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JC Parks 4137 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN 37601 423-283-5815 office 423-283-5829 fax Email: jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org Website: www.johnsoncitytn.org


Enjoy our diverse selection of programs and special events designed to provide something for everyone. Classes are combined by categories rather than locations or age groups. So no matter your age, you can find the perfect program to meet your needs. It is our belief that parks and recreation opportunities, and open spaces, provide a foundation for the physical, social, economic, environmental and well-being of our community. Join the Fun!

Enjoy taking photos? Share your photos of family and friends enjoying our parks, events and facilities. We’d love to see you enjoying all the amenities we have to offer, and we’d love to feature some of your photos in our newsletter, website, Facebook page and in this program guide. Email them to us at makwdpark@johnsoncitytn.org or share them with us using the hashtag: Buffalo Mountain Park, a 725-acre nature preserve primarily used for hiking, picnicking and nature programs. Photo by Nature Program Coordinator Connie Deegan. City Commission

Park Advisory Board

City Staff

Mayor David Tomita

Chair Jonathan Kinnick

City Manager M. Denis Peterson

Vice Mayor Jenny Brock

Robert Clemons

Assistant City Manager Charles Stahl

Commissioner Ralph Van Brocklin

Andy Dotterweich

Assistant City Manager Robert Wilson

Commissioner Todd Fowler

Ross Duncan

Parks Director James Ellis

Commissioner Joe Wise

Mark Durkee

Assistant Director Vacant

Carrie Fleenor Larry Glaspie Charlie Stahl Grant Summers Marc Upton 2


Information Special Events Aquatics Arts … Music … Dance Classes / Programs Nature Fitness / Exercise Sports / Athletics Senior Programs Facility Rentals Pavilions Parks & Facilities

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Administration 4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5815 Athletics 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5822 Carver Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Ave. Johnson City Phone: 423-461-8830 Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Rd., Johnson City Phone: 423-461-4872 Golf Courses Buffalo Valley 190 Golf Course Rd., Unicoi Phone: 423-743-5021 Pine Oaks 1709 Buffalo Rd., Johnson City Phone: 423-434-6250 Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services & Pool 510 Bert St., Johnson City Phone: 423-434-5749 (Recreation Services) Phone: 423-434-6237 (Senior Services) Phone: 423-434-5759 (Pools)

423-283-5815

jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org

Princeton Arts Center 2516 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5815 Nature 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5821

www.johnsoncitytn.org The Johnson City Board of Commissioners adopted a tobacco-free policy for the city’s park system on Sept. 6, 2007. The use of tobacco products on cityowned park land, park facilities, and open space is prohibited. 3


DID YOU KNOW? Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic and recreation benefits to our city. They are a source of positive economic benefits. They enhance property values, increase municipal revenue, bring in homebuyers and workers and improve the quality of life for our citizens.

BY THE NUMBERS ...

24 parks in the park system 1,150 acres of park land 4 recreation facilities 1 multi-generational community center 23 lighted tennis courts 1 dog park 6 swimming pools 17 play structures 4 indoor basketball courts 1 boardwalk 1 lakefront area 2 boat ramps 1 18-hole disc golf course 2 amphitheaters 6 sand volleyball courts 30 picnic shelters 19.75 miles of hiking/walking trails 1 football stadium 1 baseball stadium 1 skateboard park 1 historic cabin 1 tree arboretum 5 multi-use athletic fields 10 youth baseball fields 763 youth basketball 232 adult basketball 12 soccer fields 10 softball fields 975 recreation soccer players 81 summer tennis 1 18-hole golf courses 33,458 rounds of golf played 64 youth kickball 1 art center 45,474 volunteer hours 2 foundations (1 park and 1 senior services) 92,106 participated in senior programs 350 employees (69 full-time, 31 part-time, and 250+ seasonal) 137,860 participants in recreation programs If you have volunteered in the past or are looking for a chance to give back to the community participating in a worthwhile project, we have just the opportunity! Much of what we do at Johnson City Parks and Recreation is made possible through the hard work of our dedicated family of volunteers. Not only do our volunteers save the city financial resources each year, they also allow us to do a number of things we simply could not afford to do otherwise. In the process, our volunteers help strengthen our community and solidify that Johnson City is a great place to live work, and PLAY. 4


Parks and Recreation classes/programs: Classes/programs are offered at all center locations. Registration is available for most programs online. Walkin registration is welcome at all locations during regular operating hours. Register Online: www.myjcparks.org Location

Address

Hours Monday - Friday

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Administration Office (Pavilions)

4137 Bristol Hwy.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

423-283-5815

Athletic Office

4137 Bristol Hwy.

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

423-283-5822

Carver Recreation Center Saturday Sunday

322 W. Watauga Ave.

9 a.m. - 7p.m. Mon-Fri. Noon - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m.

423-461-8830

Freedom Hall Pool Saturday Lap Swim Sunday Pool Parties

1320 Pactolas Rd.

3 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 423-461-4872 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Princeton Arts Center

2516 E. Oakland Ave.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

423-283-5815

7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

423-434-5749

Memorial Park Community Center & 510 Bert St. Pool

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Refunds will not be given on rentals and reservations. When inclement weather requires the cancellation of Johnson City schools, all scheduled classes and programs, with the exception of athletic league games for that day, will be cancelled and a full refund will be given. If the class, event or athletic program is cancelled by staff, a full refund will be given. If a class or program is partially cancelled by staff, a pro-rated refund will be given. Medical refunds may be considered upon request accompanied by a valid doctor’s note. No refunds will be given for a class, program or athletic program once it begins. Refunds will be given for a class, program or athletic program before it starts. If the class, program or athletic program is less than $10 a full refund will be given. Class, programs or athletic programs greater than $10 will be charged an administrative fee of $10. Transfers on department-operated classes, programs or athletic programs can be transferred within the same division for the same fee. However, the transfer must be made before the start date. The department reserves the right to grant any and all refunds at its sole discretion. An appeal can be requested in writing to the Parks and Recreation director, whose decision is administratively final.

On occasion, our staff may photograph or videotape participants in department programs and classes, or at special events, festivals, or facilities. These photos are for our department use only and may be used in publications, pamphlets, flyers, social media and video productions.

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Resident/Non Resident Fees: Johnson City residents make significant contributions to the operation of this department through the payment of property taxes. These contributions are separate from fees paid for programs and services offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. In recognition of this contribution, Johnson City residents qualify for the “Resident” rate. Those who live outside City of Johnson City municipal limits qualify for the “Non-Resident” rate.

Facebook and Twitter are sources for getting information out to the public. In the event a program is cancelled the public can always check out our Facebook page for the latest updates. We also highlight photos of our program attendees on our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jcparkstn or follow us on Twitter @JCParksTN and share your experiences using the #JCPARKSREC.

Parks and Recreation provides summer seasonal job opportunities such as lifeguards, summer program staff, tennis instructors, athletic officials, scorekeepers and turf and maintenance staff.

Programs are sometimes cancelled or altered due to low registration, changes in staff or facility availability. Due to the large amount of information found in the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Fun Guide, errors before or after publication may occur. We apologize for any errors in this brochure and we will advise you of any changes as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations occur.

All participants are expected to follow the rules of the facilities. Specialty areas, such as, pools and fitness areas, have posted signs stating special rules specific to that area. Disregard or abuse of facility rules may result in removal by staff or police from the facility for a designated length of time or permanently.

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Recreational activities/programs are intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. Despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury when participating in any recreational activity/program. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. Depending on the particular activity, participants must understand that certain risks, dangers and injuries due to inclement weather, slipping, falling, poor skill level or conditioning, carelessness, horseplay, unsportsmanlike conduct, premises defects, inadequate or defective equipment, inadequate supervision, instruction or officiating and all other circumstances inherent to indoor and outdoor recreational activities/programs exist. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the City of Johnson City to guarantee absolute safety.

