Help Rebuild Jones Park!

Jones Park is being rebuilt as Candace Pickens Park October 4-8!

Rendering of the future Candace Pickens Park to be built October 2023. Learn more about Playgrounds by Leathers.

Sign Up to Help!

*** If you'd like to volunteer to helping please SIGN UP HERE ***

We need skilled and unskilled workers to get this built, skilled is defined as knowing how to use a circular saw. We need help with childcare for volunteers working, serving food, art and special features. We need team captains, both skilled and unskilled, to be on site every day managing the crews of volunteers with guidance from Playgrounds by Leathers supervisors.

There are lots of ways to help – let us know what you are interested in doing when you sign up!

Want to be more involved before the build? We are working every week between now and October getting this organized. Call or email: 828.545.9571

Already Registered and Have Questions?

Please refer to our FAQ and Volunteer Guidelines for more information on the build, including information on parking, bathrooms, food, childcare, tools and more!

Lend Your Tools to Build The Park!

Building Candace Pickens Memorial Park is an ALL VOLUNTEER effort and that includes tools! We're looking for folks willing to lend us their tools for the duration of the build Oct 4 through 8th. Tools can be dropped off the weekend prior to the build and picked up the following Monday October 9th. If you have an extra drill, rake, shovel, wheel barrow, tape measure - we need lots of tools! Check out our tool needs inventory to learn more and to lend us your tools.

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Donate to help build the park!

Click here to make a donation via PayPal to Asheville City Schools Foundation, our partner for this project. 

There will be a transaction fee of 2.89% plus .30 USD for PayPal transactions. For transactions of $500 or more the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) strongly recommends checks or wire transfers. For wire transfers or the transfer of stock, please contact Eliana Rodriguez at ACSF is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are normally tax deductible. However, always consult your taxadviser. Cash should be conveyed in person, of course. 

Checks should be mailed to:

Asheville City Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 3196
Asheville, NC 28802 Foundation
Memo: Candace Pickens Park

Thanks to our supporting sponsors!