Parks & Recreation

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

The purpose of the Parks & Recreation Department is to provide health and recreation opportunities for the people of Buncombe County through the creation of high quality programs, facilities, and community special events. In addition to the care and management of our parks and swimming pools, the LRCD is working to preserve the natural beauty and enhance our environmental resources through the development of greenways and the procurement of open spaces.

With the increase of greenways and open spaces we insure quality leisure experiences and alternative travel possibilities for generations to come.

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About Us
The mission of Buncombe County Parks & Recreation Services is to improve the quality of life by promoting health and wellness in our community and providing an abundance of recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities

Parks & Recreation offers activities for all ages


Parks & Recreation serves people from all over North Carolina, the Southeast, the United States and even abroad.

Buncombe County has an abundance of fun and beautiful parks, sports complexes lakes and more.

Greenways - Connect Buncombe
Buncombe County Greenways are open pathways safely connecting our parks, schools and communities.

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Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sport training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities...

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation welcomes all volunteers with open arms!

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