Effective August 11, 2021, masks are required in all City of Asheville buildings.
As a park within the City of Asheville, the WNC Nature Center will require masks for visitors ages five and older in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
Are you ready to run wild with the WNC Nature Center?! Join the Friends of the WNC Nature Center for the first ever Running of the Goats 5k and Nature Walk to support the animals you love!
Nature Center goats Roddy, Swiss and Alpine, and Bill and Ted can’t wait to cheer you on as you race to be the Greatest Of All Time!
The in-person 5k and Nature Walk are officially sold out! You can still register to participate in the virtual 5k or purchase a race shirt below to support the Friends of the WNC Nature Center!
We’re excited to be able to provide an in-person experience, and we want to do so safely. We will be following State of North Carolina guidelines and exercising all necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Here’s what we’re doing to keep our in-person event as safe as possible for everyone: