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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. Any old photos? If so, send them our way. Email them to us at: makwdpark@johnsoncitytn.org or share them with us using the hashtag: SNOW ALL OUT!

City Commission

Park Advisory Board

City Staff

Mayor Jenny Brock

Chair Ross Duncan

City Manager M. Denis Peterson

Vice Mayor Joe Wise

Vice Chair Marc Upton

Assistant City Manager Charles Stahl

Commissioner Larry Calhoun

Joe Bradley

Assistant City Manager Robert Wilson

Commissioner Todd Fowler

James Dearstone

Parks Director James Ellis

Commissioner John Hunter

Mark Durkee

Interim Assistant Director Jim Hughes

Carrie Fleenor Larry Glaspie Karen Hubbs Jonathan Kinnick Charlie Stahl 2 


Information Event Flyers Aquatics Music … Dance Classes / Programs Fitness / Exercise Nature Sports / Athletics Golf Facility Rentals Picnic Pavilions Parks & Facilities Walking Trails / Tracks Bikes

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Administration 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5815 Fax: 423-283-5829 Email: jcparksinfo@johnsonctytn.org Athletics 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5822

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Carver Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City Phone: 423-461-8830

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Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City Phone: 423-461-4872

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Legion Street Pool 111 Legion St., Johnson City Phone: 423-461-4856 Golf Course Pine Oaks 1709 Buffalo Road, Johnson City Phone: 423-434-6250

423-283-5815

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) Nature 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5821

jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org

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 city-owned 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 1,300 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 28 adult softball teams 12 soccer fields 10 softball fields 2,135 recreation soccer players 73 youth softball teams 1 18-hole golf course 23,701 rounds of golf played 1 splash park 49,019 volunteer hours 2 foundations (1 park and 1 senior services) 98,795 participated in senior programs 299+ employees (69 full-time, 30 part-time, and 200+ seasonal) 2 mountain bike parks 160,723 participants in recreation programs 10 pickleball courts 6 indoor 4 outdoor 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

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Location

Address

Hours: Mon. - Friday

Phone

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 Legion Street Pool

1320 Pactolas Road 111 Legion St.

3 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 423-461-4872 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri 423-461-4856 Sat. 1 - 6 p.m.

Memorial Park Community Center & 510 Bert St. Pool

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

423-434-5749

Langston Centre

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

423-434-5792

315 Elm St,

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.


To inspire healthy and active lifestyles and create recreational opportunities filled with people, parks and programs.

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 and Instagram @JCParksTN and share your experiences using the #JCPARKSREC, #JCPARKSREC75.

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

Programs are sometimes canceled 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, mountain bike trails 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.


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 Bo Toft, 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

Jim Hughes, Interim 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

Kelly Finney, Center Supervisor 423-434-5758

Linda Guess, Clerical Specialist 423-283-5815

Herb Greenlee, Carver Center Supervisor 423-461-8831

Tina Sparks, Maintenance/Custodial Supervisor 423-434-2056

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

Rachel Evans, Aquatics Supervisor 423-434-5754

Deb Fogle, Senior Services Manager 423-434-6231

Michele Smith, Senior Accounts Clerk 423-283-5828

Freedom Hall Pool 423-461-4872

Senior Services Desk 423-434-6237

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

Memorial Park Community Center Pool Receptionist 423-434-5759

Bryan Bentley, Golf Manager Pine Oaks Golf Course 423-434-6250

Amanda Hollifield, Athletic Manager 423-283-5825 Softball & T-Ball Text Alerts Text: cojc.7 Number: 77943

Batter’s Up Batting Cages 423-283-9633

Nature Connie Deegan Program Coordinator 423-283-5821

Legion Street Pool 423-461-4856

Adam Dickson Langston Centre Supervisor 423-434-5792 Front desk 423-434-5785


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The department operates the indoor aquatics facilities at Freedom Hall Civic Center, the Memorial Park Community Center and the outdoor pool on Legion Street We offer various activities to accommodate people of all ages and physical capabilities. From instructional/exercise classes to just plain fun, we have something for everyone!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Swim Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 for availability Date/Time: Dates and times will vary Ages: 4-13 Cost: $40 per session per child for all levels (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 to gain 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 five or more seconds, floating on front and back, kicks on front and back, doggie paddling and entering and exiting the water safely with little or no assistance. Intermediate: This level will allow beginners to complete all skills in the water with no assistance. Swimmers will start developing freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Before moving to the advanced level, swimmers 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. Advanced: 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 at this level, the swimmer should be ready to join a swim team.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Registration: A pre-test will be held on Saturdays at Memorial Park Community Center or Freedom Hall Pool from 11 a.m. - noon. Pre-tests consist of a nonstop 300 meter swim, 2 minutes of treading water using no hands and a 20 meter brick dive in deep water with no goggles. The pre-test must be completed before enrolling in a class. Class dates: Class I: Feb. 21, 22, 23, 29 and March 1 Class 2: March 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 Class 3: April 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 Class 4: May 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 Class Times: (held over 2-weekends) Friday - 6-10 p.m. (first week only) Saturday - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: 15+ Cost: $200/person Class runs two weekends in a row. This course is for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification

Scout Water Badges

Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Location: Freedom Hall Pool Register: Call to reserve a date one week Call: 423-461-4872 in advance Dates: Date/Time: Thursdays 7:35 - 8:45 p.m. Class 1: February 29 and March 1 Cost: $10 for groups of 10 (year round) Class 2: March 21, 22 Time set aside to work on scouts water Class 3: April 25, 26 badges. If you would like our team Class 4: May 16, 17 Time: Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday members to assist with instruction, please bring skill requirements prior to your 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. scheduled date. Reservations must be Ages: 16+ made one week in advance. Troop leaders Cost: $100/person please come prepared. Class is held the second weekend of the full lifeguarding class. This course is for those who need their American Red Cross Kayak Roll Class Lifeguarding Certification updated. If you Location: Freedom Hall Pool have not taken the American Red Cross Call: 423-461-4872 Lifeguarding Course before you will need to Date: Tuesday enroll in the full program. Upon completion Time: 7:35-8:45 p.m. of the course, the participant will be certiAges: 5+ fied in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and Cost: $2/class AED essentials. Need a place to practice with your Kayak? Come join us in the pool to perfect your Masters Swimming skills. Kayaks are not provided. Note: This is not an open swim must be in a kayak for Location: Freedom Hall Pool the majority of the time. Call: 423-833-5595 Requirements: Must be able to swim 25 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday meters freestyle without stopping to Time: 6 - 7 a.m. participate. Age: 18+ Cost: $50/month (year round) 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

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Aqua Mix Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Splash Call: 423-434-5755 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Tuesday, Thursday Call: 423-434-5755 Time: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Date: Tuesday and Thursday Ages: All ages Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Cost: $4/class or $30/month Ages: 50+ Looking for a challenging workout? Get Cost: SilverSneakers®, RenewActive™ in over your head with us for some members free. $3/non-members intense water aerobics. This class uses This fun energizing program helps older floatation belts to keep you afloat while adults take greater control of their health by doing exercises in the deep water. The encouraging physical activity and offering focus is on toning, cardiovascular, social events. endurance and core work. No swimming Instructor: Heidi Perry skills needed. Instructor: Kim McLeod

Arthritis

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Therapy Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 11 - 11:40 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $4/class or $50/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. Handicap lift is available. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Cardio Waves Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $4/class or $40/month High intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits. All equipment is provided. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Morning Water Aerobics Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 9 - 10 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $4/class or $40/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 needed and all equipment is provided. 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: All ages Cost: $4/class or $40/month Get in shape, enjoy a shallow-water class 34 


which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills needed and all equipment is provided. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Holiday Blast Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Saturdays Time: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $4/class Put a calorie smackdown on the holiday season with this metabolism boosting shallow water workout. Instructor: Kim McLeod

Power Walking Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 10 - 10:45 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $4/class or $40/month This shallow-water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Lap Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date/Time: Monday - Friday: 7 - 8:45 a.m. Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday: 7 - 8:45 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $2/person or $30/month

Lap Swim Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Noon - 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:35 8:45 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $2/person or $30/month

Homeschool Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 2 - 4 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $3/13+ $2/12 and under

Open Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4 - 5:45 p.m. Friday: 7 - 8:45 p.m. Saturday: 1 - 4:30 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $2/12 and under, $3/13+, 3 and under free

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Open Swim

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

Mommy and Me Swim Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday - Friday Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: 4 and under Cost: $1/visit Parents are you looking for a time when it 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 non-potty trained children.

Pool Parties Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date: Saturdays Time: 1-2 p.m., 2:10-3:10 p.m., 3:20-4:20 p.m. Note: Saturday party room rentals are held during open swim time 1-4:45 p.m., participants can swim anytime from 1-4:45 p.m. The party room

can be rented for 1 hour so that guests can eat and open their gifts. The cost of the party room is $25. Swimmers and non -swimmers will pay a rate of $1/person for their party guests. Date: Sundays (private parties) Sunday parties are scheduled in 2-hour time slots, which includes 2 lifeguards and up to 50 guests (swimmers and non-swimmers). Time: 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cost: $90/2 hrs. (2 hour minimum includes 2 lifeguards)   

51-100 swimmers, add 1 guard $35/2hrs. 101-150 swimmers, add 2 guards $70/2 hrs. 151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $105/2 hrs.

