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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


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

Enjoy taking photos? Share your photos of family and friends enjoying our parks, events and facilities. We’d love to see you enjoying all the amenities we have to offer, and we’d love to feature some of your photos in our newsletter, website, Facebook page and in this program guide. Email them to us at: makwdpark@johnsoncitytn.org or share them with us using the hashtag: Rotary Park’s Splash Pad a wet and wonderful way to spend the summer with parks and recreation. City Commission

Park Advisory Board

City Staff

Mayor David Tomita

Chair Jonathan Kinnick

City Manager M. Denis Peterson

Vice Mayor Jenny Brock

Vice Chair Ross Duncan

Assistant City Manager Charles Stahl

Commissioner Ralph Van Brocklin

John Dixon

Assistant City Manager Robert Wilson

Commissioner Todd Fowler

Andy Dotterweich

Parks Director James Ellis

Commissioner Joe Wise

Mark Durkee

Assistant Director Jim Hughes

Carrie Fleenor Larry Glaspie Charlie Stahl Grant Summers Marc Upton 2


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

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Administration 4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5815 Athletics 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5822 Carver Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Ave. Johnson City Phone: 423-461-8830 Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Rd., Johnson City Phone: 423-461-4872 Legion Street Pool 111 Legion St., Johnson City Phone: 423-461-4856 Golf Course Pine Oaks 1709 Buffalo Rd., Johnson City Phone: 423-434-6250

423-283-5815

Memorial Park Community Center, Senior Services & Pool 510 Bert St., Johnson City Phone: 423-434-5749 (Recreation Services) Phone: 423-434-6237 (Senior Services) Phone: 423-434-5759 (Pools) Nature 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City Phone: 423-283-5821

jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org

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


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

BY THE NUMBERS ...

24 parks in the park system 1,150 acres of park land 4 recreation facilities 1 multi-generational community center 23 lighted tennis courts 1 dog park 6 swimming pools 17 play structures 4 indoor basketball courts 1 boardwalk 1 lakefront area 2 boat ramps 1 18-hole disc golf course 2 amphitheaters 6 sand volleyball courts 30 picnic shelters 19.75 miles of hiking/walking trails 1 football stadium 1 baseball stadium 1 skateboard park 1 historic cabin 1 tree arboretum 5 multi-use athletic fields 10 youth baseball fields 764 youth basketball 252 adult basketball 12 soccer fields 10 softball fields 1,059 recreation soccer players 81 summer tennis 1 18-hole golf courses 33,458 rounds of golf played 64 youth kickball 30,196 volunteer hours 2 foundations (1 park and 1 senior services) 92,174 participated in senior programs 350 employees (69 full-time, 31 part-time, and 250+ seasonal) 162,535 participants in recreation programs If you have volunteered in the past or are looking for a chance to give back to the community participating in a worthwhile project, we have just the opportunity! Much of what we do at Johnson City Parks and Recreation is made possible through the hard work of our dedicated family of volunteers. Not only do our volunteers save the city financial resources each year, they also allow us to do a number of things we simply could not afford to do otherwise. In the process, our volunteers help strengthen our community and solidify that Johnson City is a great place to live work, and PLAY. 4


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

Address

Hours Monday - Friday

Phone

Administration Office (Pavilions)

4137 Bristol Hwy.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

423-283-5815

Athletic Office

4137 Bristol Hwy.

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

423-283-5822

Carver Recreation Center Saturday Sunday

322 W. Watauga Ave.

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

423-461-8830

Freedom Hall Pool Legion Street Pool

1320 Pactolas Rd. 111 Legion St.

3 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10 a.m - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri Sat. 1 - 6 p.m.

423-461-4872 423-461-4856

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

423-434-5749

Memorial Park Community Center & 510 Bert St. Pool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Administration Main Number (423) 283-5815

