“More than two years after Jones Park was demolished, the voices and shouts of children can be heard enjoying the playground renamed for Candace Pickens.”
More than 1,000 volunteers gathered Oct. 4-9 near Ira B. Jones Elementary School in North Asheville to rebuild a community park, organizers estimated. The site, formerly known as Jones Park, has been renamed Candace Pickens Memorial Park. In 2016, Pickens was shot and killed at the location. Her 3-year-old son, Zachaeus, was injured during the […]
“Come join us and be a part of Asheville history as we honor and remember Candace by building a park that generations of kids will play in and remember.”
Local artists help transform Jones Park into the new Candace Pickens Memorial Park. Plus, Asheville documentary filmmakers take home on Emmy, Grovewood Gallery hosts an exhibit by Bakersville wire sculptor Josh Coté and Black Mountain’s free annual Park Rhythms concert series returns.