Additional fees are required for additional guests. Guests must exit the water 15 minutes prior to the end of their party and exit the building by the end of their two hour time slot.

Glow Stick Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Jan. 10, Feb. 21, and March 13 Time: 7 - 8:45 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $2/12 and under, $3/13+ Join us with the lights down low and music up loud and ring in the new year with a pool filled with glow sticks.

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Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 4-4:30 p.m. Ages: 8-15 Time: 4:30-5 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class Students will learn the basic fundamentals of music theory, guitar tablature reading, basic chords and strumming techniques. You must bring your own guitar.

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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 selected 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 throughout the school year. The program is designed to help youth in all school subject areas. Program

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Time

Age

Homework Help

Monday through Thursday

3 - 5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-18

Computer Lab

3 - 5:30 p.m.

6-18

Gardening Program

Monday through Thursday (Free fun day Fridays) Monday through Friday (Jan. April) Tuesdays and Thursdays (Jan. April) Monday through Thursday

Free Fridays

Fridays

4 –7 p.m.

Ages 6 - up

Nutrition Program

Mondays and Wednesdays

4-5 p.m.

Grades K-12

Gym Activities Meet the Doctors

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Grades K–12

4-5 p.m.

Grades K-12

5-6 p.m.

6-12

Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: Monday - Friday Time: 3 - 6 p.m. Grades: 3 - 8 Cost: Free The city of Johnson City was awarded a grant from the TN. Depart. of Education to provide afterschool-programming for grades 3-8 in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education. Professional tutors will engage students with stimulating educational experiences. Help with homework will be provided daily, and students will have access to our state-of-the art computer lab. Healthy snacks provided daily. 38 


Basketball Video Game Tournament

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. 9, Feb. 6, March 5, April 9, 23 Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: 13-18 Cost: Free Hang out with the gang at MPCC and enjoy pizza, ice cream and drinks. Play and compete against friends on our PS4, Wii, tWall or EyePlay system.

Teen Trivia Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5757 Preregistration: February 4-24 Date: February 25 Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Ages: 13-18 Cost: Free Join us for a fun night of trivia, games and pizza.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: February 20 Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: 13-18 Cost: Free Do you have what it takes? Sign up for the 2K Teen Tournament and find out. First place receives a new basketball.

Intro to Mountain Biking Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5757 Preregistration: March 23 - April 2 Date: April 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Ages: 8-12 Cost: $30 We are teaming up with ETSU and local mountain bike professionals to offer a one-ofa-kind program that teaches young bikers proper biking techniques, safety and basic bike care. This four-week program has very limited space available so sign up at 423-434-5757. Bikes and helmets will be provided if needed for no additional charge.

Chess Club for Kids Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5757 Date: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Ages: 6-15 Cost: Free Learn how to play chess in a friendly and fun environment. Make friends and learn basic strategy in this month long weekly class. 39 


Chess Club

Wildcard Wednesday

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Thursdays Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Do you play chess? If not, would you like to learn? Did you know, playing chess helps develop five parts of the brain?

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5757 Date: Jan. 8, 29, Feb. 19, March 11, April 1, 22 Time: 3 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Open gym participants will be introduced to a new activity to win prizes.

Spring Free Throw Shoot Out Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: February 19 Time: 4 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Enter into a 3-point competition to see who can score the most points in one minute. There will be two age groups: 8-11 and 1215. The winner receives an Evolution basketball.

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Monday-Friday Time: 3-5 p.m. (subject to change - closed 1st and 3rd Friday) Date: Saturday Time: 1-5 p.m. Ages: All ages. 12 and under must be accompanied by adult Cost: Free Court 1 open for shoot around. Court 2 open for pickup games.

Boredom Busters Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 9, 23, April 6, 20 Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Ages: 13-18 Cost: Free Join us for a visit to Langston Centre for our first outing. More outings will follow with transportation provided from MPCC. Must preregister.

GO. ALL. OUT. And Move Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Ages: 8-14 Cost: $10 (price includes T-shirt) The new active program will include running, agilities, strength and games. There will be an obstacle course finish competition the last date of the program. This is a fun way to meet new friends, get in shape and have fun while doing it. 40 


Start Smart Soccer

Karate

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Preregistration: January 6 - February 5 Date: Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $25/city resident $30/non-city This 6-week program will teach basic rules and skills of the game and will ensure a healthy and safe environment for the kids to play and learn.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays Time: Ages 4-6: 6:15 - 7 p.m. Ages 7-9: 7 - 7:45 p.m. Ages 10+: 7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $9/class plus one-time registration fee of $11 Learn Karate skills! Classes are for beginners and new athletes.