Administration Main Number (423) 283-5815

Park Services John Grindstaff, Park Services Manager (423) 975-2670

Memorial Park Community Center Main Number (423) 434-5750

James Ellis, Parks Director (423) 283-5815

Roger Cox, Assistant Manager (423) 975-2670

Recreation Services Desk (423) 434-5749

Vacant, Assistant Director (423) 434-5771

Cindy Bogart, Administrative Coordinator (423) 975-2670

Aquatics Desk Memorial Park Community Center (423) 434-5755

Missy Hollifield, Office Manager (423) 283-5870

Recreation Services Sam Miller, Recreation Services Manager (423) 283-5820

Amanda Hollifield, Operations Manager (423) 434-5753

Linda Guess, Clerical Specialist (423) 283-5815

Herb Greenlee, Carver Center Supervisor (423) 461-8831

Kelly Finney, Center Supervisor (423) 434-5758

Mary Ann Kinch, Marketing & Events (423) 283-5827

Rachel Evans, Aquatics Supervisor (423) 434-5754

Tina Sparks, Maint./Custodial Supervisor (423) 434-2056

Michele Smith, Accounts Clerk (423) 283-5828

Freedom Hall Pool (423) 461-4872

Deb Fogle, Senior Services Manager (423) 434-6231

Picnic Pavilion Rentals (423) 283-5815 www.myjcparks.org

Memorial Park Community Center Pool Receptionist (423) 434-5759

Senior Services Desk (423) 434-6237

Athletics David Carmichel, Athletic Manager (423) 283-5825 Softball & T-Ball Text Alerts Text: cojc.7 Number: 77943

Mary Lee Baker, Center Supervisor Princeton Arts Center (423) 283-5725

Golf Jim Hughes, Golf Director (423) 483-5838

Batter’s Up Batting Cages (423) 283-9633

Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator (423) 283-5821

Pine Oaks Golf Course (423) 434-6250

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The department operates the indoor aquatics facilities at Freedom Hall 423-461-4872, Memorial Park Community Center 423-434-5755, and the outdoor pool on Legion St. 423-461-4856

Swim Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 for availability Dates: Vary with each session Times: Vary with each session Ages: 4-13 (beginner to intermediate) Cost: $40 per session per child for beginner – advanced (consists of 30 minute sessions) Beginner: This level is for beginners who have had little or no experience in the water, outside of the bathtub. Swimmers will work on gaining confidence and competence in the pool environment, including submersion and breath control. To move into the intermediate level, the swimmer should be able to demonstrate going under water for 5 or more seconds, floating on front and back with little to no assistance, kicks on front and back with little to no assistance, doggie paddling with little to no assistance and entering and exiting the water safely. Intermediate: This level will begin training swimmers to complete all skills in the water with no assistance. Swimmers will start developing freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. To move on to the advanced level, the swimmer must demonstrate floating on front and back and then regaining to their feet, streamline gliding on front and back with leg action, freestyle arm action with support, backstroke arm action with support, rolling to front and back, sculling and water safety knowledge. Advance: This session will develop competency in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Swimmers will also begin learning butterfly and flip turns. When the skills are completely learned in this level, the swimmer should be ready to join a swim team.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Dates: Registration begins January, 2018. A pre-test will be held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - noon. Pre-tests consist of a nonstop 300 meter swim, two minutes of treading water using no hands and a 20-meter brick dive in the deep water with no goggles. The pre-test must be completed before enrollment in the class. Class times: Class I: March 2,3,4, 10 and 11 Class 2: March 23, 24, 25, 31 and April 1 Class 3: April 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22 Class 4: May 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 Times: 2-week schedule Friday (first week only) - 6 - 10 p.m. Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: 15+ Cost: $200/person Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a lifeguard in, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Dates: Class is held the second weekend of the full lifeguard class. This course is for those who need their American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification updated. If you have not taken the American Red Cross Lifeguard course before, you will need to enroll for the full program. Class times: Class I: March 10 and 11 Class 2: March 31 and April 1 Class 3: April 21 and 22 Class 4: May 19 and 20 Times: Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $100/person Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a lifeguard in, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials for the next two years. 27


Arthritis Cardio Waves Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 6-7 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3/class, $25/month High intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits. All equipment is provided. Instructor: Kim McLeod

SliverSneakers® Splash Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Therapy pool) 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: SliverSneakers® members only. Splash is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Therapy pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Time: 11–11:40 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $3/class or $25/month Have a form of arthritis? This is an activity that can help manage the symptoms of arthritis. This class helps get you moving with a low impact exercise. It is held in our therapy pool, which is equipped with a handicap lift. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Aqua Mix Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 9-10 a.m. Date: Saturday Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3/class or $25/month Looking for a challenging workout? Get in over your head with us for some intense water aerobics. This class uses floatation belts to keep you afloat while doing exercises in the deep water. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular, endurance and core work. No swimming skills needed. Instructor: Kim McLeod

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Morning Water Aerobics Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 9–10 a.m. Cost: $3/class or $25/month Get in shape, enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Evening Water Aerobics Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 6–7 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3/class or $25/per month Get in shape, enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Power Walking Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 10–10:45 a.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3/class or $25/per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Lap Swim at Memorial Park Community Center Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date and Time: Monday-Friday 7-8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday 11:30 am-1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday 7- 8:45 p.m. Saturday 11 am-1 p.m. Cost: $2/person $30/month

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Senior Lap Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday-Friday Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Ages: 55 + Cost: $2/person -$30/month Need time to swim? We offer several options, whether your choice is swimming laps, aqua jogging, or just doing your own thing, we have a time to fit your needs. The senior lap swim program is for those ages 55 or older.

Home School Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday Time: 2-4 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3 for 13 and older $2 for 12 and under

Mommy and Me Swim Time

Open Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date/Time: Mon., Wednesday, Friday, 4-5:45 pm Friday, 7-8:45 p.m. Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. Cost: $3 (ages 13 and up) $2 (ages 12 and under) Free (ages 3 and under)

Open Swim Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date/Time: Friday, 7-8:45 p.m. (year round) Saturday, 1-4:45 pm (year round) Cost: $3 (ages 13 and up) $2 (ages 4-12) Free (ages 3 and under)

Lap Swim Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date/Time: Friday: 7:30-8:45 pm (year round) Cost: $2/person $30/month

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday through Friday Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: 4 and under Cost: $1/per visit Looking for a time when the pool is less crowded to bring your little ones to the pool? The shallow end of the pool has been set aside for you and your little one to enjoy the water. Swim diapers are required for children non-potty trained. 30


Scout Water Badges Masters Swimming Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-833-5595 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 6–7 a.m. Age: 18 and older Cost: $50/month Join this group of adult swimming enthusiasts for organized workouts supervised by a professional coach. Participants range in ability from novice to former high school and college athletes. This motivational group will get you into shape, help train you for triathlons, and improve your techniques! Instructor: Chris Coraggio

Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date: Dates must be reserved one week in advance. Time: Thursday, 7:30-845 p.m. Cost: $10/groups of 10 Reservation required. This time is set aside for Boy and Girl Scout troops to work on water skills necessary to obtain badges. If you would like for our team members to assist with instruction, please bring skill requirements prior to your scheduled date. Troop leaders please come prepared.

Kayak Roll Class Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call 423-461-4872 Date: Tuesday Time: 7:30–8:45 p.m. Age: 5 and older Cost: $2/per class Need a place to practice with your Kayak? Come join us in the pool to perfect your Kayak skills. Kayaks are not provided. Note: This is not an open swim must be in a kayak for the majority of the time. Requirements: Must be able to swim 25 meters freestyle without stopping to participate.

