ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is entering the design phase of the proposed improvements to the Mountainside Park and Memorial Stadium bond project.

A community meeting to gauge support for the planned improvements will be held Aug. 1 at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. There will be two drop in sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Additional meetings throughout August will be announced.

Memorial Stadium is a multi-use stadium that serves as a regional athletic and special events facility. It is at 32 Buchanan Place, up the hill from McCormick Field. Mountainside Park, 55 Hunt Hill Place, features a ballfield. The two facilities are next to each other.

About the bond projects

The $74 million in bonds approved by voters in 2016 includes projects categorized in three areas: parks ($17 million), affordable housing ($25 million) and transportation ($32 million).

Of the $17 million approved for parks, $4,075,000 was designated for improvements to Memorial Stadium. Find more information about the Mountainside Memorial project on this informational webpage and on the City’s bond projects dashboard. Or contact Parks & Recreation Program Manager Christy Bass at or 828-259-5801.