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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, and environmental viability and well-being of our community. Join the Fun!

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City Commission

Park Advisory Board

City Staff

Mayor David Tomita

Chair Dr. Tim Zajonc

City Manager M. Denis Peterson

Vice Mayor Jenny Brock

Vice Chair Jonathan Kinnick

Assistant City Manager Charles Stahl

Commissioner Ralph Van Brocklin

Robert Clemons

Assistant City Manager Robert Wilson

Commissioner Todd Fowler

Andy Dotterweich

Parks Director Vacant

Commissioner Joe Wise

Ross Duncan

Assistant Director James Ellis

Mark Durkee Carrie Fleenor Larry Glaspie Charlie Stahl Grant Summers 2 


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

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Administration 4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City Phone: (423) 283-5815 Athletics 4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City Phone: (423) 283-5822 Carver Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City Phone: (423) 461-8830 Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City Phone: (423) 461-4872 Golf Courses Buffalo Valley 190 Golf Course Road, Unicoi Phone: (423) 743-5021 Pine Oaks 1709 Buffalo Road, Johnson City Phone: (423) 434-6250 Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services & Pool 510 Bert Street, 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 Avenue, Johnson City Phone: (423) 283-5800 Nature 4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City

www.johnsoncitytn.org The Johnson City Board of Commissioners adopted a tobacco-free policy for the City’s park system on September 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 1,150 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 29 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 693 youth basketball 248 adult basketball 12 soccer fields 10 softball fields 1,504 recreation soccer players 81 summer tennis 2 18-hole golf courses 37,412 rounds of golf played 64 youth kickball 1 art center 39,781 volunteer hours 2 foundations (1 park and 1 senior services) 50,164 participated in senior programs 159 employees (48 full-time, 16 part-time, and 95 seasonal) 120,000 participants in recreation programs If you have volunteered in the past or are looking for a chance to give back to the community doing 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

Phone

Administration Office (Pavilions)

4137 Bristol Highway

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

423-283-5815

Athletic Office

4137 Bristol Highway

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

423-283-5822

Carver Recreation Center Saturday Sunday

322 W. Watauga

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 Road

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.

423-283-5800

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

423-434-5749

Memorial Park Community Center & 510 Bert Street 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, program or athletic program 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 in their 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, or video productions.


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 above the fees that they also pay for programs and services as offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. In recognition of this contribution, Johnson City residents qualify for the “Resident” rate. Those who live outside the boundaries of the City of Johnson City and who participate within programs qualify for the “Non-Resident” rate.

Facebook and Twitter are sources of 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 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 facility participants are expected to follow the rules of the facilities. Specialty areas of the facilities, 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.


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

Vacant, Parks Director (423) 283-5815

Roger Cox, Assistant Manager (423) 975-2670

Recreation Services Desk (423) 434-5749

James Ellis, 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

Karen Henninger, 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) 283-5800

Golf Jim Hughes, Golf Director (423) 483-5838 Buffalo Valley Golf Course (423) 743-5021

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

Connie Deegan, Program Coordinator (423) 283-5821

Pine Oaks Golf Course (423) 434-6250


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The Annual My Li le Valen ne Daddy Daughter Dance will take place on February 4 at            Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert Street. From 6‐8 pm. The dance is open to              fathers, grandfathers, guardians, and daughters of all ages. Photo vouchers can be                           purchased online ahead of  me for $15.  Light refreshments will be served.   Early  cket sales will be held January 4‐27 for $10/person.  Late  cket sales    (January 28‐February 3) will be $20/person (there will be no discount for  mul ple children). NO DAY OF  cket sales. Tickets will be available at  MPCC a er your online registra on has been completed.    

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The department operates the indoor aquatics facilities at Freedom Hall (423) 461-4872, Memorial Park Community Center (423) 434-5575, and the outdoor pool on Legion Street (423) 461-4856.

Swim Lessons Dates: vary with each session (Please call 423-434-5755 for availability) Times vary with each session Age: Beginner – Advanced 4-13 years Cost: $40 per session per child for Beginner – Advanced Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Description: Water you wading for? Learn to swim! Beginner through Advanced consists of eight 30 minute lessons for $40. Beginner: This level is for beginners who have had little to no experience in the water, outside of the bathtub. The 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. 24 


Arthritis

Cardio Waves Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 6-7 pm 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

Sliver Sneakers® Splash Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Therapy pool) (423) 461-5755 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Sliver Sneakers® Splash is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Therapy pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Time: 11 – 11:40 am 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.

Aqua Mix Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Time: 9 - 10:30 am Cost: $3/class or $25/month Looking for a challenging workout? Get in over your head with us for some intese water aerobics. This class uses floatation belts to keep you afloat while doing exercises in deep water. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular, endurance, and core work. No swimming skills required. Instructor: Kim McLeod

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Morning Water Aerobics

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Time: 9 – 10 am 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 pm 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, and Friday Time: 10 –10:45 am Cost: $3/class or $20/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 Freedom Hall Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: (423) 461-4872 Date and Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Time: 7:30–8:45 pm Saturday Time: 11 am–1 pm Cost: $2/person

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 am Monday-Friday 11:30 am-1:30 pm Monday and Wednesday 7 - 8:45 pm Saturday 11 am-1 pm Cost: $2/person

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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 pm Cost: $2/person 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.