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Pool Parties Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Dates/Times: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., 2:10-3:10 p.m., 3:20-4:20 p.m. (Sat. party room rentals are held during open swim time. The party room can be rented for one hour so that guests can eat and open their gifts. The cost for the party room is $25). Swimmers and nonswimmers will pay a rate of $1/person for their party guests). Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m . (Sunday parties are private parties that run in two-hour time slots. The time includes two hours with two lifeguards and up to 50 guests, which includes swimmers and nonswimmers. Additional fees are required for more guests. Guests will be asked to exit the water 15 minutes prior to the end of their party and exit the building by the end of their party time). Cost: $90/2 hours (2/hr. minimum includes lifeguard)   

51-100 swimmers, add 1 guard $35/2 hrs. 101-150 swimmers add 2 guards $65/2 hrs. 151-200 swimmers add 3 guards $95/2 hrs.

Glow Stick Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Jan. 5 Time: 7-8:45 p.m. Cost: $2/person 12 and under $3/person 13 and older Lights down and music up as we ring in the New Year with glow sticks! Don’t miss the fun!

Parents Night Out Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Feb. 13 Time: 5 - 8 p.m. Ages: 3-12 Cost: Free Want to enjoy a night out without the kids? Drop your children off for some fun with our staff while you enjoy a night out and about. The kids will enjoy an evening of activities in the gym and swimming.

Sweetheart Swim

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Parties are scheduled in two hour time Call: 423-434-5755 slots. The time includes two hours with two lifeguards and up to 50 guests, which Date: Feb. 16 Time: 7-8:45 p.m. include swimmers and non-swimmers. Additional fees are required for additional Cost: $5/couple Come feel the love and have the time of guests. Guest will be asked to exit the water 15 minutes prior to the end of their your life at the sweetheart swim. Couples young and old can swim and listen to the party and exit the building by the end of music of yesteryear. Don’t lose that lovin’ their two-hour time slot. feeling, join us for an evening of fun. 32


Inchworm Artist Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Thursdays, Jan. 11-25 Time: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Ages: 1 Cost: $16/month Inchworm Artist encourages the young toddler and parent or grandparent to play, learn, explore and experiment with a wide range of art materials. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Tiny Artists Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Tuesdays Jan. 9-March 6 Time: 10 - 10:45 a.m. Ages: 2-3 Cost: $25/month Tiny Artist encourages young children to explore, create, learn and experiment with a wide variety of art resources. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Preschool Artists Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Tuesday Jan. 9-March 6 Time: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Ages: 4-5 Cost: $30/person This class will build knowledge of basic art

techniques and give preschoolers freedom to express their ideas, imagination and moods through painting, sculpting, collage and a variety of other art forms and creative play. Supplies and materials are provided. Play clothes are recommended. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Only Glue Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5725 Registration deadline: January 2 Date: Wed., Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31 Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Ages: 4-5 Cost: $3/class There are so many fun and unexpected uses for glue. Join us each week for a little glue fun using our sticky fingers to make some exciting art.

Painting in a Fever Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5725 Registration deadline: March 23 Date: Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 2-3 Cost: $3 Painting in a fever is going around and it’s contagious! Symptoms are mixing colors, painting uncontrollable and having too much fun. Put your mask on for some painting fun! 33


Finger Knitting Good Homeschool Art Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Wednesday, Jan. 10-March 7 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 4-11 Cost: $3/class Join this mixed group of homeschoolers to create individual and group projects using a wide range of materials. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Intro to Drawing

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Registration deadline: Jan. 16 Date: Jan. 19 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Ages: 10-14 Cost: $25 Come and have fun with yarn it will put you in stiches! Finger knitting produces a long thin strip of stocking stitch and there are many things you can do with these strips. Just bring your fingers and hand they are the best tools for this project. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Tuesdays Jan. and Feb. Time: 4 - 5:15 p.m. Ages: 10-14 Cost: $30/month Artists will learn basic drawing skills taking basic shape and form to see how they interact into the environment. Students will work with different materials such as forms and shapes to build eye-hand coordination and drawing skills. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Pop Up Hearts

After-School Art

Painting with Bare Feet

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Wednesdays Jan. 10-March 7 Time: 4-5:15 p.m. Ages: 6-11 Cost: $35/month Join me after school where you can bring it on and have some fun creating art using your individual technique and creativity. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Registration deadline: Feb. 5 Date: Feb. 9 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Ages: 10-14 Cost: $5/person Pop goes the hearts out of your paper. We will cut, glue and fold paper to make 3D entertaining Valentine cards. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5725 Registration deadline: Feb. 23 Date: Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 Time: 3-5 p.m. Ages: 6-11 Cost: $3/class Experience the feeling of painting barefoot. Some of the sensations you might feel are 34


cool, warm, texture, smooth and rough. These feelings can be revealed in your art style. Students will work with various media to produce free-style artwork.

Easter in a Mystery Basket

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5725 Registration deadline: March 21 Jump and Junk Art Date: Monday, March 26 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Time: 3-5 p.m. Call: 423-434-5725 Ages: 4-7 Registration deadline: Jan. 25 Cost: $5/person Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22 Celebrate Easter by making fun arts and crafts, decorating a cupcake and sorting Time: 3-5 p.m. candy to put into your Easter basket. Ages: 12-15 Cost: $4/class This class will use rhythmic movement and Sweets and Paint Night discarded junk or trash to create three Location: Memorial Park Community dimensional works of art. Some projects will Center not be visually pleasing to the eye. Call: 423-434-5749 Registration: Jan. 29-Feb. 20 All That Book Date: February 22 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Call: 423-434-5725 Ages: 13-17 Registration deadline: Jan. 23 Cost: $7/person Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Enjoy creating your own paint masterpiece Time: 3-5 p.m. as you follow the instructions of the artist. Ages: 8-12 Each participant is encouraged to bring a dessert to share with the group. Art supplies Cost: $4/class will be provided. Preregistration is required. Call it what you want, art journaling is one’s craft and all that. Everyone should have their own art journal to play in, to practice in and to express themselves. Join us and start your journey into art journaling.

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Life Drawing

Casual Coloring Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Fridays, Jan. 12-March 9 Time: 9:45-11:30 a.m. Ages: Adults Cost: Free Relax and color your world with your favorite coloring book. Bring your own coloring book or pick a page from Mandala or Zentangle. All coloring pages and supplies will be provided. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Thursdays, Feb. 8 - March 8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Ages: Adult Cost: $40/person This class will deal with the art of drawing the body. Students will study the head, hands, feet and the full body. We will be looking at construction, shapes and mass of the body. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

Open Art Studio Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 10-March 7 Time: 1-2:45 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free Carver invites you to be part of Open Studio Time. There will be tables, space, chairs and water available, all you’ll need are your art supplies, current projects and free time to spend with other artists. Instructor: Michael Hammonds

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Location: Carver Recreation Center 423-461-8830 The after-school program follows the school year for grades K –12. Space is limited. Cost for the school year is $50 per person, which includes Kids Café, tutoring, exercise, and nutrition counseling, transportation from select schools and field trips. A transportation form and application must be completed prior to enrollment. Forms are available at Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave. Schedule runs January through May 18. The program is designed to help youth in all school subject areas. Program

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Time

Age

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday

3 - 5:30 p.m.

Computer Lab

Mondays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

6-8

Tuesdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

9-12

Wednesdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Adults

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

13-18

Gym Activities

Monday through Friday

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Free Fridays

Fridays (Includes, arts, crafts, field trips,

4 p.m.

6-18

Grades K–12 6 - up

sports)

Nutrition Program

Mondays

4 - 5 p.m.

Grades K-12

Meet the Doctors

Mondays and Thursdays

4 - 5 p.m.

