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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 James Ellis

Commissioner Joe Wise

Ross Duncan

Assistant Director Vacant

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 940 recreation soccer players 81 summer tennis 2 18-hole golf courses 33,099 rounds of golf played 64 youth kickball 1 art center 50,970 volunteer hours 2 foundations (1 park and 1 senior services) 58,521 participated in senior programs 159 employees (48 full-time, 12 part-time, and 26 seasonal) 96,747 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

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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.

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Resident/Non Resident Fees Johnson City residents make significant contributions to the operation of this department through the payment of property taxes. These contributions are 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.

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

Administration Main Number (423) 283-5815

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

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

James Ellis, Parks Director (423) 283-5815

Roger Cox, Assistant Manager (423) 975-2670

Recreation Services Desk (423) 434-5749

Vacant, Assistant Director (423) 434-5771

Cindy Bogart, Administrative Coordinator (423) 975-2670

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

Missy Hollifield, Office Manager (423) 283-5870

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

Amanda Hollifield, Operations Manager (423) 434-5753

Linda Guess, Clerical Specialist (423) 283-5815

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

Kelly Finney, Center Supervisor (423) 434-5758

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

Chelsey Weddle, 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 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. 20


Kiddie Kickers Splash Class

Arthritis

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Varies with each session Time: Varies with each session Ages: 2-5 Cost: $30/per session per child Join your child in a swim lesson program to help them get comfortable in the water and prepare them for our group swim lesson program.

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 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) 434-5755 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 (Lap Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday Time: 9 - 10 am Date: Saturday Time: 9:15-10:15 am Cost: $3/class or $25/month This class is a perfect blend of shallow and deep water exercise that will build cardio, strength, and flexibility and leave you feeling invigorated for the rest of your day! Enjoy utilizing buoyancy (floatation) belts and resistance equipment to experience NO IMPACT WORKOUT sparing your joints without compromising our desire for a total body fitness routine. Ability to swim is not 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

Hard Core Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Saturday Time: 10:20 - 11 am Cost: $3/class This high intensity, core strengthening, calorie torching workout is for physically

active and conditioned participants looking for the same benefits as land training without the higher risk of injury. Instructor: Kim McLeod

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 $25/per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. Instructor: Heidi Perry

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

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

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thing we have a time to fit your needs. The senior lap swim program is for those ages 55 or older.

Sunday 1 - 6 pm Cost: $3 (ages 13 and up) $2 (ages 12 and under) Free (ages 3 and under)

Mommy and Me Swim Time Recreation swim time is perfect for bringing the kids to play. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a someone at least 16 years of age or older. Any child 6 or younger must be within arm’s length of an adult 16 year or older at all times. Patrons must exit the building 15 minutes after the close of open swim. Open Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 4 - 5:45 pm Saturday Time: 1-4:45 pm Cost: $3 (ages 13 and up) $2 (ages 12 and under) Free (ages 3 and under)

Open Swim Location: Legion Street Pool Call: (423) 461-4856 Date and Time: Memorial Day - August 1 - Sept. 4 weekends only Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm Sunday 1 - 6 pm August 2 - Sept. 4 (weekends only) Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

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: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 2-4 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.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Masters Swimming Location: Legion Street 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

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.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: (423) 461-4872 Date: Registration - April - May Certification Class - May Friday: 6-10pm (first weekend only) Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm Sunday: 8 am - 1 pm Ages: 16 and older Cost: $200/person Classes run 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 life guarding, first aid, and CPR Pro and AED essentials.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date: May Time: Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm Sunday: 8 am - 1 pm Ages: 15 and older Cost: $100/person Class is the second weekend of the full lifeguarding class. This course is for those who need their American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification updated. If you have not taken the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course before you will need to enroll in the full program. This class is run on one weekend. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials for the next two years.

