I know the water treatment pipeline goes thru this area - hence the pumping station just above the park - and frequently the smells are a bit rough, but this is open, sludgy water. There are rubbers, tampons and toilet wads burbling up slowly. I'd avoid the spot until something gets done as it doesn't just smell, it seems like a disease vector.
EDITOR'S NOTE FROM JEN SAYLOR:
This blog is not just for events and positive vibes. It's for us. It's for Asheville. I'm SO glad Zen posted this & I welcome more posts like it... Thanks, Zen.