Recreation swim time is perfect for bringing the kids to play. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age or older. Any child 6 or younger must be within arm’s length of an adult at all times. Patrons must exit the pool 15 minutes after the close of open swim.

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

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

Mommy and Me Swim Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date and Time: Monday-Friday 12-2 pm (August – May) Monday-Friday 1-2 pm (June – July) 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. All that are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.

Home School Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date and Time: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3 for 13 and older $2 for 12 and under A time to swim during Memorial Park Community Center’s home school P. E. program. 27 


Masters Swimming Freedom Hall Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: (423) 833-5595 Date: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 – 7 a.m. Age: 18 and older Cost: $50 per 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

Scout Water Badges Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: (423) 461-4872 Registration: Call to reserve a date one week in advance Time: Thursdays7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Cost: $10 for groups of 10 Reservations required. This time is set aside for Boy and Girl Scout troops to work on their water skills that are 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. Reservations must be made one week prior to scheduled date.*Troop leaders, please come prepared!

Kayak Roll Class Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call (423) 461-4872 Date: Tuesday 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 (closed May 31 - July 1) Call: (423) 461-4872 Saturday Party Times: 1 – 2 pm 2:10 – 3:10 pm 3:20 – 4:20 pm Note: Saturday party room rentals are held during open swim time (1 – 4:45 pm). Participants can swim anytime from 1:00 - 4:45. 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 per person for their party guests.

Glow Stick Swim

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Friday, January 6th Time: 7 - 8:45 pm Sunday Party Time: (Private Pool Cost: $2 for ages 12 and under Party) $3 for ages 13 and up 1 – 3 pm Memorial Park Community Center will be 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. turning the lights down low and the music Cost: $90/2 hours (2 hour minimum up loud! Come ring in the New Year with includes 2 lifeguards) us as we fill the pool with glow sticks! You 51-100 swimmers, add 1 guard are also welcome to bring your own glow $35 / 2 hours sticks! 101-150 swimmers, add 2 guards $65 / 2 hours 151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $95 / 2 hours Sunday parties are private parties that run in 2-hour time slots. The time includes 2 hours with 2 lifeguards and up to 50 guests, which includes swimmers and non-swimmers. 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. 29 


ArtsyMe Pancakes, Pajamas, and Paint Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: January 2 Date: January 14 Time: 9 am Ages: 2-5 Cost: $5 Yummy for your tummy, let’s eat some pancakes! Wear your favorite pair of old PJ’s and have some fun painting on a 16 x 20 canvas.

Story to the Arts Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: January 18 Date: February 1 Time: 10 - 11 am Ages: 3-6 Cost: $3 We’ll read exciting stories and then the children will illustrate using various art supplies.

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: open enrollment Date: Begins Tuesday, January 10 (on going class) Time: 10-10:30 am Ages: 2-3 Cost: $25/month ArtsyMe classes encourage young children to explore, create, learn, and experiment with a wide variety of art resources.

MyArt Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Begins Tuesday, January 10 (on going class) Time: 1-1:30 pm Ages: 4-5 Cost: $30/month MyArt preschooler’s will take pride and gain satisfaction in creating fun and outrageous art projects each week.

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Lunatic Life Drawing Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: February 20 Date: Monday, March 13 Time: 1-3 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $4 A looney model will be provided for 2-hours and will hold poses ranging from one minute to ten minute increments. No drawing experience necessary - just for fun!

Trace Face Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: February 21 Date: Tuesday, March 14 Time: 1-3 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $4 Draw a self-portrait and transfer the image by using a projector to enlarge it to an effective size. It will be so much fun!

Homeschool Art Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrolment Date: Begins, Thursday, January 5 (on going class) Time: 10-11:15 am Ages: 4 and up Cost: $3/class

The things you would never think to try in art seem to work. We will try some “out of the norm” art projects to see the end result.

Junior Artist of the Month Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Call to register Date: Monthly Time: Gallery hours - 9 am - 5 pm Ages: 2-11 Cost: Free Calling all Junior Artists to display their original artwork on a monthly basis in our gallery. An open reception date is available for reservation to showcase your exhibit to friends and family.

Art On! Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Begins Thursday, January 5 (on going class) Time: 3:45 - 5 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $35/month Come right after school where you can bring it on and have some fun creating unique art activities using your individual technique and creativity.

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Drawing

Junk Journal and Book Making Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Begins Wednesday, January 4 Time: 10-11:30 am Ages: Teens - Adult Cost: $30 We will explore the world of journals out of recycling papers and cardboard from mail and other sorted papers. We will make a Midori style notebook.

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Begins, Tuesday, January 3 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 10-14 Cost: $30 This class will teach students the basic skills of drawing. Taking basic shape and form to see how they interact into the environment. Students will use different materials to form shapes, building eye-hand coordination, and building on drawing skills.

