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Parks and Recreation

Don't Miss the Festival of Lights!


It’s time once again for the Buncombe County Festival of Lights at Lake Julian Park. This annual event is a way to transform our park into a winter wonderland and to spread the cheer of the season.

Pile the family in the car, come on out, and light up your night at the Lake Julian Park Festival of Lights - drive thru. The drive thru show begins on Saturday, December 2 and continues nightly from 6 – 9 p.m. through Saturday, December 23.


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The mission of Buncombe County Recreation Services is to improve the quality of life within our community by providing high quality recreational facilities, opportunities for social interaction, and programming which encourages health and wellness through active lifestyles.

In addition to the care and management of our parks we are working to preserve the natural beauty and enhance our environmental resources through the development of greenways and the procurement of open spaces.

Through the addition of greenways and open spaces to the Buncombe County parks system we insure quality leisure experiences while providing new potential transportation options for generations to come.