Park Services Vacant, Park Services Manager (423) 975-2670

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

James Ellis, Parks Director (423) 283-5815

Roger Cox, Assistant Manager (423) 975-2670

Recreation Services Desk (423) 434-5749

Jim Hughes Assistant Director (423) 434-5771

Cindy Bogart, Administrative Coordinator (423) 975-2670

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

Missy Hollifield, Office Manager (423) 283-5870

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

Amanda Hollifield, Operations Manager (423) 434-5753

Linda Guess, Clerical Specialist (423) 283-5815

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

Kelly Finney, Center Supervisor (423) 434-5758

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

Rachel Evans, Aquatics Supervisor (423) 434-5754

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

Michele Smith, Accounts Clerk (423) 283-5828

Freedom Hall Pool (423) 461-4872

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

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

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

Senior Services Desk (423) 434-6237

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

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

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

Golf Mike Jennings, Golf Pro Pine Oaks Golf Course (423) 434-6250

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

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

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Dates: Registration April-May. Class dates: May 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 Friday (first week only) - 6 - 10 p.m. Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ages:15+ Cost: $200/person Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a lifeguard, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Dates: Class is held the second weekend of the full lifeguard class. This course is for those who need their American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification updated. If you have not taken the American Red Cross Lifeguard course before, you will need to enroll for the full program. This class is run in one weekend. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be certified as lifeguards, in first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials for the next two years. Cost: $100

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

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

Arthritis Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Therapy pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday, Thursday Time: 11–11:40 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $3/class or $25/month This is an activity that can help manage arthritis and get you moving with lowimpact exercise.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 9-10 a.m. Date: Saturday Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $3/class or $25/month 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 the day. Enjoy utilizing buoyancy (floatation) belts and resistance equipment to experience a NO-IMPACT workout sparing your joints without compromising your desire for a total body fitness routine. Ability to swim is not required. Instructor: Kim McLeod

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

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

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

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

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

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Lap Swim Mommy and Me Swim Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date: Monday through Friday Time: Noon - 1 p.m. (May - Aug.) 1-2 p.m. (June - July) Ages: 4 and under Cost: $1/per visit Looking for a time when the pool is less crowded to bring your little ones to swim? The shallow end of the pool has been set aside for you and your little one to enjoy the water. Swim diapers are required for children non-potty trained.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:35-8:45 p.m. Cost: $2/person $30/month

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

Open Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: 423-434-5755 Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 4-5:45 p.m. Friday, 7-8:45 p.m. Saturday, 1-4:45 p.m. 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/Time: May 28 - August 3 August 3 - September 3 (weekends only) Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m. Cost: $3 (ages 13 and up) $2 (ages 4-12) Free (ages 3 and under)

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

Kayak Roll Class Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: 423-461-4872 Date: Tuesday Time: 7:35 - 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.

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

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

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

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Pool Parties

Rock, Row & Run

Location: Legion Street Pool Call: 423-461-4856 For Booking: Book parties in person at Legion Street Pool Cost: $90 / 2 hours (2 hours minimum includes 3 lifeguards)

Location: Legion Street Pool Call: 423-434-5749 Date: August 18 Time: 9 a.m. (check-in 8:30 a.m.) Ages: 6-12 Cost: $25 early registration (June 4-Aug. 10) late registration $35 (Aug. 11-17) There will be NO race day registration. Registration: Online at myjcparks.org or in person at Memorial Park Community Center Packet Pick Up: August 17, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at MPCC. There will be NO packet pick up on race day. Rock to the music, row the distance and join the party after the race to celebrate your success. Program Partner: Mahoney’s Outfitters

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51-100 swimmers, add 1 guard $35 / 2 hours 101150 swimmers, add 2 guards $65 / 2 hours 151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $95 / 2 hours

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

July 4th Pool Party Location: Legion Street Pool Call: 423-461-4856 Date: July 4 Time: 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Cost: $3 13 and older $2 12 and under Enjoy a day filled with fun and water games.

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Arts & Crafts Time Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Monday - Friday Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Ages: 6+ Cost: Free Youth will participate in painting, coloring, slime making and making art projects for special occasions.

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

Next Step Photography Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Third Tuesday of each month Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m. 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.

The Film Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Third Thursday of each month Time: 1-4 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, ETSU Media and Communication Department professor, 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.

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Location: Carver Recreation Center 423-461-8830. The after-school program follows the school year for grades K –12. Space is limited. Cost for the school year is $50 per person, which includes Kids Café, tutoring, exercise, and nutrition counseling, transportation from select schools and field trips. A transportation form and application must be completed prior to enrollment. Forms are available at Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave. Schedule runs January through May 19. The program is designed to help youth in all school subject areas. Program

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Homework Help

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Computer Lab

Mondays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Thursdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Monday through Friday

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

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Free Fridays

Fridays (Includes, arts, crafts, field trips,

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

Teen Game Night Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 2, 16, Aug 7, 21 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ages: 13-18 Cost: Free Snacks and beverages are served. Surprises of ice cream and pizza will be added periodically. Bring your friends and socialize with the gang at MPCC while playing Xbox, tWall or EyePlay.

Ten players per team. Every player will play one quarter. Provides exercise and builds skills. Two officials and two volunteer coaches will be on hand.