Casual Coloring

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 2883-5800 Location: Princeton Arts Center Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Call: (423) 283-5800 Date: Mondays (on going class) Registration Deadline: January 18 Time: 10 am - Noon Date: Wednesday, February 1 Ages: Adults Time: 4-5 pm Cost: Free Ages: 12 and up Relax and color your world with your Cost: $25 favorite coloring book. Bring your own Students will discover and explore beauty coloring book or pick a page from Mandala and art inside and outside of the classroom. or Zentangle. All coloring pages and We will discuss and critique what each supplies will be provided. student has sketched.

Sketch Book

Watercolor Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Wednesday, January 4 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 10 and up Cost: $35 Introduction to watercolor painting and pencils. 32 


Artist of the Month Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Call to register Date: Monthly Time: Gallery Hours - 9 am - 5 pm Ages: 12 and up Cost: 10% Commission on sales Calling all artists to display their original artwork in our gallery on a monthly basis. An open reception date is available for reservation to showcase your exhibit to friends and family.

I Love Art Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: January 30 Date: Tuesday, February 14 Time: 10-10:30 am Ages: 3-5 Cost: $4 Art loves you too! Pre-schoolers will make You Are My Valentine designs for that someone special in their life.

Open Art Studio

Dynamite Hearts

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Tuesdays Time: 1-4 pm Ages: Adult Cost: Free Princeton Arts Center 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 a free time to spend with other artists.

Eggciting Crafts

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: January 30 Date: Tuesday, February 14 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $4 Make an explosion with hearts of joy, hope, friendship, laughter, and much more to create a dynamite Valentine art project.

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: March 31 Date: Friday, April 14 Time: 10-11 am Ages: 3-6 Cost: $4 We have fun and easy Easter crafts for kids, as they create with painting with marshmallows, rolling eggs in paint, and working with cotton balls.

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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 Avenue. Schedule runs January through March. Schedule: Program

Day

Time

Age

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday

3 - 5:30 pm

6-18

Computer Lab

Mondays

5:30 - 6:30 pm

6-8

Tuesdays

5:30 - 6:30 pm

9 - 12

Wednesdays

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Adults

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:30 pm

13 - 18

Meet the Doc

Monday, Tuesday, Friday

4 - 5 pm

Gym Activities

Monday through Friday

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Grades K-12 Grades K– 12

 

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Monday, January 16 Time: Noon - 6 pm Ages: 18 and up Cost: Free Donate and save a life!

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Teen Center Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Monday– Thursday Time: 5-7 pm Ages: 7th – 12th grades Cost: Free Teens will have different activities on a daily basis such as Wii, Billiards, Foosball, arts and crafts, & career development (guest speakers on various topics) the teen room will consist of providing a place for teens that is safe and fun with adult supervision and good peer support. We hope to affect lives and influence the future choices and good decisions for our teens.

TEEN Trivia Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: February 16th Time: 6:30 - 8 pm Ages: 13-17 Cost: FREE Teens, bring out all your friends and compete against or with them in trivia. Pizza, chips, and drinks will be provided.

Teen Open Art

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Art Room) Date: February 1st Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm TEEN Rap Battle Ages: 11+ years Location: Memorial Park Community Cost: Free Center It’s back! Teen Open Art is a free class Call: (423) 434-5749 that focuses on new skills and students’ Registration: February 9-March 9 passions. Each Wednesday in February, participants will learn a different way to Date: March 9th create art. At the end of the class, Time: 6:30-8 pm participants will get to see their art Ages: 13-17 hung in a gallery. This class will include Cost: FREE (must sign up to participate) a deeper mastery of previously learned Think you have what it takes to take home the techniques as well as totally new title of being Memorial Parks illist rapper? Well concepts! come out and show everyone what you got! Pizza and soda will be provided for those who compete. Trophy will be awarded to winner.

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Nutrition Program Location:

Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 4-5 pm Ages: Grades K-12 Cost: Free Year-round learning with nutritional games and fun-to-make snacks lead by ETSU Dietetic students. The curriculum will help young people understand Energy Balance and healthy lifestyle choices.

Legos Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Mondays during school year Time: 4-5:30 pm Ages: 6-16 Cost: Free The program is designed to help kids build, test, and program an autonomous robot using the Lego. The kids will have competition at ETSU versus other students at different sites.

Washington DC Trip Fundraising Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: January - April Ages: 6-16 Cost: Free Carver participants who work hard all year to earn points during school and participate in the fundraising activities from January to April can earn their spot on the bus trip to Washington DC and a visit to the Black History Museum.

Free Fridays Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Fridays Time: 4 pm Ages: 6 and up Cost: Free Join us for arts, crafts, gym games, field trips, and sports to end the week and gear up for the weekend!

N2iT Karate Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Monday (Beginning January 30) Time & Ages: 5:45-6:30 pm Ages 4-8 6:30-7:15 pm Ages 9+ 7:15-8 pm Yellow, Orange, and Green Belts Cost: $7/class Try out this unique 16 week Martial Arts program. Registration begins January 30. Concentration, discipline, confidence, self-control, respect, and much more will be taught during this class. A one-time $5 registration fee is required.

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Little Chefs Location: Memorial Park Community   Center (Activities Room) Call: (423) 434-6249 Date: Mondays beginning January 9 Time: 3:30 - 5 pm Ages: 6+ years Cost: $10 Come learn how to cook with our parent and child cooking class. Each Monday for four weeks, we will learn how to make healthy and delicious snacks and meals using basic kitchen techniques. Parents and children will work together to make popovers, homemade jam, sweet potato fritters, and more! All cooking materials will be provided. Kitchen safety will be our number one priority during this class.  

