Buncombe County Parks & Recreation launches summer recreation programming

News release from Buncombe County:
Buncombe County Parks and Recreation’s Community Outreach and Recreation Experiences (CORE), an innovative program aimed at providing free and engaging recreational activities that travel to various areas around Buncombe County, is set to begin on June 11. CORE provides residents with exciting opportunities for fun and active play.
Aligned with the department’s overarching mission to promote health and wellness through recreational activities, CORE offers a diverse range of games, puzzles, and other recreational options.
“Through CORE, we aim to foster a vibrant and connected community by providing high-quality recreational activities throughout Buncombe County,” said Allison Dains, Parks and Recreation Services Director. “CORE allows us to increase the accessibility of these programs by going into communities where we hope to promote physical activity, social interaction, and connection to the outdoors.”
CORE aims to expand recreational activities, address barriers to recreation in targeted communities that may or may not have recreational facilities, and enhance community collaborations and connections.
“We invite all community members to join us at these exciting events. It’s an excellent opportunity for our youth and families to have fun, engage with peers, and experience the positive impact of recreational activities,” added Allison.
Upcoming CORE Events:
Leicester Community Center (2979 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester): June 11, July 18, August 22, September 12, and October 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bent Creek Community Park (125 Idlewood Drive, Asheville): June 13, July 9, August 6, September 24, and October 15 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sandy Mush Community Center (19 School Road, Leicester): June 24, July 15, August 5, September 23, and October 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Big Ivy Community Center (540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville): June 26, July 31, August 21, September 10, and October 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Charles D. Owen Park (875 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa): July 11 and October 24 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Buncombe County Sports Park (58 Apac Drive, Asheville): June 12 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Karpen Soccer Fields (207 Reems Creek Road, Weaverville): August 8 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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