We rebuilt Jones Park!

Say hello to Candace Pickens Memorial Park!

After five days of herculean work involving over 1000 volunteers, five semi-trucks of mulch, miles of boards, thousands of screws, and hours of smiles, the Asheville community built a new park that generations of kids will enjoy. We thank everyone who helped out with these efforts over the course of the build and we look forward to seeing you at the park!

The park is now open for play! Come on by!

Opening Ceremony

We will soon host an official opening for the park and are working to complete a beautiful park sign, designed by Candace's aunt Jenny Pickens. Stay tuned for an official date. The park is currently open and can be played in by the community. 

Donate to support 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 eliana.rodriguez@acsgmail.net. 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!