Start Smart Baseball

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (gym front court) Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays, Thursdays begins Jan. 14 Time: 1 - 1:45 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $2/class Together we will learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreational sports and playground games. Class encourages team building, sportsmanship and fair play.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Preregistration: March 16 - April 16 Date: April 16, 23, 30, May 7 Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $25/city resident $30/non-city Start Smart Baseball prepares children for organized T-ball, baseball and softball. This program will teach the children skills in throwing, catching, batting and running.

Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weather permitting Ages: All ages (12/under must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: Free Courts are on a first come first serve basis.

Preschool PE

Homeschool PE Location: Memorial Park Community Center (gym, back court) Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday begins Jan. 14 Time: 1-2 p.m. Ages: 6+ Cost: $3/class Learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreational sports and playground games.  41 


Tot Time Gym Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday January 14 February 20 Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Ages: 12 months - 3 years Cost: Free Special tot toys provided for climbing and crawling, running and playing. Parents are required to accompany their child.

Adaptive Recreation Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays begins Jan. 15 Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free This class is filled with recreational activities and games and will allow individuals with special needs and caregivers to come and participate in sports recreation. It is a beginner class and will teach the basic rules of each game.

Adaptive Book Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays, begins Jan. 15 Time: 10 a.m. - noon Ages: All ages Cost: Free Join us as we revisit books we love and want to read.

Brief Survey of African American History, 1619-Present Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 - Feb. 12 Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/for the session This course will examine the role and contributions of African Americans in American history. Instructor: Dr. Daryl Carter, Associate Professor of History, ETSU

History of the Civil Rights Movement Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: Wednesdays, Feb. 19 - March 4 Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/for the session This course will survey the evolution of the modern Civil Rights Movement - from bus boycott to a new interpretation of the American Constitution. Instructor: Dr. Daryl Carter, Associate Professor of History, ETSU

Music of the Black Experience Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: Wednesdays, March 25 - April 8 Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/for the session Music is at the heart of American culture. This class analyzes the influence of blacks 42 


on American music. Instructor: Dr. Daryl Carter, Associate Professor of History, ETSU

Authors include Booker T. Washington, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Instructor: Faye Hart-Rutledge

The Obama Years in America Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: Wednesdays, April 22 - May 6 Time: Noon - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/for the session America made history with the election of the first African American President. Many thought that the election ushered in a “post racial” climate. This class will examine that premise as well as survey the Obama administration’s handling of race-related issues. Instructor: Dr. Daryl Carter, Associate Professor of History, ETSU

The Art of Design and Building Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 7-30 Time: 11 a.m. - noon Ages: All ages Cost: $10/for the session This class introduces students to drawing and engages them in various artistic activities such as picture transfers, diorama, decoupage, jewelry making, calligraphy and lettering. Instructor: Deborah Grey

“Seekers” Book Club Location: Langston Centre Call: 423-434-5785 Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Time: 6 - 7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free The book club will read and discuss classic readings in African American literature.

Trikes and Bikes Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays, Jan. 6 - April 27 Time: 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Ages: 2-3 Cost: $1/class A tricycle may have one less wheel, but toddlers love their three-wheeled rides. Tricycles are fun, they keep them moving and help with balance and coordination. Participants are asked to bring their own trikes.

Toys and Stories Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays, Jan. 6 - April 27 Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m. Ages: 18 months - 2 1/2 Cost: $1/class Toddlers love listening to stories. It’s an incredible way to bond with them. Discover unique toys that are inspiring, engaging and educational.

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Dress-Up Drama

Daddy and Me

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays, January 6 - April 27 Time: 1 - 1:45 p.m. Ages: 3-4 Cost: $1/class Children love to play make believe with role play and dressing up. We have many selections of costumes and clothes to dress up and tell make believe stories.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays, January 7 - April 28 Time: 4-5 p.m. Ages: 2-3 Cost: $2/class Mommy needs a break. Dads come socialize with others and enjoy activities with your child. Activities include art and games.

