It’s Your Backyard

Your backyard could be bigger than you think!

Community Cookouts:
Family, Friends, and Fun!

Saturday, March 9

1-4 p.m.
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center
DJ Twan and food by Cooking with Comedy Catering, #FlavorKing

Saturday, March 16

1-4 p.m.
Stephens Lee Recreation Center
DJ Twan and food by Southside Kitchen Catering

Come on out and join us for an afternoon of music, delicious food, and family-friendly activities. These events are FREE and open to the public.

What does your backyard mean to you?

Let’s share stories of our favorite places to roam! With national parks and forests surrounding the Asheville area, your backyard could be bigger than you think. Enjoy lunch while DJ Twan spins tunes.

Meet folks from Pathways to Parks – a nature group committed to encouraging black and brown people to become interested in, and take ownership of, their public lands.

For questions or more info, contact Angela Shepherd at

These events are supported by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, the City of Asheville Parks & Recreation, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.


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