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Pool Parties Location: Freedom Hall Pool (closed for renovations) Call: (423) 461-4872

Pool Parties Location: Legion Street Pool Call: (423) 461-4856 for available dates and times Cost: $90/2 hours (2/hr. minimum includes lifeguard)   

4th of July Pool Party Location: Legion Street Pool Call: (423) 461-4856 Date: July 4 Time: 10 am - 5:45 pm Cost: $2 for ages 12 and under $3 for ages 13 and up A fun day in the sun playing water games!

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

Parties are scheduled in 2-hour time slots. The time includes 2 hours with 2 lifeguards and up to 50 guests, which include swimmers and non-swimmers. Additional fees are required for additional guests. Guest 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 2-hour time slot.

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MyArt Cookies and Canvas

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Tuesdays May/August Time: 1:30-2 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.

Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: May 1 Date: Friday, May 12 Time: 10 - 11 am Ages: 2-4 Cost: $5 Decorate cookies with icing and crunchy sprinkles, and paint a pretty picture for mom Pancakes, Pajamas, and Paint for Mother’s Day. Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: August 11 ArtsyMe Date: Saturday, August 19 Location: Princeton Arts Center Time: 9 am Call: (423) 283-5800 Ages: 2-5 Registration Deadline: open enrollment Cost: $5/ child $2/adult Date: Tuesdays May/August Yummy for your tummy, let’s eat some Time: 10-10:30 am pancakes! Wear your favorite pair of old PJ’s Ages: 2-3 and have some fun painting on a 16 x 20 Cost: $25/month ArtsyMe classes encourage young children canvas. to explore, create, learn, and experiment with a wide variety of art resources.

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Join this mixed group of youth to work with mixed media material and create art that brings out the artist in you.

Maybe Sew Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: April 28 Date: Friday, May 5 and 12 Time: 3:45 - 5 pm Ages: 7-11 Cost: $10 Intro into hand sewing. Work the needle and thread and gain an understanding on how the techniques secures itself to the fabric.

Open Studio 2516 Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open Date: Mondays (beginning August 7) Time: 3:45 - 6:30 pm Ages: Youth Cost:: Free Open Studio 2516 provides the space, tables, chairs, and interaction with other artists ‌ all you need is your art supplies, and art project!

Homeschool Art Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrolment Date: Thursdays - May/August Time: 10-11:15 am Ages: 4 and up Cost: $3/class

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: Thursdays May/August 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 Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: July 25 Date: Tuesdays (beginning August 8) 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.

are. Students will complete character sheets, sketch, turnarounds, and sculpt a small bust.

Fun with Book Making Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: July 26 Date: Wednesdays (beginning August 9) Time: 10-11:30 am Ages: Teens Cost: $30 The 4-week class will explore the world of simple book making out of scrapbooking, Midori style, and junk journal.

3-D Journey Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: July 24 Date: Mondays (beginning August 7) Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $30 The 4-week class will allow you to experience different materials to make a one-of-a-kind 3-D art sculpture.

Character Design Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: July 26 Date: Wednesdays (beginning August 9) Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 11-14 Cost: $30 This 4-week class will look at how to come up with your own simple character. Students will learn what it takes to come up with a character, discuss the character, where it came from and what its abilities

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.

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Casual Coloring Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 2883-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Mondays (beginning August 7) Time: 10 am - Noon Ages: Adults Cost: Free Relax and color your world with your favorite coloring book. Bring your own coloring book or pick a page from Mandala or Zentangle. All coloring pages and supplies will be provided.

Open Art Studio Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: Open enrollment Date: Tuesdays May/August 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.

Register for Summer Camps at: www.myjcparks.org Art Thingamajigs Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: June 5 Date: June 19-23 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $40 Princeton Arts Center has a junk drawer filled with cool and weird thingamajigs. Sign up for this wacky camp to pick out odds and ends to make unique art. You can also bring your own thingamajigs.

Under the Paint Brush Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: June 26 Date: July 10-14 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $75 Somewhere under the paint brush you will see heavy drops of mixed color paint dripping from the bristle of the brush waiting for its final drop destination. Students will explore various mediums paint, pencils, oil pastels, watercolor, and much more.

