Residents invited to attend March 21 Buncombe County Parks & Recreation systemwide master plan community meeting at Enka High School

Press release from Buncombe County

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation’s second Systemwide Parks & Recreation Master Plan community meeting will be taking place on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Enka High School (475 Enka Lake Road). Participants will participate in various parks, recreation, greenways, trails and open space planning exercises. By asking how residents currently use County parks and services and what they want to see in the future, these exercises will create the roadmap for Parks & Recreation to follow for the next 20 years.

Kimley Horn, the planning consultant, will present an overview of the systemwide planning process as well as information on the current state of Buncombe County’s Parks and Recreation Department, greenways, and open space. After the presentation, County staff from Parks & Recreation, Open Space, and Agriculture & Land departments will be available at various stations around the space to answer questions and receive your input.

The livestream of this event and the online survey will be available on the Systemwide Parks & Recreation Master Plan website.

Spanish interpreters will be available to residents who need assistance.

The online survey for the Systemwide Parks & Recreation Master Plan will be available until early fall for the public to share their vision of the future of parks, recreation, greenways, trails, and open space. Take the survey here.


As Buncombe County grows, so do the desires for recreation, outdoor activities, trails, and open space. To meet these evolving needs, Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is creating a systemwide plan to provide high-quality options for residents. This systemwide plan will result in the first Parks & Recreation Master Plan, an updated Greenways and Trails Master Plan, and an Open Space Plan. Public guidance is the cornerstone of the planning process and community members will be invited to interactive meetings, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and pop-up events throughout the County. There will also be online and paper surveys mailed to Buncombe County residents. For questions or for more information, please call (828) 250-4260 or email

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