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 1-31, Monday-Friday 3-5 p.m. (closed 1st & 3rd Fri.) June 4-July 27: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Ages: All ages (12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.) Cost: Free Court one is open for shoot around basketball and court two will be available for open run. Times are subject to change due to programs and events.

Open Game Night Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Jun 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10,17, 24 & 31 Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Check out the game room with high-tech gaming system, EyePlay, Xbox and t-Wall.

Youth Summer League Basketball Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 League starts: May 7 Registration deadline: April 20 Grades: 5, 6, 7 and 8. Boys and girls Cost: $250 per team; $25 per person

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Tennis / Pickleball Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Spring and summer Time: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages (12 and under must be accompanied by adult) Cost: Free Outdoor courts are open on a first come first serve. Courts are also available for rent.

Adaptive Recreation Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays through May. Class will resume August 8. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Class is filled with recreation, games and activities to allow individuals to participate in sports recreation. This is a beginner class that teaches the basic rules of each game.

golf while working one-on-one and spending quality time with their parents.

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

Jr. Gs Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 8 Time: 4-5 p.m. Ages: 6-14 Cost: Free Year-round programming in which young people learn about gardening, composting, worm farming, greenhouse uses, herbs and food preservation. Instructors: Carver staff

Start Smart Golf Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Wednesdays beginning April 25 through May 30 Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $25 city resident $30 non-city Registration: April 5-17 Registration online: myjcparks.org The National Alliance for Youth Sports 32


Smash Book Camp

Location: Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave. 423-434-5725 (prior to camp) 423-283-5800 (during camp) Date: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $50 No. participants: 20 Create your summer smash book by using designer paper, fashionable cutouts, recycled material, stickers, drawing/writing and a mixture of embellishments. Tell your story through paper crafting by smashing and scrapping.

Adventure in Drawing

Location: Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave. 423-434-5725 (prior to camp) 423-283-5800 (during camp) Date: July 9-13 Time; 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $60 No. participants: 20 Travel, discover, adventure, play and sketch! Observe the world of drawing in park, fort, in urban areas and a dinosaur zoo. Campers will use various drawing tools to improve techniques and the way they see the world. We will walk and draw throughout the day and talk about the areas we explore. Campers need good shoes, hats, water bottles, umbrellas backpacks or bags and sunscreen. Bug spray is optional.

Storytelling Camp Location: Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave. 423-434-5725 (prior to camp) 423-283-5800 (during camp) Date: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 7-13 Cost: $95 No. participants: 20 Experience the magic of storytelling through games and activities. Campers will enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor activities in a safe place where they will craft and share stories. Activities will include heart opening yoga, interactive and individual games, where we will explore the storytelling landscape and strengthen your child’s communication skills. Join Charis Carter, a graduate of ETSU’s Storytelling Program, as she guides your child through the wonderful world of story. Painting on the Brain Location: Princeton Arts Center, 2516 E. Oakland Ave. 423-434-5725 (prior to camp) 423-283-5800 (during camp) Date: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (7:30 a.m. early drops/5:15 late pickup cost $20) Ages: 6-12 Cost: $75 No. participants: 20 Pull out the pics from the files of your imagination and dreams. We will get messy with paint while you explore the world of colors. We will talk about techniques and methods that will help improve your paintings. Students will work with paint, pencils, oil pastels, water color and much more.

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some sleuthing in Honeycomb Creek at the Laurels on Thursday.

Habitat Detectives Location: Robert Young Cabin, Winged Deer Park 423-283-5821 Date: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 7-12 Cost: $80 Campers will discover the adaptations of any animals that are found during our travels that allow them to find food and not become food--the food web in action. Campers will study skulls and fossils of native species. Learn to identify animals from the signs they leave behind. As the week continues, we will be promoting the ‘Leave No Trace’ principles. Campers will enjoy swimming at Legion Street Pool on Tuesday and visit Buffalo Mountain Park on Thursday to cool off in Catbird Creek and do some critter collecting.

Scales and Tails Location: Robert Young Cabin, Winged Deer Park 423-283-5821 Date: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 7-12 Cost: $80 From snakes to turtles and perhaps a lizard; along with some amphibians, we hope to find some of the coolest critters on the planet, as well as meet some resident animals. Campers will also learn a bit about our native fish. We’ll each tie a fly and have a chance at fly casting. We will head to Legion Street Pool on Tuesday and Erwin National Fish Hatchery and Rock Creek Cement Pond on Thursday.

