County parks remain closed due to high water levels

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: 

Buncombe County Recreation Services strives to keep the community safe during recent weather events.  Some parks are open while many along the river banks are closed for public safety.

The following parks will be closed as Recreation staff assesses the ongoing situation: Hominy Valley Park, Alexander River Park, Bent Creek River Park, Corcoran River Park, Glen Bridge River Park, Hominy Creek River Park, Ledges Whitewater River Park, Walnut Island River Park, and Karpen Soccer Fields.

The Buncombe County Sports Park in Enka, Collier Cove Nature Preserve in Arden, and Lake Julian Park in Arden are open, Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa will open Friday, June 1st .

“Our other parks, including all river parks will remain closed until water levels subside and parking area cleanups can take place.  According to Josh O’Conner, Recreation Services Director, “We hope to have everything open as soon as possible.  Be aware that conditions can change at any minute.  Be aware of your surroundings and consider rescheduling your park visit for drier weather.”

For updates and additional information contact Buncombe County Recreation Services at  or follow us on Facebook.

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