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Arts at Parks Location: Princeton Arts Center Call: (423) 283-5800 Registration Deadline: July 10 Date: July 24-28 Time: 9 am - 2 pm Ages: 6-11 Cost: $50 Adventure in art! Come explore the world of drawing out in the parks., urban, and zoo. We will be expanding what you see and how you see the world around us through drawing.

Arts and Crafts Room Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8831 Date: Monday - Friday Time: 4 - 5:30 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Youth will participate in painting, coloring, making slime, and special art projects for special occasions.

Mother’s Day Craft Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8831 Date: May 11 Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 6-16 Cost: Free Decorate a flower pot for Mom or your guardian. After the painting is done a flower will be added … a great gift for Mother’s Day. You can watch it grow together! 30


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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 May 19. Schedule: Program

Day

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday

3 - 5:30 pm

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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

Monday through Friday

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Grades K– 12

Gym Activities

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Pre-Registration for 21st Century After School Program Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: July 24-28 Time: 4-7 pm Ages: 6-18 Cost: $50/child (covers the full year) The after school program is designed to help youth in all school subject areas. The first 80 youth to register will receive a free t-shirt!

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TEEN Center Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Monday - Thursday Time: 5-7 pm Ages: Grades 7-12 Cost: FREE Different activities on a daily basis such as, PS4, Billiards, Foosball, and arts and crafts. The teen room is safe, fun, and supervised.

Teen Ice Cream Social

Jr. G’s Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Tuesday & Thursday (begins May 2) Time: 4-5 pm Ages: 10 - 14 Cost: Free This year-round program teaches youth gardening, composting, worm farming, greenhouse herbs, and food preservation.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: May 8 Time: 3:30-5:30 pm Ages: 11 + Cost: Free Take a break from open gym and join the staff at MPCC for some ice cream! Solve a brain teaser and grab a bowl, we’ll have plenty to spare.

Family Fun Day / Indian Trail Middle School Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Friday, May 5 Time: 4-6 pm events and activities 6-8 pm BINGO Ages: All ages Cost: Free Carver staff and Indian Trail teachers and students will engage in activities and BINGO with prizes will cap off the evening of fun 33


Free Fridays Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Fridays Time: 4 - 7 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!

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.

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.

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Resumes in August Time: Monday - Friday (closed 1st and 3rd Friday) - 3 - 5 pm Saturday 1 - 5 pm Enjoy a pick-up game or just come shoot the hoops. Times are subject to change due to programs and events.

Summer Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Monday-Friday 5-8 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 34


N2iT Karate Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Mondays (begins June 5) 12-week session ends on August 28 NO Class on July 3 Time/Ages: 5:46-6:30 pm Beginners Ages 4-8 6:30-7:17 pm Yellow Belts & Above Ages 9+ Registration: June 5, 12, and 19 Cost: $7/class plus a one-time $5 registration fee Give this unique 16-week Martial Arts program a try. Learn concentration, discipline, confidence, self-control, respect, and much more!

Youth Summer League Basketball Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Registration Deadline: June 11 League Play: June 19 - August 31 Time: varies Ages: Grades 6, 7, & 8 Cost: $250/team $25/person Open to boys and girls. Ten players per team every player will play one quarter of basketball. Two coaches and two volunteers will be on hand.

Awards Banquet Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: May 11 Time: 6 - 8 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Registration Deadline: May 4 The Annual Awards Banquet honor volunteers, youth and others who have made outstanding contributions to Carver Park and Recreation Center during the year.

Thomas S. Wade Veterans Program Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 434-8830 Date: May 22 Time: 6-7 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free The ceremony, in honor of former Carver Community Veteran and POW Thomas S. Wade will honor veterans who have served our country. Refreshments will be served.

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Mother’s Day Tea

End of School Block Party

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423( 434-5749 Date: May 6 Time: 10 - 11 am Registration Deadline: May 4 Ages: Girls 3-12 accompanied by mothers and grandmothers Cost: $5/person Join us for light refreshments and a special craft in honor of Mother’s Day. Bring your camera.

