Weaverville Community Center at Dottie Sherrill Knoll
Weaverville Community Center at Dottie Sherrill Knoll

Parks and Recreation

Weaverville Community Center at Dottie Sherrill Knoll

The Weaverville Community Center at Dottie Sherrill Knoll, located at 60 Lakeshore Drive, opened in September 2021. The Center offers the opportunity for community members to connect, move, learn, and grow together. The Community Center houses the Dry Ridge Historical Museum, as well as multiple rentable spaces for community use for meetings, family celebrations, birthday parties, class reunions, weddings, receptions, etc.

Although it is a standalone 501c3 non-profit organization and is not directly affiliated with the Town of Weaverville government, the Weaverville Center for Creative and Healthy Living (WCCHL) leases space within the Community Center and provides a variety of programs that are free to the community. Additional information on WCCHL can be found on their Facebook page.

The Community Center is managed by the Town’s Recreation Coordinator, Shelby Stovall, who can be reached at (828) 658-5816 or [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE The mailing address for the Weaverville Community Center is as follows:

Shelby Stovall

30 S Main Street

P.O. Box #338

Weaverville, NC 28787

Town Parks

The Town of Weaverville maintains two public parks within its jurisdiction: Lake Louise Park and the Main Street Nature Park. These Town parks are beautifully maintained by the Town’s Public Works Department and are used extensively for passive recreation activities.  Residents and visitors can enjoy short walks around Lake Louise, or along the walking paths of the Main Street Nature Park, where staff and volunteers have created colorful flower beds using native plants.

You can walk from downtown’s Main Street Nature Park to Lake Louse Park!  Download or view the Weaverville Walking Map!

Lake Louise Park

The Town of Weaverville owns and maintains Lake Louise, which encompasses approximately 15.5 acres with a more than five-acre, man-made lake. The park also features playground facilities, outdoor exercise equipment, picnic shelters, a walking track, grills and fishing. Picnic shelters are not available for reservation at this time and may be utilized on a first come first serve basis. Town observances and celebrations are held in the park throughout the year.

Anyone with a North Carolina fishing license may fish in Lake Louise. For the period from present through June 30, 2022 a fishing permit from the Town of Weaverville to fish in Lake Louise is no longer required.

Please see the rules for fishing in Lake Louise:

Main Street Nature Park

The Main Street Nature Park is located behind the Weaverville Town Hall and runs parallel to Main Street. The park, encompassing 10 acres, is open to the public daily. Parking is available in several sites, including: Pine Street, Main Street, or behind the Weaverville Town Hall. The park has a walking trail, where dogs are permitted on leash. The park serves as a demonstration area for natural habitats for Western North Carolina flora and fauna and is home to the Town’s Second Saturday Summer Music Series, which is held on the meadow stage.

Future Reems Creek Greenway

The Future Reems Creek Greenway will be a 2.25 mile greenway located along scenic Reems Creek, which passes through historic structures reflecting the Town of Weaverville’s milling history and ends on the Town’s public properties.

“The Reems Creek Greenway plan provides a preferred alignment as well as alternatives with a menu of choices that addresses both opportunities and challenges, costs, public input, and land acquisition needs.”
– Equinox Environmental

Connect Reems Creek

Parks and Recreation Opportunities Around the Town

In addition to Weaverville’s two parks, residents and visitors have easy access to Reems Creek Golf Course, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Vance Birthplace, and the Buncombe County Park System, all within a short distance from Weaverville. Just outside the Town’s corporate limits, one can find Karpen Field, which is managed by Buncombe County Recreation and provides two soccer fields for daytime use. In addition, Buncombe County Schools, Weaverville Elementary, Weaverville Primary and North Buncombe High School have numerous fields for baseball, softball and football. North Buncombe High School also has an indoor pool.