Show and Make Arts and Crafts

Paper Talks

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays, January 6 - April 27 Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Ages: 5-11 Cost: $1/class Random materials and supplies will be made available for children to shop around and create their very own unique pieces of art.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays, January 7 - April 28 Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Ages: 5-11 Cost: $2/class Creativity and self-expression matters, not the products used. There is a great deal of talk about blank page syndrome. Learn how to get started

The Right Bite Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays, January 7 - April 28 Time: 9 - 9:30 a.m. Ages: 1-2 Cost: $2/class Toss out the junk food and start making snack time fun! Learn about kid-friendly ingredients that can turn into healthy homemade snacks.

Tiny Artist Hands Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays, January 8 - April 29 Time: 8:30 - 9 a.m. Ages: 18 months - 2 Cost: $2/class Tiny hands create big art! Learn the basics of paints, tools and paper.

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Preschool Art

Crayon Club

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays, January 8 - April 29 Time: 1 - 1:45 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $2 This class will explore painting, drawing, fun arts and craft activities and other mediums. Dress your child in appropriate paint clothes. Parental assistance is not required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Thursdays, January 9 - April 30 Time: 10:30 - 11 a.m. Ages: 2-4 Cost: $1 To infinity and crayon! Discover creative and unique things to do with crayons each week.

Budding Artist Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays, January 14 - April 29 Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Ages: 6-11 Cost: $2/class A new year, a new YOU! Get your start in making art and succeed at it!

Playdough Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Thursdays, January 9 - April 30 Time: 9 - 9:30 a.m. Ages: 18 months - 2 Cost: $1 Squeeze, crush, pat and make fun playdough designs each week.

Back in the Day Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Thursdays, January 9 - April 30 Time: 1 - 2 p.m. Ages: Adults Cost: Free Share your ‘back in the day’ stories and memories. Topics will be assigned.

Fun with Fashion Location: Memorial park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Thursdays, January 9 - April 30 Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Ages: Teens - adult Cost: $1 The 80s was a decade of bold style, colors, silhouettes, permed hair and shoulder pads. Each Thursday a throwback fashion will be assigned to dress up. We will share memories and fun.

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Homeschool Hikes Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Fridays, March 6 - April 24 (weather permitting) Time: 9:30 a.m. Ages: Open to homeschool families Cost: $1 There is a new way of hiking that gives less walking time and more exploring time. Kids’ have questions that lead to different learning, hiking and exploring experiences. Hikes will take place in the Johnson City Parks system.

Spring Break Adventure Camp Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 16 - 20 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $25/child (If your child is registered in the Carver Afterschool program they are admitted free).

Spring Break Camp - Johnson City Schools

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Call: 423-434-5749 Preregistration: February 24 - March 13 Date: Fridays, Jan. 10 - April 24 Date: March 16 - 20 Time: 1 - 2 p.m. Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 4-12 Ages: 6-12 Cost: $2/person Cost: $50/person (early drop-off 7:30 a.m. Homeschoolers will have the opportunity to and late pick-up 5:15 p.m. available for an create and express feelings and experiences additional $10) through painting and drawing. Register: Online at myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC Elementary Art Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, Location: Memorial Park Community Center movies, games and swimming. Campers Call: 423-434-5749 are asked to bring a sack lunch and swim Date: Fridays, Jan. 10 - April 24 clothing each day. Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Ages: 4 - 12 Cost: $2/person Discover, design and use countless mediums to make your imagination a reality. Child should be able to work independently.

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Spring Break Camp - Washington County Schools Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Preregistration: March 2 - March 27 Date: March 30 - April 3 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $50/person (early drop-off 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up 5:15 p.m. available for an additional $10) Register: Online at myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, movies, games and swimming. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch and swim clothing each day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: January 20 Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Enjoy great food and musical entertainment in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Time Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: January 20 Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: All ages Costs: Free Learn about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. through stories, arts and crafts and music. Lunch will be provided. Program partner: ETSU Multicultural Affairs

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: January 18 Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $15/person $100/table of 8 Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a program honoring community service participants from the ETSU faculty.

NAACP Blood Drive Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: January 20 Time: Noon - 6 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Donations save lives.

Fitness Expo Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: January 23 Time: 5 - 7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Join us for light refreshments and an introduction to what we offer in fitness classes. Offerings include pool aerobics, fitness equipment and a variety of classes to choose from. Tours of the facility and a showcase of some of the class offerings such as Refit, Zumba, yoga and WERQ. Door prizes will also be awarded.