Rock On Geology

Location: Robert Young Cabin, Winged Deer Park 423-283-5821 Date: June 25-29 Wilderness Survival Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Robert Young Cabin, Winged Ages: 7-12 Deer Park 423-283-5821 Cost: $80 plus an additional minor fee to Date: June 11-15 visit Appalachian Caverns. As far as we are Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. concerned, rocks rock! We will learn why Ages: 7-12 rocks and minerals are uniquely important Cost: $80 parts of our everyday lives, past and Attitude is everything when it comes to present. Our local geographic area will be survival. Campers will learn skills such as discussed with staff and guest speakers as fire starting techniques, camouflage, shelter we’ll learn about sinkholes, karst, gems, rock types, ground water flow and some building, consideration of safe food and cave critters. Campers will spend time at water preparation, reading a map and Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek and more. As we hike, we will study interesting Legion Street Pool on Tuesday and tour the plants and animals that we find on the trails Appalachian Caverns on Thursday. as they relate to survival. We’ll dip into Legion Street Pool on Tuesday and do 34


Pollination Nation Location: Robert Young Cabin, Winged Deer Park 423-283-5821 Date: July 9-13 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 7-12 Cost: $80 Our future flies on the wings and marches forward on the legs of pollinators! With many guest speakers, enjoy learning about our wide variety of pollinators, including honey bees and beetles, butterflies and moths, and birds and bats. They are a very important part of the food web. Campers will also discover other native plants and animals as we explore. A trip to visit an excellent pollinator habitat at Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek and Legion Street Pool on Tuesday with a dip in Rock Creek on Thursday.

Science, Technology, Art and Recreation (STAR Camp)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. 423-434-5749 Date: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40 No. participants: 30 The STAR Camp consists of one day of science (geology/astronomy), one day of exposure to new technology (word, power point, excel and the new EyePlay system, one day of arts and crafts and two days of recreation. The structured recreation is a day of fun and games and swimming at Legion Street Pool.

Nature Photography Camp

Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek, Winged Deer Park and Memorial Park Community Center. 423-434-5749. Date: July 9-13 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40 No. participants 15 Photograph nature in action, including animals, insects, flowers and anything else that catches your eye. Show your family your best work at the end of the week in a slideshow. Bring your own digital camera.

Teen Adventure Quest

Location: Robert Young Cabin, Winged Deer Park 423-283-5821 Date: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages: 13-17 Cost: $70 For an unforgettable experience, a real accomplishment, and something to be proud of for the rest of the year: join us as we learn about drones, execute a get down and dirty team work cave tour, hike, swim and end the week with an incredible river rafting trip on the Nolichucky River! This is a very action-packed week that will allow you to test your limits and get a better understanding of our Tennessee nature. Additional minor usage fees will apply. Campers will have a field trip each day and two meals are supplied.

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Mix it up Sports Camp

Basketball Camp Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. 423-434-5757 Date: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40 Maximum number of campers: 30 Think you’ve got game? Show off your skills and learn the fundamentals of the game. We will work on passing, dribbling, shooting and some challenging games.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. 423-434-5757 Date: July 2,3,5,6 (Camp will not meet on July 4) Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: $30 Maximum number of campers: 30 Join us for a short week of flag football, kickball, table tennis, pickleball and swimming. Participants will learn and play these fun games. Each day, campers will get to play two different sports. At the end of the week, we will all go swimming at Legion Street Pool.

Soccer Camp Location: Civitan Park, 1000 N. Broadway 423-434-5757 Date: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40 Maximum number of campers: 30 Be ready to show and improve your skills at this camp which will help you with the basic fundamentals. Work on agility, footwork, passing, kicking and scoring.

Golf Camp Location: Pine Oaks Golf Course, 1709 Buffalo Rd. 423-434-5757 Date: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40 Maximum number of campers: 30 Show us your best swing and let us help you with the steps to success. Campers will learn the basics of golf. 36


Amphibians with Attitude

Very Basic Tree ID

Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek Call: 423-283-5821 Date: May 12 Time: 10-11:15 a.m. Ages: Families Cost: $2 Join us at Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek as we learn about the critters that cavort, call and carry on in this wetlands habitat. After a brief discussion and a close up look at some of these animals, we’ll try our own luck at the vernal pools and trailside in the park. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program coordinator

Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek Call: 423-283-5821 Date: August 18 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Ages: Families Cost: $2 Join us on a mile-long hike as we identify some of the many tree species in this diverse park. We won’t just identify; we’ll learn interesting facts about each tree to make remembering easier. There will be some uphill as we navigate up the ridge. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program coordinator

