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For Your Consideration: Best of WNC Ballot

Each year, thousands of residents and visitors take part in evaluating what’s best and brightest about a very wonderful place — Western North Carolina. With spring in full bloom and months of lockdown behind us, voting for what you love most about your community is a restorative affirmation.

Buncombe County Recreation Services dedication to low- and no-cost recreational programming and equitable access to quality outdoor spaces is reflected in its mission statement: Connect Communities. Preserve Culture. Change Lives. Among the ballot categories, we offer some suggestions for your consideration.



  • Place for Outdoor Fun – Buncombe County Parks
  • Playground – Lake Julian Park
  • Place for Birthday Parties – Buncombe County Parks


  • Picnic Spot – Lake Julian Park
  • Fishing Spot – Lake Julian Park

Farm, Yard, & Garden

  • Orchard – Sand Hill Native Tree Orchard
  • Community Garden – Sand Hill Community Garden


  • Outdoor Place to Take Your Pet – Buncombe County Parks

Uniquely Asheville

  • Place to Connect With Nature Within Asheville City Limits – Buncombe County Sports Park
  • Holiday Event (Winter/Spring) – Festival of Lights at Lake Julian Park
  • Bumper Sticker – I ♥ Parks (Buncombe County Recreation Services)


  • Local Place to Enjoy the Outdoors (Swannanoa/Black Mountain) – Charles D. Owen Park
  • Local Place to Enjoy the Outdoors (Weaverville/Woodfin) – Ledges Whitewater River Park

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Updated Apr 28, 2021 02:07 PM
Published Apr 20, 2021 03:30 PM

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Peyton O'Conner
P: (828) 250-4260
F: (828) 250-6715

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Asheville, NC 28801

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