Spring Break Fun Adventure Camp Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: March 13-17 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Ages: Grades K-12 Cost: Free if registered in the Carver After School program. $25/child if not Early drop off (7:30 am) and late pick-up (5:30 pm) is available for an additional $2/ child per day Campers will enjoy fun activities, free throw contests, Spot Shot, 3-on-3 skill building and many more great games and surprises!

Spring Break Camp (Johnson City Schools) Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Registration: February 13 Date: March 13-17 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40/child Enjoy Spring Break at MPCC; the kids will be out of school for the week of March 13-17. During camp they will enjoy sports, art and crafts, movies, games, and swimming. Please pack a lunch and bring swim clothes for your child every day. Camp is from 9:00am-4:00pm with an option for early and late pick up 7:30 am5:15pm for an additional $10. Limited to first 50 paid participants!

Spring Break Camp (Washington County Schools) Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Registration: February 13 Date: March 27-31 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40/child Enjoy Spring Break at MPCC; the kids will be out of school for the week of March 2731. During camp they will enjoy sports, art and crafts, movies, games, and swimming. Please pack a lunch and bring swim clothes for your child every day. Camp is from 9:00am-4:00pm with an option for early and late pick up 7:30am-5:15pm for an additional $10. Limited to first 50 paid participants! 39 


March Madness Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: March 20-24 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 6 and up Cost: Free Participate in activities such as free throw contest, Spot Shot, 3-on-3 skill building and much more during March Madness Fun!

Disc Golf 101 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6249 Date: Saturday (April 8th) Time: 11 am - 1 pm Ages: All Ages Cost: Free Come out and learn the game of disc golf! No matter what level of play you are this is a great way to learn more about the game, how the disc throws and proper throwing techniques. Disc will be provided to use but highly encouraged to bring your own if you have them. Pre-register for this program by April 6th. Limit to first 15 Participants!

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Monday-Friday 3 -5 pm (closed 1st & 3rd Friday) Saturday 1 - 5 pm Ages: Open to all ages (12 & under must be accompanied by an adult) Cost: Free Enjoy a game of pick-up basketball or just come shoot around at the Memorial Park Community Center gymnasium. Court one will be used for shoot around basketball, and Court 2 will be used for open run. Times are subject to change due to programs and events.

Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date / Time: First come first serve basis Ages: All Cost: Free Memorial Park Community Center has four lit tennis courts available to the public for free open play. The courts are available to reserve hourly or half/full day for a minimal charge.

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Family Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday starting in March Time: 5-30 - 7:30 pm Ages: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) Cost: Free Enjoy one of our courts for family shoot around time. If you need somewhere to bring the children and enjoy family fun- this is the place for you! Date and time subject to change depending on programs scheduled.

Start Smart Soccer Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Thursday (January 19-February 23) Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Ages: 3-5 years Cost: $25 city resident/$30 non city This NAYS (National Alliance for Youth Sports) program is a great way to get your child involved at a young age. Start Smart Soccer focuses on teaching children and their parents’ basic motor skills necessary to plan organized soccer while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. Skills such as shooting, passing, kicking, and running will be taught during the course. Held once a week for 6 weeks, the exercise will become increasingly more difficult as the class progresses and the children show improvement. Parents are REQUIRED to participate with their children. Price includes a t-shirt for the child. Registration begins December 19 online and at MPCC.

Madness at Memorial 3V3 Tournament Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Registration: Pre-registration required by March 1st Date: March 4 Time: 11 am - 5 pm Ages: 16+ Cost: $20/team Madness at Memorial 3V3 Basketball tournament. Double elimination tournament. Four players per team. Winners will receive a prize. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register at Memorial Park Community Center.

Start Smart Golf Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-5749 Date: Thursday (April 6-May 11) Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Ages: 5-7 years Cost: $25 city resident/$30 non city Description: This NAYS (National Alliance for Youth Sports) program is a great way to get your child involved at a young age. Start Smart Golf focuses on teaching children and their parents’ basic motor skills necessary to play golf while they work oneon-one and spend quality time with their parents. Held once a week for 6 weeks, the exercise will become increasingly more difficult as the class progresses and the children show improvement. Parents are REQUIRED to participate with their children. Price includes a t-shirt for the child. Registration begins March 1 online and at Memorial Park Community 41 


St. Patty’s Day Craft

Martin Luther King Story Time Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Monday, January 16 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Join us for this story telling session to learn about Martin Luther Kind through stories, crafts, and music. Lunch will be provided. The program is a partnership with ETSU Muti-Cultural Affairs.

Martin Luther King Dinner Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 434-8830 Date: January 16 Time: 6-8 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free The dinner is in honor of Martin Luther King and will include musical entertainment and great food.

Black History Program and Taste of the Community Location: Carver Recreation Center Date: February 23 Call: (423) 461-8830 Time: 6-8 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Program is free the Taste of the Community is $5/person The program will feature a black history presentation and an opportunity to taste some incredible recipes!