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: May 25 Time: 3-5 pm Ages: Grades K-12 Cost: Free Celebrate your accomplishments with a little outdoor fun, food, music, and games. Hot Dog, Hamburgers, and plenty of FUN is in store.

Candyland Carnival Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: May 9 Time: 4-7 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Bring the whole family for outdoor games, music, face painting, and more! Free hot dog to the first 200.

Olympic Day/Run, Jump, Throw Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: June 10 Time: 10 am - Noon Ages: 6-13 Cost: Free Run, Jump, Throw events are on tap for Olympic Day as well as, BINGO with prizes and great food!

Dive Ride Stride

Location: Legion Street Pool/MPCC Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: August 19 Teenage Manhunt Time: Check-in 8 am Race start 9 am Location: Memorial Park Community Ages: 6-12 Center Cost: Call: (423) 434-5749 Early Registration Jun. 5-Aug. 11—$30 Date: May 18 Late Registration Aug. 12-18—$40 Time: 8-9 pm To Register: www.myjcparks.org (Jun. 5 Ages: 13-17 Aug. 11) Early registrants guaranteed Cost: Free Rules are simple it is basic hide and seek t-shirt and medal. NO DAY OF in reverse, a single person or small group registration. hides while everyone else seeks. Game will end when all hiders have been found Flash Sale: One day only or 15-minutes has expired. Date: June 2 Time: 8-9 am Cost: $20 36


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Tweetsie to Jacob’s Nature Park Location: Tweetsie Trailhead Call: 423) 283-5821 Date: May 27 Time: 9 - 10:45 am Ages: Families Fee: $1/person Discover how easy it is to get from the Tweetsie Trail to Jacob’s Nature at Sinking Creek. Stops and discussions along the way will give you nature tidbits along the Tweetsie trail and wetlands and hardwood forest trails at Jacob’s during this easy mile and a half loop. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Wildlife Detectives Location: Buffalo Mountain Park Call: 423) 283-5821 Date: August 19 Time: 10 - 11:30 am Ages: Families Fee: $1/person What are the signs that animals have been around? There are many! Let’s put our heads together and come up with a list. Then, we’ll take a walk as Wildlife Detectives and see what signs we can find on our way to Catbird Creek. Use what you learn to search out and catch some stream critters. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

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Baton Twirling Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Thursdays (May 25-July 27) Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Beginners 6:30 - 7:30 pm Advanced Ages: Beginners 4-16 Advanced 7-16 Cost: $8/class Girls will learn more than just how to twirl a baton. The class will teach teamwork, cooperation, discipline, respect, and leadership. Students will also learn balance, coordination, and rhythm.

Home School P.E. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday Begins August 29 Time: 1-2 pm Ages: 6+ years Cost: $3 per class Together we will learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Golf, recreational sports, and playground games.

Pre-K PE Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday & Thursday Begins August 29 Time: 1-1:45 Ages: 3-5 years 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 will encourage team building, sportsmanship, and fair play.

Wiggles and Giggles Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays (begins August 29) Time: 11 - 11:45 am Ages: 2-3 Cost: $2 per class Preschoolers will wiggle and giggle their way through this fun-filled class while stretching their muscles and dancing to music. Shake out some energy while learning about rhythm, movement, and simple exercises

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Health Coaching

Weight Room

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!

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 $5/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 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.

POUND Class Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class Channel your inner rock star with this full boy cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. Instructor: Jessica Bullock

Line Dance with T.J. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Saturday Time: 10:30 am - Noon 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!

