Parks and Recreation and Landscaping

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Contact Us:

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address: 145 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Mailing Address: PO Box 47, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Phone: (828) 295-5222

Director: Mrs. Jennifer Gore Brown


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2019 Christmas Parade Registration

Registration Opens: 10/2/2019
Registration Closes: 11/22/2019

Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in the 2019 Blowing Rock Christmas Parade. This year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 30th at 2:00 pm. Parade line up will begin at 12:00 pm; all participants must be lined up by no later than 1:30 pm. This year’s registration deadline is Friday, November 22nd. If you have questions, please contact Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation (828-295-5222).
We are limiting the total number of entries to 100 participants. This limitation has been put in place to provide enough space for each entrant. Please note that registration for the parade is on a first come first serve basis and all forms must be received by November 22nd. If you need to cancel your entry, please let us know as soon as possible so that another organization or individual may participate.


Christmas Poster 2019



The mission of Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation is “to provide and enhance recreational and cultural opportunities for our residents and visitors.” 

Staffing and Schedules

The Recreation Department has six full-time positions: the Parks and Recreation Director,  Facilities Coordinator, Programs Coordinator, Parks Maintenance Technician, Landscape Specialist and a Landscape Assistant. In addition to the permanent positions, there are a substantial number of seasonal positions.


This department is also responsible for the landscaping in Broyhill Park, Annie Cannon Gardens, Memorial Park, and other Town-maintained planting areas.




A primary goal of this department is to develop, beautify, conserve, and maintain a system of parks which will assure quality leisure opportunities for all that reside and visit Blowing Rock.