Awesome Snake Encounters on the Trails Location: Mahoney’s Outfitters Call: 423-283-5821 Date: May 17 Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Ages: Families Cost: Free There are 23 different species of snakes in NE Tennessee and it’s time to learn a bit about them and what to do if you encounter one on the trail. Find out how to tell the difference between a venomous and non-venomous species from 50 feet! Join us for an easy Q and A around the camp fire and have a s’more. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program coordinator

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

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

Zumba Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $5/class We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Instructor: Ashley Whitson, licensed Zumba instructor 38


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

Hoop Dance Class Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Saturdays (ongoing) Time: 2-3 p.m. Ages: 12+ Cost: $5/class $15/month Enjoy the art of hoop dancing - it’s a workout! All levels welcome. Hoops are provided. Instructor: Mary Beth Parker

Aikido Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: 13+ Cost: Free The class introduces and furthers your Aikido training in a safe environment for those interested in the physical and philosophical aspects of Aikido in conflict resolution. Learn techniques involving empty hand, wooden sword (boken) and short staff (jo). Weapons help to understand movement and spacing (ma ai). The ability to get up off the floor unassisted and be respectful of the teachers and other in class are the only requirements. Please wear long sleeves and pants to class.

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

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Mother’s Day Craft

Candyland Carnival

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: May 4 Time: 4-5 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: Free Youth will paint a special flower pot and make a card for mom.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 17 Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Family friendly event featuring outdoor games, music, face painting, magicians, inflatables and a candy station. Concessions will also be available for sale.

Mother’s Day Brunch Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: May 5 Preregistration required: April 9 - May 3 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: Girls 6+ (must be accompanied by mother or grandmother) Cost: $7/person A fun twist on painting is in store! Create an artist lead canvas surprise for mom or grandmother. Please bring a brunch item to share with the group. Some snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring along your camera for those photo opportunities.

Family Fun Day Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: May 10 Time: 4:30-6 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Youth games and activities plus BINGO with prizes are in store for the evening.

Carver Awards Banquet Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: May 17 RSVP date: May 8-14 Time: 6-8 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Join the staff at Carver who will honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the center.

End of School Block Party Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: May 22 Time: 4-6 p.m. Grades: K-12 Let’s celebrate the end of school with music, food, fun and games.

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Time: 6-9 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Community block party featuring local Christian artist concert, food, fun, inflatables and door prizes.

Thomas Wade Veterans Program Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: May 25 Time: Ribbon cutting: 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6-7 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Honoring those who have served.

Music Art Camp Location: Memorial Park Community Center Senior Services Call: 423-434-6237 Date: May 31 Registration deadline: May 29 Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ages: 3rd graders - senior adults Cost: Free Includes lunch and group activities. Classes offered (select 2)  Basic musical note reading  Basic stringed instrument skills  How to move to music  How to play hand chimes  Basic note on the keyboard  Fundamental music art skills

Instructors: Cherry Smith and the Johnson City Senior Chorale

Tot Triathlon Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-5749 Date: June 9 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 3-6

Cost: $10 May 1-June 2; $15 June 3-8 Register: online at myjcparks.org Preschoolers will begin by running the bases at TVA Credit Union Ballpark (Cardinal Park), jump on their bicycles (with training wheels), tricycle or Big Wheels and ride a designated distance, then finish at a watery but safe finish line. Please bring helmets, swimsuits, towels and bikes. Snacks will be provided.

Olympic Day / Run, Jump, Throw Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: 423-461-8830 Date: June 14 Time: 10 a.m. - noon Ages: 6-12 Cost: Free Fun competition with prizes awarded.

Carver’s Back to School Cookout Location: Legion Street Pool Call: 423-461-8830 Time: 4-6 p.m. Ages: open to all ages Cost: $1 to swim free for non-swimmers Food and school supplies distributed.

Rock, Row & Run Location: Legion Street Pool Call: 423-434-5749 Date: August 18 Time: 9 a.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $25 June 4-Aug. 10 $35 Aug. 11-17 Register: Online at myjcparks.org or in person at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Rock to music, row your kayak across Legion Street Pool, run the distance and join the party after the race to celebrate your success. Kayaks furnished. Program partner: Mahoney’s Outfitters 41


Girl’s T-Ball, Machine Pitch & Fast Pitch Softball Youth Soccer Location: Civitan and Winged Deer Parks Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration begins: July 9 - Aug. 12 Registration Deadline: Aug. 12 ($20 late fee applies on Aug. 13) Date: Practices begin Aug. 20 and games will begin Sept. 10 Time: TBD Ages: 3-5 coed, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 boys and girls Age cut off date: Aug.15, 2018 Cost: $25 for city residents, $30 for non-city residents. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. You may register in person at the Winged Deer athletic office or online at www.myjcparks.org.

