The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is making improvements to Triangle Park in the heart of The Block on Market Street in downtown Asheville.
Yet at first sight of the construction signs, the thought of another apartment multiplex comes to mind.
The improvement project includes re-sodding grassed areas, installation of an irrigation system throughout the sod areas, mulching under trees and other areas where grass isn’t feasible, limbing up and pruning trees for better visibility, and replacing park furnishings such as trash and recycling receptacles, benches, and picnic tables.
Triangle Park is located at 58 S. Market Street near the YMI Cultural Center and features a mural depicting significant people and moments in Asheville’s African American history. The Parks & Recreation Department and Just Folks, a community organization based in the Eagle/Market neighborhood, are joined in a community benefit agreement to maintain and care for the park.
While improvements are being made, the park will be closed to the public and construction vehicles will be in place along S. Market Street directly in front of the park. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July.