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My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance

St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Location: Carver Recreation Center Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 17 Call: 423-434-5749 Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Registration: Jan. 6 - Feb. 6 (no day of Grades: K-12 registration) Cost: Free Date: Saturday, February 8 Design your own shamrock which will be Time: 6 - 8 p.m. placed on the center’s bulletin board for Ages: All ages Cost: Jan. 7-25: $10/person; Jan. 26-Feb.7: display during the month of March. $20/person Registration: Online at myjcparks.org or in March Madness person at MPCC. Tickets purchased online Location: Carver Recreation Center must be picked up before the day of the Call: 423-461-8830 dance. Tickets will not be on sale at the door. Date: Month of March The 6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance is Time: 4 - 5 p.m. open to fathers, grandfathers and guardians Ages: 6+ and their daughters. DJ music will fill the air Cost: Free inviting all to hit the dance floor. Photo vouch- A variety of activities scheduled throughout ers are available for $15 and they can be the month of March will include such purchased online in advance or that evening favorites as free throw contest, spot shot, at the door. 3 on 3 and skill building.

Black History Program and Taste of the Community

Family Fun Day

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-434-5749 Call: 423-461-8830 Date: March 16 and April 20 Date: February 27 Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Ages: All ages Ages: All ages Cost: Free Cost: Program is free Taste of the Communi- We believe play is a necessity! Join our ty tickets are $5/person team as we have a night filled with old The popular annual event features a black fashioned and new games. Light refreshhistory program and incredible dishes and ments will be served. desserts. Local health providers will also be honored during the program. Wacky MPCC Mini Golf Challenge Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: March 21 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 48 


Ages: All ages Cost: $2/game Some things are just more fun when the community comes together to participate. This will be an opportunity for business and organizations to create and compete for the most creative hole design for a family fun day of indoor wacky golf.

Dodgeball Tournament Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: March 28 Time: 10 a.m. Ages: 17+ Cost: $10/person (8 people max on team) Get your team together and join in on the fun. Teams can consist of up to eight people on the team and there must be at least one female per team.

Easter Egg Coloring Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: April 7 and 8 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 April 9.

Doggie Treat Hunt Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: April 8 Time: Small dogs (under 30 lbs.): 5:15 p.m. Large dogs (over 30 lbs.): 6 p.m. Cost: Free

Bring along your four-legged children for this unique doggie treat hunt. All animals must be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is required before participating. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures with your pet.

Easter Egg Hunt Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: April 9 Time: 4 - 6 p.m. Ages: 3-12 Cost: Free The hunt is on … age groups 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 will search for hidden eggs. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners who find the most eggs. A cookout will follow with all the trimmings.

HUNT. ALL. OUT. - Easter Egg Hunt Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: April 9 Time: Ages: 1-6: 7 p.m. (hunt starts at 7:30) Ages: 7-12: 8 p.m. (hunt starts at 8:30) Cost: Free Visit with the Easter Bunny and join the fun in search of those golden eggs. Participants are asked to bring along your baskets and a flashlight. The two waves of searching will take place promptly at 7:30 for ages 3-6 and 8:30 for ages 7-12. Music and coloring pages will provided while you wait.

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3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Mountain Bike Clinic

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: April 18 Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ages: 10-12, 13-17, 18+ Cost: $40/team (4 person team) Enjoy a fun competitive event for the whole community.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 9 Time: 1 - 3 p.m. Ages: 8+ Cost: $5/person No bike? No problem? Learn how to tackle obstacles with ease on a bike provided. Learn proper techniques in a controlled environment under the guidance of trained professionals. Great clinic for beginners.

80s Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Registration: April 20 - May 1 Date: May 8 Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Boogie on down during this 80’s themed dance for individuals with special needs.

Candyland Carnival Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 21 Time: 5 - 7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free This popular event features loads of candy, games and prizes, inflatables, concessions, balloon twisting and magic shows. Don’t miss the fun! 50 


Sit To Be Fit

WERQ

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Fridays Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages: Senior adults Cost: Free ETSU medical students will provide games, Bingo, puzzles, outdoor activities and computer classes. A light lunch will be provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date/Time: Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class

Sculpt and Stretch Yoga Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: $5/class $35/month Join us for a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques. Focus is on precise alignment of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mental clarity. Instructor: Dixie Neth

This is a wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. It is a format for everbody and every body! Classes are a judgement free zone where you can do you and be you. No dance experience needed. Songs have just a few moves and are easy to follow Instructor: Jennifer Howard

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Barre and Belle

Zumba

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Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday (onging 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

Memorial Park Community

Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Thursdays (ongoing class) Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $6/class This class will fuse the popular Kettlebell AMPD and Barre classes together. It will be a combination of the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics and strength all in one class. The total body workout will focus on specific areas such as arms, legs, core and cardio. You will find your body being sculpted and results that get you into amazing shape. Instructor: Jennifer Howard

Aikido Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: All Cost: Free The class introduces and furthers your training in this modern Japanese martial art, including its physical and philosophical aspects of conflict resolution. Learn techniques involving empty hand, wooden sword (boken) and short staff (jo). Requirements include the agility to get up off the floor unassisted and show respect for the instructor and others in the class. Participants should wear long sleeves and pants to class.

