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Expand & Maintain Cultural & Rec. Assets

Focus Area: Resident Well-Being

Recreation Services

Department

Goal: Increase access to ADA compliant and fully-accessible attraction (playground, fitness equipment, boat dock, etc.) at each full service County-owned park

Goal Description: People who use wheelchairs, scooters, crutches, and other mobility aids often find that both newer and older county facilities have parking, routes to and through buildings, high service counters, and restrooms that are not accessible. Due to these physical barriers, some people with mobility impairments may have to rely on others to assist them when transacting their business or they may not participate in activities in which they would otherwise be interested.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

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Actuals & Targets


Goal: Increase access to ADA compliant and fully-accessible attractions (playground, fitness equipment, boat dock, etc.) at each County-owned park.

Goal Description: Local government's services, programs, and activities, when viewed in their entirety, must be readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. This standard, known as "program access," applies to all existing facilities. Removing barriers to access in pre-ADA facilities – or moving programs from pre-ADA facilities to newer and more accessible facilities or even providing those programs in alternate accessible ways – will ensure full and independent opportunities to participate for people with disabilities while minimizing costs.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

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Goal: Increase accessibility and proximity of full-service, age and ability inclusive recreation spaces to county residents. (20% of County residents within a 10 minute walk by 2025)

Goal Description: Our community is diverse and our parks should be, too. Both a physical and social event, recreation is not solely about physically accessing an environment, but also intensely focused on what happens once an individual gets there. Diversity, inclusion, and social equity is apparent in the investment and placement of high-quality parks and public open spaces.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

Most Recent Results

Actuals & Targets


Goal: Increase accessibility and proximity of full-service, age and ability inclusive recreation spaces to county residents. (75% of County residents within a 10 minute drive by 2025)

Goal Description: Our community is diverse and our parks should be, too. Both a physical and social event, recreation is not solely about physically accessing an environment, but also intensely focused on what happens once an individual gets there. Diversity, inclusion, and social equity is apparent in the investment and placement of high-quality parks and public open spaces.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

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Actuals & Targets


Goal: Increase the number of miles of municipal and county greenways across Buncombe County that connect to public destinations and activities.

Goal Description:Studies show that greenways increase the resiliency in communities by providing the greatest ROI in several areas including transportation, conservation, recreation, flood control, culture, aesthetics, education, and economic prosperity. Health studies demonstrate that an increase in exercise, including walking alone, may provide longevity in older adults.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

Most Recent Results

Actuals & Targets

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Rafael Baptista
Director

Strategy & Innovation Department
200 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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