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R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet)

Just for Me Fitness Total Body

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Tuesday and Thursday Location: Memorial Park Community Time: 5:30-6:30 pm Center Ages: 16 and older Call: 423) 434-5749 Cost: $3/class Date: Monday and Saturday Time: Monday 6-7 pm, Saturday 9 -10 am Each 60 minute total body dance fitness class adapts music from all genres to Ages: 18+ carefully choreographed routines that work Cost: $5/class It’s the hottest and most efficient total body specific areas of the body, from heart workout period. R.I.P.P.E.D The One Stop pumping cardiovascular to muscle Body Shock masterfully combines the best strengthening and toning, and stretching. Participants are asked to bring handheld elements of fitness in a 55-minute time weights and a mat. frame that is guaranteed to deliver incredible results. Instructor: Kristin Harmon

Beginner Hoop Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6249 Date: Fridays (begins April 7) Time: 6-7 pm Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class This class is a combination of an aerobic workout with various dance techniques and teaches the beginning fundamentals of hoop dance. Hoops are provided. Drop-ins welcome! Instructor: Mary Beth Parker

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Youth Soccer Location: Civitan and Winged Deer Park Call: (423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: July 23 Date: Practices begin week of July 31 and games will begin August 26. Time: TBD Ages: 3-4-5(coed), 6-7 and 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 boys and girls. Cost: $25 for City residents, $30 for nonCity residents. $20 late registration fee beginning July 23. Youth soccer for boys and girls, ages 3-15. Age cutoff date is August 15, 2017. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration begins May 15 until July 23. You may register in person at Winged Deer Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Adult Tennis Lessons Location: Liberty Bell Tennis Center Call: (423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: June 24 Date: Lessons begin June 5 Time: 8-9:15 am or 9:30-10:45 am Ages: Adults Cost: $50 for city residents, $55 for non-city residents. You may register at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Adult Softball

Location: Winged Deer Park Call: 423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: August 4 Date: Games will begin August 14 Time: TBD Ages: Adults (ages 16, 17, 18 may play with parent’s permission) Youth Tennis Lessons Registration Begins: June 26 Location: Liberty Bell Tennis Center Cost: $300/team plus $5 for each nonCall: (423) 283-5822 resident on the team. Registration Deadline: June 24 Leagues offered: Men’s Open-Church and Date: Lessons begin June 5 Coed Open-Church. Teams will play a Time: 8-9:15 am or 9:30-10:45 am 10-game schedule plus single elimination Ages: 5-17 Cost: $50 for city residents, $55 for non-city tournament. Registration fees, rosters, and photo ID’s are due at registration. residents, $20 Online registration available at: www.myjcparks.com. You may also register in person at the Winged Deer Park Athletic Office.

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SilverSneakers® Classic

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Monday and Wednesday Tuesday and Thursday Monday and Wednesday

10 am

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

11:15 am - Noon

50+

$3/class Free for SilverSneakers

11:45 am 112:45pm 8:30 - 9:30 am 10-11 am

50+

$2/session Free for SilverSneakers

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

11:45 am

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

SilerSneakers® Yoga

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

SilverSneakers® Splash

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays Tuesdays, Thursdays

5:30-6:30 pm

Fit & Toned

Love Handles

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

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday Time: 9:30 - 10 am Ages: 50+ Cost: Free A thirty-minute class with focus on core muscle training.

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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday Time: 11 am - Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: $72 (18 session series) (50% Discount for Silver Sneakers® eligible participant) Must pay for the series by April 5. Late fee ($5) applies after April 5. Concerned about falling? This series is an excellent program to help prevent falls. Low impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. Easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention, stretching, body alignment, and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and mind with this series.

Qigong Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday (April 3 May 24) Time: Noon - 1 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: $72 18-session series (50% Discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay fee for the series by April 5. Late fee of $5 per class after April 5. “Q” means energy and “Gong” means work. Qigong is a system of ancient Chinese self-healing exercises that combine proper body alignment and slow, controlled movement that is coordinated with breath

and mental focus. This class is a moving meditation class including gentle movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body. Class also includes warm ups, stretching, breath work, and learning one of the most popular Qigong forms for health and relaxation.; It benefits all chronic conditions and you will leave feeling energized and relaxed.