Grades K-12

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Teen Trivia

TEEN Center Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Monday-Thursday Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: Grades 7-12 Cost: FREE Different activities on a daily basis such as, Xbox, Billiards, Foosball, and arts and crafts. The teen room is safe, fun and supervised.

Teen Game Night Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Jan. 2, 16, Feb. 6, 20, Mar. 6, 20, Apr. 3, 17 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages: 13-18 Cost: Free Snacks and beverages are served. Surprises of ice cream and pizza will be added periodically. Bring your friends and socialize with the gang at MPCC while playing Xbox, tWall or EyePlay.

Teen Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 5-6 p.m. Ages: 13-17 Cost: Free Join us to hang out with your friends in our game room and enjoy some open gym time.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: April 24 Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: 13-17 Cost: Free Registration open: 1-14 Join this fun night of trivia, games and pizza.

Teen Dive-In Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Jan. 15, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17 Time: 4-6 p.m. Ages: 13-17 Cost: Free Join your friends for a cool night of swimming and a movie.

3 Point Challenge Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Feb. 13 Time: 3 p.m. Ages: 12+ Cost: Free Think you got game? Join us and show us how many 3-pointers you can make in 60-seconds.

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Teen Karaoke Night Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: March 19 Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: 13-17 Cost: Free Do you have the voice of an angel? Join us for this fun night of socializing, singing, pizza and more.

Teens Rock Out! Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: Jan.434-5749 Date: 4th Thursdays beginning Jan. 25 Time: 5-8 p.m. Pre-register: Jan. 8-25 Ages: 13-17 Cost: TBA Teens will have a blast as we pack up and head to different locations around the city once a month. Some examples include movies, bowling and restaurants. Don’t miss all the fun!

Wild Card Wednesday Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Every Wednesday Time: 3 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Open gym participants will be introduced to a new activity to win prizes.

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Monday-Friday (closed 1st & 3rd Fri.) Time: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Ages: All ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free Court one is open for shoot around basketball and court two will be available for open run. Times are subject to change due to programs and events.

Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Open spring through fall Time: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.5 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Outdoor courts are open on a first come first serve. Courts are also available for rent.

Adaptive Recreation Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Class is filled with recreation games and activities to allow individuals to participate in sports recreation. A beginner class teaching basic rules of each game. 40


Start Smart Soccer Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays Jan. 24-Feb.28 Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $25 city resident $30 non-city Registration deadline: Jan. 18 (late fee will apply) Registration online: myjcparks.org A National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) program that focuses on teaching children and their parents basic motor skills necessary to play organized soccer while working one-on-one and spending quality time with their parents. Basic skills of the game will be taught. Space is limited. Fee includes T-shirt.

Cornhole 101 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan. 9-30 Time: 9-10 a.m. Ages: 18+ This beginners class is part of the Lifelong Sports Journey series and will teach the basics and rules of the sport. No experience required. Please preregister.

Preschool P.E.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 16-May 8 Time: 1-1:45 p.m. Start Smart Basketball Ages: 3-5 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Cost: $2/class Call: 423-434-5749 Learn the basic fundamentals of the followDate: Thursdays, Apr. 12-May 10 ing sports: basketball, football, soccer, golf, Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. recreational sports, and playground games. Ages: 3-5 Class will encourage team building, sportsCost: $25 city resident $30 non-city manship and fair play. Registration deadline: Apr. 6 (late fee will apply) Homeschool P.E. Registration online: myjcparks.org Location: Memorial Park Community A National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) Center program that focuses on teaching children Call: 423-434-5749 and their parents basic motor skills Date: Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 16-May necessary to play organized basketball while 8 working one-on-one and spending quality Time: 1-2 p.m. time with their parents. Basic skills of the Ages: 6+ game will be taught. Space is limited. Fee Cost: $3/class includes T-shirt. Learn the basic fundamentals of the following sports: basketball, football, soccer, golf, recreational sports, and playground games.

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Weight Room Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Year round Monday-Sunday Time: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat. noon-6 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m. Ages: 13+ Cost: Youth & women $5/month Men 18+ - $7/month The room is designed for fitness and health and includes a universal weight station, free weights, bench press and squat bar.

Spring Break Adventure Camp Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 12-16 Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades: K-12 Cost: $25/person (If your child is registered in the Carver after school program their admission is free) Campers will experience fun activities such as swimming, Putt Putt, movies and a field trip to Fenders Farm. Lunch and snacks will be served.

Fitness Expo Spring Break Camp (Johnson City Schools) Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: March 12-16 Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (early drop off 7:30 a.m. and late pick up 5:15 p.m. is available for an additional $10) Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40/child Schools out! What do you do with the kids? Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, movies, games and swimming. Campers are asked to pack a lunch and bring swim clothing daily. Limited to 60 children.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Jan. 18 Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free This is your chance to see what MPCC has to offer in the way of fitness classes. We offer a variety of classes ranging from aquatics, low impact, high impact, cardio, strength, SilverSneakers and many more opportunities to get you fit and healthy. Join in a facility tour and you may even win a door prize.

NAACP Blood Drive Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Jan. 15 Time: noon-6 p.m. Ages: 18+ Your donation could save a life. 42


Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Time Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Jan. 15 Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages: Youth Cost: Free Youth will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. through stories, music and arts and craft activities. Lunch will be provided. Program partner: ETSU Multicultural Affairs

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Jan. 15 Time: 6-8 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free The event in honor of Doctor King will include musical entertainment and great food.

My Little Valentine Special Hour Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Feb. 3 Time: 5-6 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Registration: Jan. 5-Feb.2 Online registration: myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC. Tickets will not be available at the dance. Cost: Jan. 5-16 - $10/person Jan. 27-Feb. 2 - $20/person The inaugural Sensory Sensitive hour is open to families in the special needs spectrum and offers a safe environment for them to dance and enjoy low music, reduced lighting, entertainment, refreshments and a take

home craft. A live DJ will make this event truly memorable. Photo vouchers can be purchased a head of time on line or the night of the event for $15. Once registration is completed online your tickets will be available at the center anytime prior to the dance.

My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Feb. 3 Time: 6-8 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Registration: Jan. 5-Feb. 2 Online registration: myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC. Tickets will not be available at the door Cost: Jan. 5-26 - $10/person Jan. 27-Feb. 2 - $20/person Daughters and their dads will enjoy an evening of DJ music, refreshments and surprises. The event is open to dads, grandads, guardians and daughters. Photos will be available and vouchers may be purchased online prior to the event or at the center.

Black History Program and Taste of the Community Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Feb. 22 Time: 6-8 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free program Taste tickets are $5/ person The program will feature a presentation on black history. Taste tickets will provide the opportunity to taste some incredible recipes. 43


St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Easter Egg Hunt & Cookout

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 8 Time: 4-5 p.m. Grades: K-12 Cost: Free Make a shamrock and add some artwork in the center. Your creation will be showcased on the center’s bulletin board.

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 29 Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 Cost: Free The hunt will be broken into the above age categories with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group who find the most eggs will win a prize. A cookout with all the trimmings will follow the egg hunt.

March Madness Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 13-April 2 Time: 4-5 p.m. Ages: 6+ Cost: Free Youth will participate in various contests such as, free throw, Spot Shot, 3 on 3 skill building and choose a team for tournament play. Prizes will be awarded.

Easter Crafts & Egg Coloring Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 27 ages: 6-10 March 28 ages: 11-16 Time: 4-5 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Youth will color all the eggs to be used in the annual Easter Egg hunt on March 29.

Flashlight Easter Egg Scramble Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: March 29 Time: 7:30 p.m. Visit the Easter bunny 8 :30 p.m. hunt begins Ages: 3-12 Cost: Free The fifth annual event will feature a visit with the Easter bunny and a race to see how many eggs can be discovered in the dark. Participants are asked to bring along their flashlight and Easter basket. Prizes will be awarded to those who find the Golden Eggs. There will be a separate egg hunt for ages 3-5.