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: March 9 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: Grades K-12 Cost: Free Let’s make Shamrocks and decorate the Carver bulletin board. Each Shamrock will have it’s own special artwork.

Easter Crafts and Egg Coloring Days Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: April 11 and 12 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Day one is coloring sheet day and day two is egg coloring day

Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: April 14 Time: 3-5 pm Ages Open to all ages Cost: Free The egg hunt will be broken into age brackets as follows: 3-5, 6-9, 10-12. Prizes will be given for first, second, and third place winners who find the most eggs. Participants will also be treated to a cookout with all the trimmings.

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First Day Hike

Naturally Yours VI, Spring into Summer

Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek Call: 423) 283-5821 Date: January 1 Time: 1 - 2 pm Ages: Families Fee: $1 After you crawl out of bed and into a New Year, put your best foot forward and consider a local hike with a bit of winter nature thrown in! There is a little bit of uphill on this mile long walk with stops and explanations of Jacob’s Park winter environment. Then go home and put the feet up… Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services Call: 423) 283-5821 Date: March 13 Time: 10:30 -11:30 am Ages: Children 7+ and Adults Fee: Free Ahh, spring! Do yourself a favor and as you head outside to observe spring making its fast and furious appearance: make this the year that you learn some interesting stories about our local plants, animals and parks in this give-and-take discussion. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Bluebell Wildflower Hike

Naturally Yours V, Fall into Winter Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services Call: 423) 283-5821 Date: February 13 Time: 10:30 -11:30 am Ages: Children 7+ and Adults Fee: Free This is an opportunity to painlessly gather information about snippets of the natural northeast Tennessee outdoors. With the help of photographs and lively discussion between the narrator and those present, folks will effortlessly learn more about things found in our surrounding area. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Location: Winged Deer Park (Meet in disc golf parking lot across from boat ramp) Call: (423) 283-5821 Date: April 1 Time: 1 - 2:15 pm Ages: Families Fee: $1 Description: 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. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator 45 


Home School P.E. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday (January 10 – May 11) Time: 1-2 pm Ages: 6-18 years Cost: $3 per class This class will help provide your children with the understanding of physical education and its importance. The intent is to encourage fitness and health, as well as the benefits of team-building, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. Together we will learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Golf, Recreational Sports, Playground Games, PE Games with a Homeschool Twist, Fitness Building, Running, and Rope Jumping Activities.

Finding Mindfulness Through Meditation

relieve tension in the body, and meditation that will increase your mindfulness and help you stay in this beautiful moment.

Pre-K PE Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday (January 10 – May 11) Time: 1-1:45 Ages: 3-5 years Cost: $2/class This class will help provide your children with the understanding of physical education and its importance. The intent is to encourage fitness and health, as well as the benefits of team building, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. Together we will learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Recreational Sports, Playground Games, PE Games, Fitness Building, Running, and Rope Jumping Activities.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Exercise/Dance Room) Call: (423) 434-6249 Date: Tuesdays beginning January 10 Time: 3 - 4 pm Ages: 12+ years Cost: Free Free your mind in this stressful world through gentle yoga and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. We will focus on body-positive yoga designed to 46 


Wiggles and Giggles Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Wednesdays (January 4th- January 25th) Time: 11 - 11:45 am Ages: 3-5 Cost: $2 per class Preschoolers will wiggle and giggle their way through this fun-filled class while stretching their muscles and dancing to music. Age-appropriate activities will vary each week to include rhymes, rhythm movements, hoops, and balloons.

Health Coaching Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-827-6887 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? Whether you are getting started

or looking to boost your current exercise plan, Rachel would love to work with you!

Weight Room Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Open all year long Monday-Sunday Time: Monday-Friday 9 am - 2:30 pm / 5:30-7 pm Saturday Noon - 6 pm Sunday 1-6 pm Ages: 13 and up Cost: Youth and women $3/each 18 and up (males) $7/month The weight room is designed for fitness and health and is equipped with a universal weight station, free weights, bench press, and squat bar.

“Just-Breathe” Yoga Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday Time: 11 am-12:30 pm 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 techniques. Focus is on precise alignment of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mental clarity. Instructor: Dixie Neth.

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Zumba

P90X Live

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesdays Time: 5:30-6:30 pm 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-a licensed Zumba Instructor.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Mondays Time: 10 -11 am Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class The P90XLIVE workouts offer a rich variety of intense routines from cardio to resistance training, strength training, plyometrics, ab work, and more. Using the science of Muscle Confusion, P90X constantly switches things up (the blocks, the protocols, the rep ranges) to help class members bust through plateaus. Plus, there are modifications so people at any level can participate. Instructor: Geri Mahaley.

Line Dance with T.J.

Piloxing

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Saturday Time: 5:30-6:30 pm (Tuesday) 10:30-Noon (Saturday) Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class Instructor teaches choreographed routines to a wide variety of music genres: Latin to pop/ hip-hop, rock-n roll to country, and so much more! Suitable for all ages, all levels, no partner required, guys and girls!