Keep It Moving Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: By Appointment Time: Vary Ages: 18+ Cost: $5 per session, 6 sessions for $25 or 12 sessions for $48 A supervised exercise for individuals who have finished Cardiac Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy or been told by your physician that you need to exercise but don’t know how. This program serves as the next step in your progression in establishing a safe, independent exercise program. A referral is required by your medical professional. Keep It Moving is an ideal program for the individual who is facing total joint replacement both before surgery and after finishing post-surgical physical therapy. Please contact Deb Fogle at 434-6231 for more information.

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

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

Line Dance with Martha Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays Time: 3:30 pm Ages: 50+ Cost: $6/week, SilverSneakersÂŽ 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!

Advanced Line Dancers (Dandy Line Dancers) Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Monday Time: 6 pm Ages: 40+ Cost: Free This class is for advanced line dancers. This group practices and performs at the center and in the community.

Ballroom Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays 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. 46


Challenge Square Dance

Advanced Square Dance

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: 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.

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Scrabble Group Hand and Foot 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!

Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club 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!

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

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.

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!

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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!

Mahjong 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.

Hiking 101 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Dates: May 23 - Lakeside Trail Bays Mtn. Park June 27 - Lower Higgins Creek Falls July 11 - Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek August 22 - Lakeside Trail Steele Creek Times: vary Ages: 50+ Cost: Free

Walkers and Talkers Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Gathering Room Call: (423) 434-6237 Dates: May 2 - Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek June 6 - Sycamore Shoals State Park July 25 - History of ETSU - van August 1 - Downtown Jonesborough and History Museum Times: vary Ages: 50+ Cost: Free

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Hip Hikers Location: Memorial Park Community Center - Call: (423) 434-6237 Time: Leaves MPCC at 7:30 am. - Car Pooling Unless Otherwise Stated

German Conversation 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 Book club ‌ books provided! Casual monthly discussion of each book.

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. Join us and check it out! 50


Conversational Spanish

The Film Club

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

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Third Tuesday of each month Time: 1 pm Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at ETSU, where he teaches courses in film/video production and broadcast as he leads a monthly club that views, thinks critically, and discusses a different film each month. So if you’re a film buff or interested in learning more about film join us!

Amateur Photographers Club 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 Call: (423) 434-6237 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 club is for you.

Open Computer Lab Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays and Tuesdays Time: 10 - 11:30 am Ages: 18+ Cost: Free

Writer’s Circle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month Time: 10 am - Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free For 20 years, there has been a creative writing group at the Senior Center with poets, novelist, short story writers, memoirists, and journalists. Join us and add your voice to continue this tradition. Inspire, and be inspired! Join this group and share your ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group. 51


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Let’s Play Mountain Dulcimer 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.

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 poplular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith and accompanied on the piano by Barbara Knisley. The group is open to anyone who is look for low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (May and July) Time: 1:30 - 3 pm Ages: Adult Cost: Free This half-hour session is for those who are wanting to tune their skills and get together with other people who want to play a tune or two. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This is a volunteer group who may play out in the community.

Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (May and July) Time: 1 - 1:30 pm Ages: Adults Cost: $15/4 –lessons Learn to play the old time Mountain Dulcimer. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This 30-minute session is for those who are interested in learning, have questions about the Dulcimer or are very rusty in their playing technique. Instructor: Willis Jones

Musical Voices Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423) 434-6237 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. 53


Needle and Fiber Arts Adult Coloring Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays Time: 1 – 2:30 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 Call: 423) 434-6237 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.

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 Registration Deadline: Monday before each class Cost: $10 Join Art Holsclaw to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters.

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Doubles Table Tennis

Billiards Location: Memorial Park Community Center 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 to use without charge.

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.

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

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

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

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

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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 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 71


Wheelchairs as well as the visually and hearingimpaired . In addition to the treehouse-style component, the playground features “Zero-G” swings, impression swings, and a merry-go-round with a center section that allows a non-walking user to enjoy the ride. The 1,000square foot splash pad includes many water features and will operate on the same schedule as the pools (Memorial Day through Labor Day). 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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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! 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.

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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Fun guide may jun july aug 2017  

Fun opportunities for the whole family!

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