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Resolution Bootcamp

Weight Room

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Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Monday - Sunday (year-long) Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m, 5:30-7 p.m. Date: Saturday Time: Noon-6 p.m. Date: Sunday Time: 1-6 p.m. Ages: 13+ Cost: Youth and women: $5/person 18+: $7/month The weight room is designed for fitness and health. The room is equipped with a universal weight station, free weights, bench press and squat bar.

Memorial Park Community

Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays and Thursdays Time/Day: Mondays: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $3/class or $40/8-week course This circuit-style-class incorporates strength, cardio, and core. Work at your own speed and track your progress. Weigh-ins and measurements optional.

REFIT® Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays and Fridays Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $5/class Brand new concept for fun, fitness and fellowship! This class is for the entire family and can be modified to fit everyone. It is all about community and encouraging each other and growing from empowerment. REFIT® believes that fitness should change more than your body, which is why we’ve created a powerful, positive workout that changes you from the inside out. Cost: $3/youth & women Ages: 18+ $7/ month The weight room is designed for fitness and health. Equipped with a universal weight station, free weights, bench press and squat bar.

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First Day Hike

Snakes of Northeast Tennessee

Location: Keefauver Farm Call: 423-283-5821 Date: January 1 Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon Ages: All ages Cost: Free Welcome in the new year by spending time in the best place possible: the outdoors! We will keep the pace slow on this one mile hike with stops and explanations of historic Keefauver Farm’s winter environment. There is a lot more going on out there than you would think. Instructors: Connie Deegan, program coordinator/nature and John Griggs, recreation worker

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-283-5821 Date: February 24 Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free 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 snake or two will be available for a closer look should you so desire... Instructor: Connie Deegan, program coordinator/nature

Jump Start Seed Swap & Pollinator Day Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Dining room and gym) Call: 423-283-5821 Date: February 1 Time: 9 a.m. - noon Ages: All ages Cost: Free Please join us for a native seed swapping. It is OK if you have no seeds to swap-we have plenty! Enjoy the exhibits, many emphasizing pollinator needs and Citizen Science opportunities, a guest speaker and children’s activities. Call for more information and schedule. Speaker: Chris Smith, author, Communications Manager of Sow True Seed and Executive Director of the Utopian Seed Project and many local community and nature concerns.

Bluebell Wildflower Hike Location: Winged Deer Park (hikers will meet in the disc golf parking lot across from the public access boat ramp) Call: 423-283-5821 Dates/Times: March 29: 1 - 2:15 p.m. March 30: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. April 2: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. April 3: 6 - 7:15 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Winged Deer Park has the largest collection of naturalized Bluebell flowers in Northeast Tennessee and they only bloom for a 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 the park has to offer. Instructor: Connie Deegan, program coordinator/nature 54 


Registration: Online at myjcparks.org or in person at the athletic office Winged Deer Park.

Youth Soccer

Machine Pitch Softball

Location: Civitan and Winged Deer Parks Call: 423-283-5822 Registration: Jan. 28 - Feb. 28 Late Registration: After Feb. 28 ($20 late fee applies) Practice begins: March 16 Games begin: April 6 Ages: 3-5 (coed), 6-7, 8-9, 10,11, 12-13, 14-15 (boys and girls) Age date cut off: Aug. 15, 2019 Cost: $25/city resident $30/ non-city Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration: online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at the athletic office Winged Deer Park.

Location: Carnegie Park Call: 423-283-5822 Registration: Feb. 25 - March 25 Late registration: After March 25 ($20 late fee applies) Practice begins: April 4 Games begin: April 25 Ages: Girls 7-8 Registration: Online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at the athletic office at Winged Deer Park. Teams are formed by elementary school districts.

Youth Girls T-Ball Location: Carnegie Park Call: 423-283-5822 Registration: Feb. 25 - March 25 Late Registration: After March 25 ($20 late fee applies) Practice begins: April 4 Games begin: April 25 Ages: Girls 4-6 Cost: $25/city resident $30/non-resident Teams are formed by elementary school districts.

Youth 9-10 Fast Pitch Softball Location: Carnegie Park Call: 423-283-5822 Registration: Feb. 25 - March 25 Late registration: After March 25 ($20 late fee applies) Practice begins: April 4 Games begin: April 25 Ages: Girls 9-10 Registration: Online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at the athletic office at Winged Deer Park. Teams are formed by elementary school districts.