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Wednesday Time: Wednesday- 8:30-9:30 am Ages: 18+ Cost: $5/class PILOXING is a high-energy interval workout that uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of Pilates. Add to that fun dance moves and you have a workout that will tone muscle, burn fat and empower you both physically and mentally. Instructor: Kristin Harmon.

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R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet) Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-5749 Date: Monday and Saturday Time: Monday 6:00-7:00pm, Saturday 9 -10 am Ages: 18+ Cost: $5/class It’s the hottest and most efficient total body workout period. R.I.P.P.E.D 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.

N2iT Cheer Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6249 Date: Tuesday (Beginning January 31) Time & Ages: 5:45-6:30 pm Ages 4-8 6:30-7:15 pm Ages 9+ 7:15-8 pm Competition Team Cost: $7/class Come be a part of this one of a kind 16 week cheerleading experience. Registration begins January 31.We combine cheer and pom pom dance into one curriculum. Our techniques include motion drills, jump stations, and stunting. Students will learn cheers, chants, and dance routines.

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Youth Kickball Youth Soccer Location: Civitan and Winged Deer Park Call: (423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: February 26 Date: Practices begin March 6 and games will begin April 3. Time: TBD Ages: 3-4-5(coed), 6-7 and 8-9, 10-11, 1213, 14-15 boys and girls. Cost: $25 for City residents, $30 for nonCity residents. $20 late registration fee beginning February 27. Youth soccer for boys and girls, ages 3-15. Age cutoff date is August 15, 2016. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration begins January 23 and goes until February 26. You may register in person at Winged Deer Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Location: Winged Deer Park Soccer Fields Call: (423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: March 5 Date: Games will begin April 4 Time: TBD Ages: 6-8, 9-11 coed Cost: $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents, $20 late charge for any registrations beginning on March 6. Youth kickball for boys and girls ages 6-11. Age cutoff date is August 15, 2016. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration will begin February 1 and conclude March 5. You may register at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

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Youth Softball

Machine Pitch Softball

Location: Carnegie Park Call: (423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: March 20 Date: Games will begin April 18 Time: TBD Ages: 7-8, 9-10, 11-13 Girls Cost: $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents. A$20 late charge applies for any registrations after March 22. Youth softball for girls ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-13. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration will begin February 23 and conclude March 22. You may register at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Location: Carnegie Park Registration Deadline: March 26 Date: Games will begin April 24. Practices will begin April 3 Time: TBD Ages: 7-8, Girls Cost: $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents, $20 late charge for any registrations beginning March 27. Machine Pitch Softball for girls 7-8. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. The age cutoff date is August 15, 2016. Registration will begin March 1 and conclude March 26. You may register at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Youth T-Ball Location: Carnegie Park Call: 423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: March 26 Date: Games will begin April 24. Practices will begin April 3. Time: TBD Ages: 4-6 Girls Cost: $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents, $20 late charge for any registrations beginning March 27. Youth t-ball for girls ages 5-6. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Age cutoff date is August 15, 2016. Registration will begin March 1 and conclude March 26. You may register at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Youth Team Softball Location: Carnegie Park, Metro Kiwanis Park, Indian Trail Softball Call: 423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: 8, 10 and 12u will be April 14. 14, 16, 18u will be May 19. Date: 8, 10 and 12u games will begin May 1. 14, 16, 18u games will begin May 30. Time: TBD Ages: 8, 10, 12,14, 16 and 18 U. Age cutoff is the USA softball deadline. Cost: $200 plus $5 for any non city resident per team. Leagues offered are 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 u. Teams will play a 10 game schedule and single elimination tournament. Fees and rosters are due at time of registration.

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Adult Slow Pitch Softball Location: Winged Deer Park Registration Deadline: April 7 Date: Games will begin April 24 Time: TBD Ages: Adults, 16-17-18 may play with parents permission Cost: $300 plus $5 for non city residents for coed teams. $400 plus $5 for city residents for men’s teams. Leagues offered are Men’s Open-Church and Coed Open-Church. Men’s leagues will play a 14 game schedule and Coed leagues will play a 10 game schedule. Registration fees, rosters and photo ID’s are due at time of registration. Registration will begin February 1.

Indoor Basketball Courts Play schedules vary with locations. Indoor courts are located at: Carver Recreation Center (423) 461-8820; Memorial Park Community Center (423) 434-5749

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Class

Loca on

Day

Time

Age

Cost

10 am 

50+

$3/person   Free for SilverSneakers 

Tuesdays   Thursdays  Fridays 

11:45 am  1 pm  8:30 am  10 am 

50+

$2/session Free for   SilverSneakers 

50+

$3/person Free for   SilverSneakers 

Tuesdays, Thursdays 

11:45 am 

50+

$3/person Free for                          SilverSneakers 

SilverSneakers® Classic 

Memorial Park            Monday and  Community Ctr.  Wednesday 

SilerSneakers® Yoga 

Memorial Park           Community Ctr. 

SilverSneakers® Circuit 

Memorial Park        Community Ctr. 

SilverSneakers® Splash 

Memorial Park            Community Ctr. 

