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Who We Are

The Black Mountain Recreation and Parks Department was formed in 1982 and exists to provide safe access to recreation, including parks, greenways, special events, athletics, gardens, aquatics, and active aging adult activities. 

The Department manages a unique collection of public parks, playgrounds, and open spaces throughout the town in a system that also includes a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis and pickleball courts, as well as the Lakeview Senior Center that offers a variety of wellness-, education-, and culture-related programs for residents of all ages. With miles of paved greenways and numerous natural surface trails, its complete portfolio acts as the foundation of a vibrant hub for the people of Black Mountain to connect with their neighbors and explore the natural beauty of a livable and walkable town.

The Black Mountain Recreation & Parks Department utilizes available resources to provide year-round programming for all ages through youth sports, outdoor recreation, and free special events for the community. In an effort to protect and preserve many of the natural resources that surround Black Mountain, the Recreation & Parks department conducts several river cleanups, and trail building programs, along with maintaining a community garden that consists of over 80 plots and 100 volunteers. 

Our Mission

The Department, in partnership with our citizens and with respect to our environment, will provide community-based recreation programs, wellness opportunities, facilities, and services to enrich the quality of life in Black Mountain.


To provide high quality, safe, and accessible programs and facilities for all citizens and visitors of the Black Mountain community.  

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  1. Recreation & Parks

    Physical Address
    304 Black Mountain Avenue
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Phone: 828-419-9300, option 7

  2. Josh Henderson, CPRP, CPO

    Recreation Director

  3. Melinda Polites

    Senior Center Administrator

  4. Clint Bowman

    Recreation Coordinator
    Phone: 828-419-9300, ext. 393

  5. Collin Bugniazet

    Recreation Coordinator
    Phone: 828-419-9300, ext. 394

  6. Michele Raine

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 828-419-9300, ext. 391

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