall@ashevillenc.gov
Stephens–Lee Center
30 George Washington Carver
828-350-2058
kkennedy@ashevillenc.gov
Vance Elementary School
98 Sulphur Springs Road
828-350-6649



THE FALL 2017 PROGRAM GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Our newest guide contains information about all the programs we offer between now and the end of the year, including our school days out programs, holiday happenings, outdoor adventures, special events and much more.  Find out what’s happening at the WNC Nature Center or Aston Park Tennis Center!  Check out the Doggie Dip, Fun Day Out, Adult Outdoor programs, and our newest line-up of toddler programs.  Pick up a copy at any of our Centers, City Hall, the Visitors' Center or download it here!


MOVIES IN THE PARK 2017

Sponsored by Black Orthodontics

Asheville Parks and Recreation presents the 2017 season of Movies in the Park, a FREE event series in Pack Square Park. Children’s craft activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk on a giant outdoor screen on the Pack Square Park stage. Films are rated PG or PG-13 and snack food will be available for purchase. Bring your chairs or a blanket and come out for crafts, a movie under the stars, and an evening of fun. 
Friday, May 12:  Back to The Future 
Friday, June 9:  Sing
Friday, July 14:  Up 
Friday, August 11:  Moana
Friday, September 15:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


HOT AUGUST NIGHT 5K

Saturday, August 26
Montford Recreation Center, 7pm

Asheville Parks and Recreation and the Asheville Track Club are teaming up to host the 2017 Hot August Night 5K race on Saturday, August 26 at 7pm. Registrations are accepted in person at the Center, located at 34 Pearson Drive or online at www.active.com. There's a discount for all registrations received by August 16 and the first 100 runners to register will receive a t-shirt. Entry fee for adults is $20 ($15 if postmarked by August 16) and for children under 23, it's $15 ($10 if postmarked by August 16).  For more information contact Shana Kriewall at 828-253-3714 or skriewall@ashevillenc.gov


ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE SENIOR GAMES

Come on out and enjoy some friendly competition at the 2017 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Showcase.  Registration is now open for area adults over 50 to compete in athletics like golf, track, and swimming, or in the Silver Arts Showcase which  recognizes creativity and artistic talent in many different forms.  Top competitors in each category are eligible to go to the State Games in Raleigh.  Games continue through Closing Ceremonies and the Silver Arts Showcase on May 17th.  Click to download the Senior Games registration, the schedule of athletic events, and the Silver Arts application.


SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 2017 AVAILABLE!

Make your plans for summer!  Check out our 2017 Summer Camp Guide and read about options from traditional playground camps to outdoor adventures and more!  A limited number of openings are still available, so sign up today!  Pick-up your copy at any of our Recreation Centers, City Hall, or the Visitors' Bureau.  Or you can download it here!


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TINY TYKES TRIATHLON
 
Sunday, August 13 at 9 a.m. 
Pack Square Park

Our first triathlon just for toddlers 3 to 5 years old. Kids will bike, run and splash their way through a specially-designed course in Pack Square Park.  Participants should provide their own bike, trike, or Strider bike for the race.  (A limited number of bikes will be available for use if arranged in advance.)  All riders should wear a helmet and secure shoes.  No flip-flops for this one!  The Western North Carolina Bicycle Dealers Association and Blue Ridge Bike Club will be offering bike and helmet check stations as well as a bike practice area. We encourage all participants to take advantage of these services and ensure bikes are in good working order and helmets are worn properly.  Preregistration is required.  Cost is only $10 for City of Asheville residents and $12 for non-residents. Click here to register today!  

 
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