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Adult Softball Location: Winged Deer Park Call: 423-283-5822 Registration: Feb. 3 - April 3 Games begin: April 20 Ages: Adults (ages 16 & 17 can play with parent permission) Cost: $400/Men’s team plus $5 for each non-city resident. $300/Coed teams plus $5 for each non-city resident. Entry fee, rosters and ID’s must be turned in at time of registration. Leagues: Men’s open, industrial, church and coed. Men’s teams play a 14-game schedule and a single elimination tournament. Coed teams play a 10-game schedule and a single elimination tournament.

Adult Volleyball Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-283-5822 Registration: Jan. 15 - Feb. 28 Practices begin: Feb. 24 Games begin: March 9 Ages: Adults (16 & 17 can play with parent’s permission) Cost: $200/team plus $5 for each nonresident on the team. Entry fee, rosters and ID’s must be turned in at time of registration. Leagues: Men’s open, men’s church, coed church, coed open, women’s open, women’s church, seniors (50+). All teams play a 10-game schedule and a single elimination tournament.

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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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To schedule call the Science Hill High School Athletic Office at 423-232-2190.

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Contact: Johnson City Cardinals 510 Bert St. 423-461-4866

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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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Rotary Park – Gump Pavilion – 1001 North Broadway  Electricity   / Restroom                                       Sea ng Capacity: 40  Located near Oakland Avenue Entrance  FEES: Resident: Half Day: $25     Full Day: $40  Non‐Resident: Half Day: $30      Full Day: $45  

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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 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Beeson Hall 403 Harrison St. Call: 423-283-5815 The 5,000 -quare-foot recreation facility is operated by Johnson City Parks and is located adjacent to Kiwanis Park. Buffalo Mountain Park 570 Highridge Road 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 Ballpark) 129 Legion St. Call: 423-461-4866 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. A new playground structure was installed in 2018.

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 soccer 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 quarteracre 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 Road 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 Road 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: 423-232-2190 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.

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Keystone Park 601 Bert St. Call: 423-283-5815 Equipped with two Little League fields, pavilion, concession and score tower 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. Langston Centre 315 Elm Street Call: 423-434-5753 The centre will serve as the hub for multicultural programming. The focus will be on community arts, education and leadership. The centre was the site of Langston High School, Johnson City’s African-American high school from 1893 until the school system was integrated in 1965. 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 St. Call: 423-434-5749 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 75-foot lap pool, therapy pool, and teaching pool,

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 Drive 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 halfacre neighborhood park, which includes a small shelter with picnic table, playground area and a multi-use basketball court. Pete Zannis Tennis Center 505 Liberty Bell Blvd. Call: 423-283-5822 Located near Freedom Hall Civic Center the complex offers 14 lighted tennis courts. 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.

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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 wheelchairs as well as visually and hearing-impaired.

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 Road 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.

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 half-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 quarter-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 Road 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 74 


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 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.

Buffalo Mountain Park 570 High Ridge Road Call: 423-283-5821 Offers 8.2 miles of hiking trails considered moderate, a 1,500-foot-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 mi. Lady Slipper Loop - .09 mi. Hartsell Hollow - .05 mi. White Rock - 2.3 miles Tip Top - 2.1 miles 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 from 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.

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Willow Springs Park 1201 Huffine Road Call: 423-283-5815 Feature 1.8 miles of paved walking surface which encircles the park, it’s exercise with a view!

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 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.

Winged Deer Park Off Carroll Creek Road at Disc Golf Course More than 2 miles mountain bike trail. The trail is a partnership with the Tri-Cties Chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA). An additional mile of beginner trail has been approved. Plans are in the works to develop a total of 5 to 6 miles of trails.

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.

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.

State of Franklin Multi-Use Trail Greenline Road The trail is 2.3 miles and open to all users. It starts at the intersection of Greenline Road and extends to Sunset Drive. Tannery Knobs 18 Tannery Knob Call: 423-283-5815 Riding distance from downtown Johnson City's shops, breweries, and restaurants, Tannery Knobs covers over 40 acres of heavily wooded terrain. Designed as a skills park for all ages, riders can experience the thrill of off road riding in a progressive environment. All trails and features have been professionally designed and built, ensuring enthusiasts and beginners alike will find the perfect ride. Tannery Knobs is more than just bikes. Take in the amazing views hiking or trail running, making the park accessible for the entire community. The land for Tannery Knobs sits less than a mile from the newly constructed Tweetsie Trail. Featuring endless mountain views, the more than 300-foot ridgeline overlooks Johnson City's historic Appalachian charm.

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

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