Growing the future of green spaces with Buncombe County Parks and Recreation’s Systemwide Plan

The first-of-its-kind plan will use your feedback to better connect the community with outdoor spaces.

Lake Julian Park Asheville

Your guidance and recommendations will help shape the plan.

Photo by @chop_sooey

Buncombe County Parks and Recreation announced that it will pen a Systemwide Plan to shape the future of green spaces and recreation opportunities and to identify capital improvement projects.

The tentative 14-to-16-month timeline is broken down into two phases. Phase one establishes community needs, aka where you come in. The first community meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 1 at the East Asheville Public Library, with a second meeting on Thursday, March 21 at Enka High School. Plus, an online survey is expected to go live in the spring.

Once those seeds are planted, phase two starts in the later half of 2024. The department will share strategies in the first-ever Parks and Recreation Master Plan, an Open Space Plan, and an update to the Greenway and Trails Master Plan.

To stay up to date with the timeline and community input opportunities, you can sign up for alerts about the plan through the County’s engagement hub.