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Silver Sneakers® Yoga

 

Fit & Toned Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday Time: 8:30 am Ages: 50+ Cost: $2 per session One hour class which includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Instructor: Sue Pentz

Silver Sneakers® Classic Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday Time: 10 am Ages: 50+ Cost: $3 per session (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participant) A fun, activity class designed to increase strength, range of motion, agility, balance and coordination along with improving functional capacities, physical fitness and a sense of well-being. This class uses elastic tubing, hand-held weights and Silver Sneakers® ball. Class can be done standing or sitting.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 11:45am and 1 pm (Tuesday), 8:30 am (Thursday) Ages: 50+ Cost: $2 per session (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participant) This class is designed to increase flexibility, improve balance, and encourage mind-body integration. This class is a blend of yoga styles and appropriate for everyone. Instructor: Judy Jackson

Senior Hatha Yoga Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays Time: 6 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: $5 per session Beginner to intermediate participant. Learn the most basic Yoga moves with Flow and Hold Yoga moves. Instructor: Darlene Hatley

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Silver Sneakers® Circuit Location: Memorial Park Community   Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Friday Time: 10 am Ages: 50+ Cost: $3 per session (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participant) This class is designed to increase cardiovascular endurance and improve strength. This is a low impact class which offers upper body strengthening. Participant should possess consistent skills in agility, coordination and balance.

Silver Sneakers® Splash Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays, Thursdays Time: 11:45 am Ages: 50+ Cost: $3 per session (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participant) Instructor: Heidi Perry This class is a fun shallow-water movement class designed to increase agility and flexibility while also improving cardiovascular and strength endurance. No swimming ability is required. Instructor: Heidi Perry

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday Time: 11 am Ages: 50+ Cost: $5 per session (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Low-impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. This class is easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention. Session includes stretching, body alignment and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and your mind. Instructor: Tonya Van Hook

Qigong for Health Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday Time: Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: $5 per session (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) ”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. Instructor: Tonya Van Hook

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Keep It Moving Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: By Appointment Time: Vary Ages: 18+ Cost: $5 per session, 6 sessions for $25 or 12 sessions for $48 A new 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. Please contact Deb Fogle at 434-6231 for more information.

Line Dance with Martha Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays Time: 3:30 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: $6/week, SilverSneakers® receive discount This class is for those who have completed the Absolute Beginner Line Dance class and are ready for more challenging steps and dances. Have fun, challenge your brain and body while burning some calories too!

Instructor: Martha Davenport

Advanced Line Dancers (Dandy Line Dancers) Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Monday Time: 6 pm Ages: 40+ Cost: Pay instructor directly 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 Time: 5:15 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Learn or polish your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, and other dance styles.

Ballroom Dance Practice Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Thursdays Time: 1 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Practice your dance steps to music from years gone by, make new friends and exercise your body and mind. No partner required.

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Challenge Square Dance

Hand and Foot

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays Time: 2 pm Ages: Geared toward seniors, but all ages welcome Cost: $6 Join Don Williamson for this challenging square dance class.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays Time: 1 pm 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!

Advanced Square Dance

Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Ages: Geared toward seniors, but all ages welcome Cost: $6 Don Williamson will be instructing this square dance class. Some experience recommended for this class.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays Time: 6 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Come join the ladies of the seniors’ center fora fun evening of bridge!

Scrabble Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 5:30 pm 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.

Chess Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 10 am Ages: 50+ Cost: Free

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Mexican Train Dominoes Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 6 pm 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 Time: 1 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Pinochle is a trick-taking card game for 4 players played with a special deck. Players score by taking tricks or forming combination of cards into melds. Have fun and meet new friends!

Rook Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Thursdays Time: 1 pm 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!

Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Fridays Time: 12:30 pm 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!

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Mahjong

Walkers and Talkers

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Fridays Time: 1 pm 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.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Gathering Room Call: (423) 434-6237 Registration Deadline: April 3, 2017 Date: April 4, 2017 Time: 9:15 am-12:30 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free An easy 1-3 mile walk along the Tweetsie Trail. We’ll get to know one another, and discuss how the Tweetsie Railroad got its name. Instructor: Kristina Patsel

Billiards Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Daily Time: 7 am - 8 pm Ages: 18+ Cost: Free The billiards room features four tournament size tables on which to practice your skills. Pool sticks available for use without charge.

Hiking Meeting Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Registration Deadline: March 21, 2017 Date: March 23, 2017 Time: 9 -10:30 am Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Liability Waivers, 2017 Hike List, Photo Presentation, Hikers Recognition of Miles, Hikers 101, Walkers and Talkers, Overall Q & A. Instructor: Kristina Patsel, Arrow Dawson

Hiking 101 Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Gathering Call: 423) 434-6237 Registration Deadline: April 10, 2017 Date: April 11, 2017 Time: 9 am-12:30 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free A nice easy approx. 2.4 mile hike along sinking waters trail at Warriors Path State Park. It will be an enjoyable hike through various natural environments. We’ll also see some history of the previous settlements. Instructor: Kristina Patsel

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Blood Pressure Checks

Blood Sugar Checks Location: Memorial Park Community Center in First Aid Room Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Every Wednesday Time: 7:30 - 9 am Ages: For seniors >50 Cost: Free Knowing your blood sugar can save your life. Many people are not aware that their blood sugar is running high and a simple finger stick could give you that information. You can get your blood sugar checked for free every Wednesday morning from 7:309am at First Aid Office. Do not eat or drink after midnight to get the most accurate results. A sip of water or black coffee with your morning medications is okay. No appointment needed. While here at center if you feel like your blood sugar is low, we can do a random blood check and have juice and crackers on hand to get your sugar level up.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center at Aquatics Entrance and in First Aid Room Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Daily Monday- Saturday Time: 8:30a-11:00a Ages: For seniors > 50 Cost: Free There are 2 locations were you can get your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure is called a silent killer, because most people do not know when there blood pressure is high. We can check your home monitor for accuracy, too.