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Tri-cities Table Tennis Tournament Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: April 13-15 Entry deadline: March 13 Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Ages: Boys & girls 12-19; Men & women 2049; Seniors 50+ Cost: $20/player (single or double) Players will play 6 games with 5 pool play and single elimination. A free cornhole tournament will also be available for all players. To sign up call: Herb, Aaron or Frankie at 423-461-8830

Glamping Sleepover Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: April 13 Registration: March 12-April 12 Time: 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Ages: 4-14 Cost: $15/person $10/multi child discount Glamping is camping glamorous style with friends and family inside the gymnasium. Campers will enjoy mud masks, manicures, pedicures, dinner, DIY dessert, craft and a chick flick. Campers are asked to bring their own sleeping bags, air mattress, pillow and blanket. Space is limited to the first 50 who sign up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

Mother’s Day Tea Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 5 Time: 10-11 a.m. Registration opens: April 2-May 3 Ages: Girls 4-12 (accompanied by mothers or grandmothers) Cost: $5/person It’s a very special tea party for your very special mother, grandmother or guardian. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of photo opportunities will be available so bring along your camera. Together you will complete a special craft project. Preregistration is required.

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First Day Hike

Winter Hike

Location: Buffalo Mountain Park Call: 423-283-5821 Date: Jan. 1 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Ages: Families Cost: $2/person Take a walk before you feast. Start off 2018 with a big batch of nature connection by putting your best foot forward outside. Hikers will keep the pace slow on this two-mile hike with stops and explanations of Buffalo’s winter environment. Bring your camera for a beautiful Johnson City view from Huckleberry Knob. Hikers should park below the yellow service road gate where the park road ends. Instructors: Connie Deegan and Arrow Dawson

Location: Willow Springs Park Call: 423-283-5821 Date: Feb. 17 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: Families Cost: $2/person How do insects, bats, frogs, turtle and many more of our native animals, as well as plants survive the winter? We will take it easy on this mile long walk with stops and explanations of Willow Springs’ winter environment. Then go home and put your feet up … Instructors: Connie Deegan and Arrow Dawson

Snakes of Northeast Tennessee Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-283-5821 Date: Feb. 12 Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages: Families Cost: Free Ahhhh, Snakes! You either like them or you don’t, but regardless of what side of the fence you are on, you’d probably like to know more. Enjoy a local herpetologist’s story that specializes in native species. A few animals will be available for a closer look should you so desire… Instructor: Connie Deegan

Welcome Spring Hike Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek Call: 423-283-5821 Date: March 17 Time: 10-11:15 a.m. Ages: Families Cost: $2/person This park offers wetland, meadow and hardwood forest habitats to verify that spring has arrived. Anticipate a slow-paced mile walk, stopping often for viewing and explanations. There is some uphill as we navigate the ridge. Instructors: Connie Deegan and Arrow Dawson

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Hikers and Outdoor Enthusiasts Agenda

Bluebell Wildflower Hike

Location: Winged Deer Park Call: 423-283-5821 Location: Memorial Park Community Date: April 2 Center Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m. Call: 423-283-5821 Ages: Families Date: March 26 Cost: Free Time: 9-10:30 a.m. This hike will showcase Northeast TennesAges: Adults see’s largest collection of naturalized BlueCost: Free bell flowers. The slow stroll along the park’s Good information; well communicated! Fill out paperwork and get this season’s hiking ‘back forty’ will allow the Bluebells to be our centerpiece as we take advantage of the schedule. Also, please join a Wilderness Ranger and former backcountry trail leader many other things Winged Deer has to offer. Hikers should meet in the disc golf parking with Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) as he discusses clothing, lot off Carroll Creek Rd. Instructor: Connie Deegan food, water, equipment and good pacing choices for day hikers. This is perfect for all levels of backpacking experience. Instructors: Kristina Patsel, Scotty Bowman (SAWS) and Connie Deegan

Bluebell Wildflower Hike Location: Winged Deer Park Call: 423-283-5821 Date: March 31 Time: 10-11:15 a.m. and 1-2:15 p.m. Ages: Families Cost: $2/person Simply put, they are BEAUTIFUL! Winged Deer Park has the largest collection of naturalized Bluebell flowers in Northeast Tennessee and they only bloom for a very short window of time. We will take a slow paced stroll around the ‘back forty’ letting the Bluebells provide our centerpiece as we take advantage of many other things that the park has to offer. Hikers should meet in the disc golf parking lot off Carroll Creek Rd. Instructor: Connie Deegan and Arrow Dawson 47


Health Coaching Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-827-6887 Date: By appointment only Cost: $30/ 30-minute session $75/3 (30 min sessions) $95/4 (30 min sessions) Are you interested in improving your health, but you’re not sure where to start? Health coaching can help you take your health to the next level no matter where you are today! Work with Rachel Irwin, certified wellness coach, to set health goals and get the support and encouragement you need to achieve those goals. Rachel is also a certified Inclusive Fitness trainer, and she can help you start or improve your fitness habit. Maybe you need help getting into a consistent exercise routine? Perhaps you need help knowing which exercises will be safe in light of your unique health issues? Maybe you need safe core exercises to help you deal with your back trouble? Or, maybe you just need a fresh routine? Rachel would love to work with you!

techniques. Focus is on precise alignment of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mental clarity. Instructor: Dixie Neth.

Zumba Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesdays (on going class) Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness- cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class! Instructor: Ashley Whitson licensed Zumba Instructor.

“Just-Breathe” Yoga Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday (on going class) Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: $5/class Join us for a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices, and relaxation 48


R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date/Time: Monday 6-7 p.m. (on going class) Saturday 9-10 a.m. (on going class) Ages: 18+ years Cost: $5/class The hottest and most efficient total body workout. The one-stop body shock masterfully combines the best elements of fitness in a 55-minute time frame that is guaranteed to deliver incredible results. Instructor: Kristin Harmon

Double Trouble Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: TBD Time: 6-7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $2/class Bring along the kids for this circuit workout that gives you twice the fun. Class will use free weights, resistance bands and body weight to strengthen and improve stretching, balance and core. The last portion of class will include fun interactive games on the EyePlay floor game system.

Sassy Strides and Strength Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 20 Time: 1-2 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $3/class This class is a running program. Bring a friend and get in shape and ready to run a 5K. Work at your own pace as we utilize our sidewalks and Tweetsie Trail to run/ walk into shape! The last portion of the class will concentrate on strength.

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Youth T-Ball Location: Carnegie Park Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Youth Soccer Registration deadline: March 25 ($20 late Location: Civitan and Winged Deer Parks fee applies March 26) Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Date: Practices begin April 2 and games Registration Deadline: Feb. 25 ($20 late will begin April 23. fee applies on Feb. 26) Time: TBD Date: Practices begin March 19 and games Ages: 4-6 Girls will begin April 9 Age cut off date: August 15, 2017 Time: TBD Cost: $25 City residents, $30 non-City Ages: 3-5 coed, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, residents. 14-15 boys and girls Teams are formed by elementary school Age cut off date: August 15, 2017 districts. Registration begins February 26 Cost: $25 for City residents, $30 for and will conclude March 25. You may non-City residents. register in person at the Winged Deer Park Teams are formed by elementary school athletic office or online at districts. Registration begins Jan. 22 www.myjcparks.org. Feb. 25. You may register in person at the Winged Deer athletic office or online at Machine-Pitch Softball www.myjcparks.org. Location: Carnegie Park Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration deadline: March 25 Date: Practices begin April 2 and games will begin April 23. Time: TBD Ages: 7-8 Girls Age cut off date: August 15, 2017 Cost: $25 for City residents, $30 for nonCity residents. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration will begin February 26 and conclude March 25. You may register in person at the Winged Deer Park athletic office or online at www.myjcparks.org.

