Two of Buncombe County's newest parks opened in the past week. Silver-Line Park, a major milestone in the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project, features boat ramp access to the French Broad River, picnic shelters, a playground, and a greenway and walking trails. Across town to the west, the Buncombe County Sports Park, part of the Enka Recreation Destination, now welcomes furry friends and their owners to the County's first dog park.
Both the Enka Recreation Destination and the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, received major financial support from Buncombe County TDA with grants from the Tourism Product Development Fund. The fund, which comes from a portion of lodging taxes paid by visitors to our community, has contributed to 39 community projects through nearly $44 million in community investment by the BCTDA.
This week the Buncombe County TDA officially opens the Tourism Product Development Fund grant cycle for 2022. With $15 million expected to be available to Buncombe County nonprofits and municipal partners for capital projects, the fund is already attracting interest and excitement for its continued enhancement of our community through investment in destination assets.
The TPDF 2022 Program Guide is now available on AshevilleCVB.com, which includes additional criteria for evaluating potential projects for alignment with BCTDA’s strategic imperatives. We are hosting a virtual information session on May 4 for interested applicants. Phase I applications are due June 1 and the Buncombe County TDA will announce awards at the end of October.
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