Nurse One on One Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6235 Time: By appointment Ages: For seniors>50 Cost: Free Would you like to talk to a nurse about a health problem? Set a time when you can have individual confidential counseling.

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Amateur Photographers Club

As the Page Turns Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: First Thursday of each month Time: 10 am Ages: 18+ Cost: Free This is a book club, books are provided. Casual discussion of each month’s book selection.

German Conversation Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Thursdays Time: 9:30 am 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. Come check it out!

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: First Monday of each month Time: 1 - 3 pm 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 Date: Third Tuesday of each month Time: 6:30 pm Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Enhanced photography group. If you have camera knowledge and desire to learn and experience more, broaden your knowledge and learn more creative functions, then this is for you.

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

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The Film Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Third Wednesday of each month Time: 1 pm Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at East Tennessee State University, 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 everybody is welcome.

Naturally Yours V, Fall into Winter Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: February 13 Time: 10:30 -11:30am Ages: Children 7+ and Adults Fee: Free This is an opportunity to painlessly gather information about snippets of the natural northeast Tennessee outdoors. With the help of photographs and lively discussion between the narrator and those present, folks will effortlessly learn more about things found in our surrounding area. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Naturally Yours VI, Spring into Summer Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: March 13 Time: 10:30 -11:30am Ages: Children 7+ and Adults Fee: Free Ahh, spring! Do yourself a favor and as you head outside to observe spring making its fast and furious appearance: make this the year that you learn some interesting stories about our local plants, animals and parks in this give-and-take discussion. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Heart Strings Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 10 am - 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.

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Senior Chorale Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Thursdays Time: 10 am - Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Join this lively group who loves to sing a variety of songs including show tunes and popular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith and accompanied on piano by Barbara Knisely. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required.

Needle and Fiber Arts Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 2 - 5 pm Ages: Adult Cost: Free A gathering of folks who are interested in the fiber arts. Bring your project to work on and share ideas and skills. Join this group to share and learn and enjoy the company of others while you work. Please clean up when you are finished and don’t store items at the Center.

Acrylics Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm Ages: Adult Cost: $10

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Mountain Dulcimer Classes Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Tuesdays Time: 1 – 2:30 pm Ages: Adult Cost: $20/4 sessions Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play.

Musical Voices Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Mondays Time: 1 – 3 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes.

Writer’s Circle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: 2nd & 4th Thursdays Time: 10 am – Noon Ages: Adult Cost: Free Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group.

Adult Coloring Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Wednesdays Time: 1 – 2:30 pm 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. Coloring sheets will be provided or you can bring your own.

Open Craft Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Fridays Time: 2 – 5 pm Ages: Adult Cost: Free Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center.

Winter Photo Contest Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: January 20 - 30 Time: Ages: Adult Cost: Free Save your ‘Best Holiday & Winter Photos’ for the next photo contest! Entries are due January 20th through 30th. Voting will take place February 2nd through 13th. Prizes will be awarded! Please put your name, address and phone number on the back of each photo. Up to 5 entries per person - photo size - 4”x6” or 5”x7”.

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Badminton

Senior Basketball Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Mondays Time: 10 am - Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shooting.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Wednesdays Time: 7 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free

Doubles Table Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 9:30 am - Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis.

Pickleball Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 8 -11:30 am Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and we play doubles.

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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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Buffalo Mountain Park 570 High Ridge 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 location 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 Call: 423-283-5815 Carnegie Park, formerly Jaycee Park is a 5-acre neighborhood park established in 1945. The park consists of two girls’ lighted softball fields, a restroom shelter, basketball court, and playground. Cardinal Park 129 Legion Street 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 Avenue 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 Call: 423-283-5815 Civitan Park was established in 1963 on the site of a former landfill. This 33-acre community park has under-gone 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 Street 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 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 Drive 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 Street 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 Street 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 Court 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 75-foot lap pool, therapy pool, and teaching pool, enabling aquatics to facilitate a diverse aquatics program to a wide-range 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 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, two 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 Street 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 Street 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 Avenue 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 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 playground. A Boundless playground for children with special needs is the newest addition to the park.  81 


Skate Park 705 Liberty Bell Boulevard 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 Street 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 Avenue 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 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 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. Winged Deer Park 4137 Bristol Highway 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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Buffalo Mountain Park 570 High Ridge Road 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 Avenue Call: 423-461-8830 Quarter-mile flat walking track Civitan Park 1000 N. Broadway 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 Boulevard 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 Street 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.

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! Winged Deer Park 4137 Bristol Highway Call: 423-283-5815 Flat track, which encircles 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 Road 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 Street 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-cities 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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