Category Archives: West Asheville News

Our Parks Day at Carrier Park: April 26, 2014

Carrier Park is a hive of activity on the beautiful French Broad River with endless options for any level of outdoor play. Let’s show our appreciation for this important community resource by giving a few hours back. Please join Asheville Parks & Greenway Foundation for Our Parks Day 2014.

Projects: Sanding and sealing boardwalks, playground equipment, and benches; and trash pickup

All participants are asked to pre-register -

Check-in is at 12:30pm at the Carrier Park Pavilion.

Thank you – Volunteers make a difference in our parks!!!

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8th West Asheville Urban Plant Walk

Saturday, May 3rd from 10:30 to 12:00
Co-Hosted by Nancy Hyton and Wendy Lippman

Come learn about the edible and medicinal plants growing in downtown West Asheville, from common garden ornamentals, to the weeds in your lawn, to the non-native invasive species gone wild!  In the years that I have been doing these plant walks we have catalogued over 90 medicinal and edible plants that are growing in the blocks immediately surrounding the Center and the list continues to grow.  Click here to see a list of the plants that we have catalogued so far.

This May 3rd with be the Eighth West Asheville Urban Plant Walk, an event that I host every spring and fall. My co-host this time will be Wendy Lippman, a Certified Herbalist and founder of Wendy’s Wonder Botanicals.  If you missed her last fall you don’t want to pass this up - I learned so much from her I just had to invite her back!

The cost for the walk is $8 for adults (kids are free!) and includes a free handout of local plants. I recommend reserving your spot ahead of time since the walk always sells out.  Sign up in advance at the Center or just come by on the day of the event. You can also call 505-3174 or email  The walk starts at the Center and we basically just walk around the block, if we can even get that far!

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Haywood Road Spring 2014 Clean Up Day: May 31

Meet at the WALK (West Asheville Lounge & Kitchen, 401 Haywood Road) 10:00am for breakfast.

Immediately after we’ll get out and pick up trash / recycling along Haywood Road and the Exit 2 ramp areas. Asheville GreenWorks will be bringing supplies. Join us and bring a friend or two and a pair of work gloves if you have them.

We’re still rounding up the yummy breakfast spread, but to-date we know we’ll have goodies from:

  • WALK
  • West End Bakery
  • Sunny Point Café
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Street Sweeping Haywood Road April 20-21, 2014

As part of Spring Cleaning 2014 the City of Asheville will be street sweeping along Haywood Road early in the morning on April 21. There is lots of grit from the winter sanding and street sweeping will help get that up!

Thanks in advance for not parking overnight on April 20 along Haywood Road.

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Mountain Sport Festival May 23-25, 2014

The Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports festival that celebrates community, athletics and local business. The festival showcases the terrain, environment and unique culture of Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains. The Mountain Sports Festival is organized by a volunteer group of community oriented citizens dedicated to the presenting of a well balanced series of events that encourages participation on all levels.

The main festival village is located at Carrier Park here in West Ashevillle!

Festival Hours
Friday, May 23, 2014
5:00 – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 24, 2014
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 25, 2014
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Check out the schedule of events – sports, music, clinics, demos and more on the Mountain Sport Festival website:

Questions about the festival, how to get involved as a volunteer, exhibitor or sponsor? Email or call 828.989.3587

Bring your family and friends and join us at Carrier Park for the outdoor music & sports event of the year!

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