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Youth 9-10 Fast Pitch Location: Carnegie Park Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration deadline: March 25 ($20 late fee applies March 26) Date: Practice begin April 2 and games will begin April 23. Time: TBD Ages: 9-10 Age cut off date: Aug.15, 2017 Cost: $20 city resident, $30 non-city resident. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration will begin Feb. 26 and conclude March 25. You may register online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at the Winged Deer Park athletic office.

Slow-pitch Softball Location: Winged Deer Park Call Athletic Office: 423-283-5822 Registration Deadline: April 6 Date: Games will begin April 23 Time: TBD Ages: Adults (ages 16, 17, 18 may play with parent’s permission) Cost: $300 per/coed team plus $5 for every non-Johnson City resident on the team. $400 per/men’s team plus $5 for every non-Johnson City resident on the team. Leagues offered are Men’s OpenIndustrial-Church and Coed. Men’s teams play a 14-game schedule and coed plays a 10-game schedule. Entry fee, rosters and player ID’s must be turned in at time of registration. Registrations begin Feb. 1.

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Class

Location

Day

Time

Age

Cost

SilverSneakers® Classic

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Monday and Wednesday

10-11 a.m.

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Monday and Wednesday

11:15 a.m.-noon

50+

$3/class Free for SilverSneakers

SilerSneakers® Yoga

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Tuesdays

50+

$2/session Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. 1– 2 p.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10-11 a.m.

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Splash

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

Thursdays Fridays Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday

Fit & Toned

FUNdamentals of Yoga

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday (on going class) Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $2 per session One-hour class which includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesday (on going class) Time: 6-7 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $5/class This class is for the beginner to intermediate participant. Learn the most basic Yoga moves with Flow and Hold Yoga moves.

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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday (on going class) Time: 11 a.m.- noon Ages: 50+ Cost: $5/class Concerned about falling? This series is an excellent program to help prevent falls. Low impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. Easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention, stretching, body alignment, and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and mind with this series.

Qigong Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday (on going class) Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $5/class “Q” means energy and “Gong” means work. Qigong is a system of ancient Chinese self-healing exercises that combine proper body alignment and slow, controlled movement that is coordinated with breath and mental focus. This class is a moving meditation class including gentle movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body. Class also includes warm ups, stretching, breath work, and learning one

of the most popular Qigong forms for health and relaxation, It benefits all chronic conditions and you will leave feeling energized and relaxed.

Keep It Moving Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6231 Date: By Appointment Time: Vary Ages: 18+ Cost: $5 per session, 6 sessions for $25 or 12 sessions for $48 A supervised exercise for individuals who have finished cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy or been told by your physician that you need to exercise but don’t know how. This program serves as the next step in your progression in establishing a safe, independent exercise program. A referral is required by your medical professional. Keep It Moving is an ideal program for the individual who is facing total joint replacement both before surgery and after finishing post-surgical physical therapy.

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Zumba Zeniors Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesday and Thursday (ongoing class) Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $3/class A low impact Zumba class designed for beginners and active adults. Come enjoy this fun way to increase your daily activity. Even if you have never done Zumba before, you will want to try out this class.

Line Dance with Martha

Cost: Free This class is for advanced line dancers. This group practices and performs at the center and in the community.

Ballroom Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (ongoing class) Time: 5:15 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Learn or polish your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, and other dance styles.

Ballroom Dance Practice

Location: Memorial Park Community Location: Memorial Park Community Center Center Call: 423-434-6237 Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays (ongoing class) Date: Mondays (on going class) Time: 1 p.m. Time: 3:30 p.m. Ages: 50+ Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Cost: $6/week, SilverSneakersÂŽ receive Practice your dance steps to music from discount years gone by, make new friends and This class is for those who have completed exercise your body and mind. No partner the Absolute Beginner Line Dance class required. and are ready for more challenging steps and dances. Have fun, challenge your Challenge Square Dance brain and body while burning some Location: Memorial Park Community calories too! Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Advanced Line Dancers (Dandy Time: 2 p.m. Line Dancers) Ages: Geared toward seniors but everyone Location: Memorial Park Community is welcome Center Cost: $6 Call: 423-434-6237 Join Don Williamson for this challenging Date: Monday (ongoing class) square dance class. Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: 40+ 54


Advanced Square Dance

Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (ongoing class) Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages: Gear toward seniors but everyone is welcome Cost: $6 Instructor: Don Williamson

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 6 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Come join the ladies of the seniors’ center for a fun evening of bridge!

Rummy Hand and Foot Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 1 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This is a very social group! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play, they can teach you everything!

Chess Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 4-6 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Open to all ages and skill levels.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free New!

Scrabble Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 5:30 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Do you enjoy word games? Scrabble is a great brain exercise! The scrabble group is always looking for new faces in their group. All are invited to attend.

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Mexican Train Dominoes Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 12:30 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This lively group would love to have you join!

Pinochle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (ongoing class) Time: 1 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Pinochle is a trick-taking card game for four players played with a special deck. Players score by taking tricks or forming combination of cards into melds. Have fun and meet new friends!

Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Fridays (ongoing class) Time: 12:30 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Everyone is welcome! If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven't tried duplicate bridge, come join the fun...we're a friendly group!

Mahjong Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Fridays (ongoing class) Time: 1 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Mahjong is a very old tile game. The game is not only amusing, but it stimulates your mind and thinking processes.

Rook Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays (ongoing class) Time: 1 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards. Bring a friend for even more fun!

As the Page Turns Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: First Thursday of each month Time: 10 a.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free The book club ‌ books provided! Casual monthly discussion of each book.

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German Conversation Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays (ongoing class) Time: 9:30 a.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free A group of people get together to practice and brush up on their German. They share personal letters, vocabulary, articles, photos, translations, and more. Join us and check it out!

Beginning Spanish Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 2-2:50 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Learn basic Spanish speaking and reading. Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo

Conversational Spanish Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 3 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Learn basic Spanish reading and speaking. Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo

Amateur Photographers Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: First Monday of each month Time: 1-3 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Members share their photos, critiques, have monthly photo themes, field trips, and more.

Next Step Photography Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Third Tuesday of each month Time: 6:30 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Enhanced photography group. If you have camera knowledge and desire to learn, experience more, broaden your knowledge and learn more creative functions, then this club is for you.

Genealogy Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Third Wednesday of each month Time: 1-3 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Meet others interested in genealogy and learn some of the resources available for research.

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The Film Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Third Thursday of each month Time: 1 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, an assistant professor of mass communication at ETSU, where he teaches courses in film/video production and broadcast as he leads a monthly club that views, thinks critically, and discusses a different film each month. So if you’re a film buff or interested in learning more about film join us!

Open Computer Lab Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday-Friday Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Must check out access card at Senior Services desk.

Writer’s Circle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month Time: 10 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free For 20 years, there has been a creative writing group at the Senior Center with poets, novelist, short story writers, memoirists, and journalists. Join us and add your voice to continue this tradition. Inspire, and be inspired! Join this and share your ideas for better story writing, and discuss your writings with the group.

Heart Strings Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 10 a.m.-noon Ages: Adult Cost: Free Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music.

Musical Voices Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 1-3 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Join this welcoming group if want to sing gospel music and share the joy of music at local nursing homes.

