Pritchard Park
Pritchard Park
3.5

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DeelightfulTraveler
Saginaw, MI120 contributions
Couples
Crafts by day, drunks by night. My friend and I enjoyed music and sunshine one afternoon. Families and older people were there. Four hours later, the park was full of people drinking out of paper bags and picking fights with one another.
Written September 7, 2015
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John
Somerville, NJ198 contributions
Couples
Extremely entertaining. A must see. We went there and listened to synchronized drumming from about 60 - 70 local and visiting drummers. Local culture galore. All are invited to participate in their own way.
Written August 23, 2019
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bcusac2016
Upper Sandusky, OH74 contributions
Couples
This is a really small park in the middle of a busy downtown area. There are good bars and restaurants close by. Friday night there is the drum circle which truly is something to see. But other than that there really isn't much of a reason to go here. There are a lot of homeless in the area but they don't seem to bother you too much. I felt safe.
Written April 23, 2018
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TravelerMags
Cape Coral, FL222 contributions
Couples
The center of what could be a really cute and nice downtown area is this nasty little park. The fact that this area is filled with homeless, graffiti, and trash really takes away from the nice restaurants and cute boutiques surrounding the park. We did not feel safe waiting outside the restaurant for a table. Ended up backing ourselves up into a store window in order to stay away from the park and the people in the park.
Written August 7, 2020
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RessieA
North Carolina Mountains, NC259 contributions
Friends
Well the entire downtown is rather nasty. Lot of unique shops if you travel up Haywood St toward the civic center. However, the area around Pritchard park is filled with bums, grungy hipsters and an assortment of ???. Could be a beautiful little area if they would clean up. There are police that stay there all the time, sorta of scary.
Written June 30, 2014
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Foodie Fiesta
Asheville, NC12 contributions
Solo
What happened to downtown Asheville? Pritchard park has been trashed every time I have visited and getting worse every day. Asheville downtown needs a stronger police presence to improve quality of life.
Written June 16, 2020
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travelersjimbeth
Asheville, NC94 contributions
Couples
Pritchard Park is in the middle of downtown Asheville with benches and wierd frekie folks. Panhandlers on occasion until police run them off. Cigs, grass, cigars smoked and butts on ground with empty bottles. Some days are better than others. Always be on your guard don't want to be pick pocketed or purse ripped from your shoulder. If walking be careful or get hit with vehicles.
Written March 30, 2017
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ScrappyT
Cincinnati, Ohio1 contribution
Family
I have always enjoyed visiting Asheville, but the trip this August has given me pause for future trips. Countless homeless addicts surround all of the green space. Two snorted drugs right off the sidewalk and at 2 pm on a Sunday afternoon.
Written September 6, 2016
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Bonnie P
Fort Myers, FL152 contributions
Couples
It's so great that you can just walk downtown in Asheville and find hours of free entertainment people watching! And, of course, this is one of the best venues to people watch...
Written August 21, 2016
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Levannah
Hendersonville, NC878 contributions
Solo
Pritchard Park is a small little city-center park not unlike others in the middle of cities and towns. It offers a bit of green space and respite in the midst of the bustle of the city. On the downside, you'll be more likely to encounter homeless individuals. I have not found this enough of a problem to avoid Pritchard and I've never felt unsafe. The park hosts the Friday night Asheville Drum Circle (see separate reviews for the Drum Circle) - a wonderful weekly event for locals and visitors alike. I noticed recently that improvements are being made to the park to make it more appealing including landscaping and greenery. These improvements will make a very good city park even better.
Written July 22, 2017
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