City of Asheville Parks Close as Part of Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration

In compliance with the Stay Home, Stay Safe declaration issued by Buncombe County on March 25, effective immediately all City of Asheville parks, including dog parks, playgrounds, and outdoor courts, are closed until further notice. Failure to comply with the Buncombe County Stay Home/Stay Safe declaration is punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

The reopening of parks will be considered on a daily basis as we learn more about how the COVID-19 virus spreads through our community. All programs and events scheduled in any City of Asheville park are also cancelled.

Greenways and walking trails remain open. If using trails, please practice social distancing. NOTE: Some greenway trails have been closed due to overcrowding and narrow trail space which preclude maintaining recommended social distancing.

All community and recreation centers, including the WNC Nature Center, remain closed and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs are cancelled until further notice.

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