Let’s Play Mountain Dulcimer Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays January and March Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free This half-hour session is for those who want to tune their skills and get together with other people who want to play a tune or two. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This is a volunteer group may play at locations within the community. 58


Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays January and March Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Ages: Adults Cost: $15/4 –lessons Learn to play the old-time mountain dulcimer. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This 30-minute session is for those who are interested in learning, have questions about the dulcimer or are very rusty in their playing technique. Instructor: Willis Jones

Needle and Fiber Arts Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (on going class) Time: 2-5 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free This is gathering of people who are interested in the fiber arts. Bring your project and share ides and skills with the group. Please leave the area as you found it and no items can be stored at the center.

Adult Coloring Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (ongoing class) Time: 1–2:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free Join the new trend in Adult Coloring! Bring your colored pencils, crayons, markers (or use ours) and relax and color in the company of friends and new friends.

Open Craft Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Fridays (ongoing class) Time: 2-5 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work with other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the center.

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Billiards Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Daily Time: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free The billiards room features four tournament size tables on which to practice your skills. Pool sticks available to use without charge.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (ongoing) Time: 8 -11:30 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and we play doubles.

Senior Basketball Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 10 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shooting.

Doubles Table Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (ongoing class) Time: 9:30 a.m.– noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis.

Softball Conditioning Location: Memorial Park Community Center gym Date: Tuesday and Thursday beginning Feb. 1 Time: 9-9:50 a.m. Cost: Free Focus on stretching, running and timing.

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Indoor Facility Rental Rates Resident Rental Fee Non-resident Rental Fee Rooms (Per Hour) (Per Hour) Winged Deer Park Boardroom $30 $35 Kitchen (2 hr. minimum) $15 $20 Princeton Arts Center $30 $35 Carver Recreation Center $30 $35 Kitchen (2 hr. minimum) $15 $20 Any Kitchen must be rented with a room rental, cannot be rented separately.

Gymnasiums Resident Rental Fee Non-resident Rental Fee (Per Hour) (Per Hour) Carver Recreation Center and Memorial Park Community Center Recreational ½ court/1 hr. minimum $15 $20 Full court/1 hr. minimum $25 $30 Co-sponsor Youth No charge Adult – ½ court/1 hr. minimum $15 $20 Adult – Full court/1hr. minimum $25 $30 Special Event/Commercial $250/half day (4 hrs.)/court - $75 each additional hour Special Event/Commercial $500/full day (8 hrs.)/court - $75 each additional hour Memorial Park Community Center Scoreboards $50 per court per day Set up/take down of tables and chairs $150 Fairmont Gymnasium $15 $20 Keystone Gymnasium $15 $20 Beeson Hall $15 $20

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Rental payments will be taken online at myjcparks.org or in person the Winged Deer Park Administration office. Call (423) 283-5815 for more information. General Information Johnson City Parks and Recreation has a number of picnic shelters throughout the park system that are available for rental ranging from small to corporate size and ranging in price $25 - $100. City residents receive a $5 discount. All shelter usage requires a reservation. Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given on rentals and reservations.

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The inclusive playground at Rotary Park is open daily Summer hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Winter hours: Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Splash Pad is open Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Buffalo Mountain Park 570 High Ridge Rd. Call: 423-283-5815 Buffalo Mountain Park is a 725-acre natural resource area obtained in a land swap with the U. S. Forest Service in 1994. The park is located on the North Slope of Buffalo Mountain and consists of steep topography and densely forested land. The park functions as a nature preserve primarily for hiking, picnicking, and nature programs. Carnegie Park 601 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5815 Carnegie Park, formerly Jaycee Park is a 5-acre neighborhood park established in 1945. The park consists of two girl’s lighted softball fields, a restroom shelter, basketball court, and playground. Cardinal Park (TVA Credit Union Ball Park) 129 Legion St. Call: 423-283-5822 Established in 1950, Cardinal Park is a 5-acre sports field (Howard Johnson Field) primarily used for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Appalachian League farm club, Amenities include a concession area, clubhouse, lighted baseball field, press box and restrooms. Carver Park & Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Ave. Call: 423-461-8830 Established in 1958, Carver Park is a 6-acre neighborhood park. Amenities include two basketball courts, fitness trail, multi-use court, two pavilions, playground, and recreation center. A recreation center is equipped with a gymnasium, weight room, library, meeting space, teen room, community room, arts and crafts area, and kitchen. A new recreation facility was dedicated in 2005. Civitan Park 1000 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5815 Civitan Park was established in 1963 on the site of a former landfill. This 33-acre community park has undergone a total renovation for primary use as a soc-

cer facility in a park setting. The development includes five lighted soccer fields, concession area with restrooms, volleyball, playground and a walking trail connecting Lions, Civitan and Rotary Parks. Earth Day Park 208 E. Main St. Call: 423-283-5815 Earth Day Park was established in 1991 and is a ¼ acre special use park. The park’s primary function is a pedestrian route between Main Street and the Downtown Square parking lot. Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Rd. Call: (423) 461-4872 Freedom Hall Pool is an indoor pool adjacent to the Freedom Hall Civic Center operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The facility is equipped with restrooms, showers, and party room. Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek 1220 King Springs Rd. Call: 423-283-5815 The 28-acre city-owned tract of restored wetlands and steep wooded slopes whose development as a city park has been spearheaded by local attorney Bill Francisco, whose 6-year-old son Jacob died in 2004, from a shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria infection. Kermit Tipton Stadium 900 Stadium Dr. Call: 423-283-5822 Kermit Tipton Stadium is Johnson City’s first synthetic turf field football complex. It is home to Science Hill High School football and Johnson City Parks and Recreation programs. Keystone Park 601 Bert St. Call: 423-283-5815 Equipped with two Little League fields, concession and score tower.

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Kiwanis Park & Recreation Center 717 W. Market St. Call: 423-283-5815 Kiwanis Park, established in 1949, is a 9-acre neighborhood park. The park is primarily used for baseball play and summer playground programs. Amenities include a band shell with restrooms, lighted baseball field, lighted basketball courts, picnic tables, playground, and recreation center. Neighborhood Park is located adjacent to Kiwanis Park. Established in 1972, Neighborhood Park is a 2-acre baseball field used primarily for youth baseball. Liberty Bell Tennis Center 505 Liberty Bell Blvd. Call: (423-283-5822 Located near Freedom Hall Civic Center the complex offers 14 lighted tennis courts. Lions Park 817 Country Club Ct. Call: 423-283-5815 Lions Park, established in 1958, is an 8-acre neighborhood park used primarily for Little League Baseball. Amenities include two-lighted baseball fields, one non-lighted field, concession, and restroom area and a covered pavilion with restrooms and kitchen. Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert Street Call: Aquatics - 423-434-5749 Recreation Services - 423-434-5749 Senior Services - 423-434-6237 State-of-the-art, 72,000 square foot neighborhood community center that opened December 10, 2012. It represents the area’s first intergenerational facility, housing Aquatics, Recreation Services, and Senior Services under one roof. The center offers a variety of programming including aquatics, health and fitness, socialization, outdoors, charter trips, Homeschool, technology, arts, and much more. The center is equipped with a 75foot lap pool, therapy pool, and teaching pool, enabling aquatics to facilitate a diverse aquatics program to a widerange of age groups. Recreation opportunities include a two court gymnasium, two dance and aerobic rooms, a fitness room, billiards, and four outdoor tennis courts. Other programming areas include performing and visual arts, socials, computer lab, arts and crafts, and a game room. An outdoor amphitheater and plaza honoring veterans with the famous Doughboy as it’s centerpiece. Event rentals are also available at this location with several rooms that can accommodate birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, retirements, meetings, and luncheons.

