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Petitioning City of Asheville The Honorable Mayor Esther Manheimer/Asheville City Council and 1 other

Save Walton Street Park/Pool

Walton Street Park/Pool was planned for in the John Nolen City Plan in 1922. The community park has been a central place of gathering for the African-American community members during and after segregation.  It is a historical site and holds sentimental value for 15,000+ community members.

Although we have gone through the integration process, many of the youth don't have transportation to get to other community pools.  In addition, It has been expressed by those whom do have transportation, that upon using other facilities, they don't feel welcomed. Walton Street Park welcomes everyone!  

Asheville's current population of 87,236 and growing.  Many community members, respectfully, are advocating for your consideration of the 3,000+ youth who live directly in the area of Walton Street Park due to the location of the largest public housing population.  There currently is minimal recreational opportunities for family and youth living in that area.  The basket ball and tennis courts were torn down and there is limited access to the only gym.  This petition has been established to advocate for Walton Street Park to be preserved, renovated, repaired,  - brought up to the same standards as all other pools within the city of Asheville so that the surrounding community youth and families will have a recreational place to visit nearby.  The Asheville Community members' voices speak through this petition.  "Save Walton Street Park/Pool!"  http://theurbannews.com/our-town/2010/history-of-walton-street-pool/

This petition was delivered to:
  • City of Asheville
    The Honorable Mayor Esther Manheimer/Asheville City Council
  • Asheville Parks and Recreation
    Roderick Simmons, Director


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