Metro-Kiwanis Park 817 Guaranda Dr. Call: 423-283-5815 Purchased in 1972, Metro-Kiwanis is a 15-acre community park used primarily for softball league play. Amenities include concession area and restrooms, four picnic shelters, picnic tables, Playground area, two lighted softball fields and five tennis courts. Friendship Gardens located within the park, is a 3-acre special use area whose primary purpose is self-directed activities. The gardens are home for “Junaluska” a 30-foot carving in honor of the American Indians. The sculpture was created in 1986 by sculptor Peter Wolf Toth. Paul Christman Park 1000 N. Boone St. Call: 423-283-5815 Developed in 1983, Paul Christman Park is a ½-acre neighborhood park, which includes a small shelter with picnic table, playground area and a multi-use basketball court. Powell Square Park 201 W. Popular St. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1889, this 1.4 acre neighborhood park is the department’s oldest park. Amenities include multi-use playing field, picnic tables, shelter with restrooms, and playground area. Princeton Arts Center 2516 E. Oakland Ave. Call: 423-283-5800 Established 1986, the center serves as the artistic and cultural resources for the department offering a variety of performing and visual art programs. The center is equipped with a conference room, gallery space, art studio, program space, and an outdoor toddler play area. Rotary Park 1001 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5815 The Carnegie Realty Company donated Rotary Park to the city in 1908. The park consists of 10.4 acres and is one of the most popular parks in the city with an annual attendance of over 40,000. The park is open April through October and is primarily used as a picnic facility in a natural setting. Amenities include six covered picnic shelters, restrooms, multi-use picnic tables, multi-use playing field, and All Inclusive Playground and Splash Pad. The new playground and splash pad opened on April 1, 2017. The playground allows full accessibility and is designed for those using assistive devices such as 75


wheelchairs as well as the visually and hearingimpaired . In addition to the treehouse-style component, the playground features “Zero-G” swings, impression swings, and a merry-go-round with a center section that allows a non-walking user to enjoy the ride. The 1,000square foot splash pad includes many water features and will operate on the same schedule as the pools (Memorial Day through Labor Day). The playground is open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1 - Mar. 31. Skate Park 705 Liberty Bell Blvd. Call: 423-283-5815 The concept of developing a public skate park was initiated by residents, both youth and adults with an active interest in the sport in 1998. In 1999 the firm of Purkiss-Rose-rsi was secured to design the park. Spring Street Park 106 Spring St. Call: 423-283-5815 Spring Street Park, located in the central business district, is a ½-acre green space facility surrounded by commercial buildings. The park consists of a brick patio area with benches and landscaping. Veterans Park 1005 Southwest Ave. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1973, Veterans Park is a ¼-acre special use park, which has been incorporated into the new South Side Elementary School campus. The park is equipped with multi-use picnic tables and benches. Willow Springs Park 1201 Huffine Rd. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1998, Willow Springs Park encompasses 36 acres in southwest Johnson City between Huffine and Antioch roads. It was named after a dairy that operated near the site around the turn of the century. Architectural designs for shelters and light fixtures are reminiscent of styles prevalent during Johnson City’s earliest days. Our heritage is also the inspiration for the name of the playground: Johnson’s Depot. In the mid-1850’s, Henry Johnson (Johnson’s City first mayor) built a general store and post office. In 1857 when rail service was established to this area, Mr. Johnson built a depot. The growing community was first known as “Johnson’s Tank” and then “Johnson’s Depot” until its incorporation as Johnson City in 1869. Accordingly, the

playground design features train and village theme play elements. Johnson City Dog Park @ Willow Springs 1201 Huffine Rd. Contact: Website: www.jcdogpark.org The Willow Springs Dog Park Project is a cooperative effort between the Friends of Johnson City Dog Park Association and the City of Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department. The 1.6 acre site is located within the park boundaries of Willow Springs Park. For information contact the Dog Park Association at www.jcdogpark.org. Winged Deer Park 4137 Bristol Hwy. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1991, Winged Deer Park is a 200-acre district park. The J. Norton Arney family previously owned and operated the farm from the 1940’s through the early 70’s. Arney was a noted car dealer and raised and trained show horses in the area. The farm was used primarily to grow hay and had several large stables on the lakefront property. The city purchased the property in 1985. The original farmhouse was converted into what is now the Parks and Recreation administration office, which includes a meeting room, working offices and a landscaped patio area with small gazebo. Amenities include five lighted softball fields, athletic office scorer’s towers and restroom, three lighted soccer fields, Batter’s Up batting cages, a 18-hole disc golf course, a one-mile mountain bike trail, playground area, soccer concession building with restroom, half-mile walk track and paved fitness trails which winds through the forested section of the park. The lakefront area features two sand volleyball courts, picnic shelter with restroom, public boating access, green space, lighted handicap accessible boardwalk, amphitheater, and a Festival Plaza multi-use area with restroom. The park’s historical area features the Robert Young Cabin one of Johnson City’s oldest dwellings, the Massengil Monument, and the James H. Quillen Historical Tree Arboretum.

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Willow Springs Park 1201 Huffine Rd. Call: (423) 283-5815 Feature 1.8 miles of paved walking surface which encircles the park, it’s exercise with a view! Buffalo Mountain Park 570 High Ridge Rd. Call: 423-283-5821 Offers 8.2 miles of hiking trails considered moderate, a 1,500 ft. rise from the picnic area to the top can be strenuous if you are not in fairly good shape. All mileage is measured from the picnic area. (The White Rock Trail is a 4.5 mile loop). Huckleberry Knob - .05 Lady Slipper Loop - .09 Hartsell Hollow - .05 White Rock - 2.3 Tip Top - 2.1 Carver Park 322 W. Watauga Ave. Call: 423-461-8830 Quarter-mile flat walking track Civitan Park 1000 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5822 The paved walking / jogging track joins Lions Park and Civitan Park and measures 1/57 miles. Liberty Bell Complex Liberty Bell Blvd. Call: 423-283-5822 The paved walking track circle the entire Liberty Bell Complex and offers 1.7 miles of fitness area. The Liberty Bell Track features a 375-meter jogging and walking surface. Tweetsie Trail Alabama St. Call: 423-283-5815 The Tweetsie Trail is a rails-to-trails project traversing form ET&WNC (Tweetsie) railroad right-of-way between Johnson City and Elizabethton. The trail provides opportunities for walking, hiking, running, and biking on a relatively flat grade in a beautiful, natural setting. When complete, the 10-mile trail will be the longest rails-to-trails project in Tennessee. The trail was built without any federal or state funding. Rather, it’s the result of generous donations from individuals, businesses, and local governments.

Winged Deer Park 4137 Bristol Hwy. Call: (423) 283-5815 Flat track, which encircles a ball field is a half-mile. The wooded, paved and lighted trails measure 1.5 miles. An 18-hole disc golf course is also located in this area.

Bicycles - Places for families to ride Liberty Bell Recreation Trail This 1.7 mile walking and jogging trail encircles the entire Liberty Bell Complex. Children on bikes and Roller Blades are welcome. No adult bikes are allowed. State of Franklin Multi-Use Trail Greenline Rd. The trail is 2.3 miles in length and is open to all users. It starts at the intersection of Greenline Road and extends to Sunset Drive. Tweetsie Trail Alabama St. The Tweetsie Trail is a rails-to-trails project traversing form ET&WNC (Tweetsie) railroad right-of-way between Johnson City and Elizabethton. Winged Deer Park Off Carroll Creek Road at Disc Golf Course One-mile mountain bike trail. The trail is a partnership with the Tri-Cties Chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) who will develop and maintain the trail. Phase two and three set to open in the spring with five more miles of trail. Nearby Locations Steele Creek Park - Bristol Warriors Path State Park - Kingsport Virginia Creeper Trail - Trail runs from Abington to White Top, Virginia, Bays Mountain Park - Kingsport.

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Fun guide jan, feb, mar, april 2018 final  
Fun guide jan, feb, mar, april 2018 final  

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