Location: Carnegie Park Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration begins: July 23 Registration deadline: Aug. 19 Date: Games begin Sept. 10 Time: TBD Ages: T-ball 4-6 Machine Pitch 7-8 Fast Pitch 9-10 Age cut off date: Aug. 15, 2018 Cost: $25 city resident $30 non-city (a $20 late fee will apply beginning Aug. 20). Teams will play a 10-game schedule. Teams are formed by Johnson City school districts. Age cut off is Aug. 15, 2018. Register online at myjcparks.org or in person at the Winged Deer Park athletic office.

Youth Tennis Lessons Location: Liberty Bell Tennis Center Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration begins: May 1 Registration deadline: June 3 Date: Lessons begin June 4 Time: 8 –9:15 a.m. or 9:30-10:45 a.m. Ages: 5-17 Cost: $50 city residents, $55 non-city residents. Register in person at the Winged Deer Park athletic office or online at www.myjcparks.org.

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Adult Tennis Lessons Location: Liberty Bell Tennis Center Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration begins: May 1 Registration Deadline: June 3 Date: Lessons begin June 4 Time: 8-9:15 a.m. or 9:30-10:45 a.m. Ages: Adults Cost:: $50 city residents, $55 non-city Register in person at the Winged Deer Park athletic office or online at www.myjcparks.org

Adult Softball Location: Winged Deer Park Call athletic office: 423-283-5822 Registration begins: June 25 Registration deadline: Aug. 3 Date: Games begin Aug. 13 Time: TBD Ages: Adults 16, 17, 18 may play with parent’s permission Cost: $300 plus $5 for each non-city resident for coed and men’s teams. Leagues: Men’s open/church and coed open/church. Teams play a 10-game schedule plus a single elimination tournament. Registration fees, rosters and photo ID’s are due at the time of registration.

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Class

Location

Day

Time

Age

Cost

SilverSneakers® Classic

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Monday and Wednesday

10-11 a.m.

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Monday and Wednesday

11:15 a.m.-noon

50+

$3/class Free for SilverSneakers

SilerSneakers® Yoga

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

Tuesdays

50+

$2/session Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

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

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Splash

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

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

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

Thursdays Fridays Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday

Please see the monthly Senior Lifestyles for additional senior programs. Fit & Toned

FUNdamentals of Yoga

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday (ongoing class) beginning in May Time: 9-10 a.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $2 per session One-hour class which includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesday (ongoing class) Time: 6-7 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $5/class This class is for the beginner to intermediate participant. Learn the most basic Yoga moves with Flow and Hold Yoga moves. 46


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

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

benefits all chronic conditions and you will leave feeling energized and relaxed.

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

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

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Ballroom Dance Practice Line Dance with Martha Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 3:30-5 p.m. 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 (ongoing class) Time: 5:30-7 p.m. 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 (ongoing class) Time: 5:15 –7 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Learn or polish your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, and other dance styles.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays (ongoing class) Time: 1-3:15 p.m. 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.

Challenge Square Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 2-4 p.m. Ages: Geared toward seniors but everyone is welcome Cost: $6 Join Don Williamson for this challenging square dance class.

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

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Hand and Foot Canasta Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays Time: 1–5 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This is a very social group! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play, they can teach you everything!

Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Come join the ladies of the senior center for a fun evening of bridge!

Rummy Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: Noon-4 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free

Scrabble Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Do you enjoy word games? Scrabble is a great brain exercise! The scrabble group is always looking for new faces in their group. All are invited to attend.

Mexican Train Dominoes Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (ongoing class) Time: 12:30–4 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Join this lively group.

Pinochle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (ongoing class) Time: 1-5 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Pinochle is a trick-taking card game for four players played with a special deck. Players score by taking tricks or forming combination of cards into melds. Have fun and meet new friends!

Rook Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays (ongoing class) Time: 1-5 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards. Bring 50


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Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Fridays (ongoing class) Time: 12:30-4 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Everyone is welcome! If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven't tried duplicate bridge, come join the fun...we're a friendly group!

Mahjong Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Fridays (ongoing class) Time: 1-4 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Mahjong is a very old tile game. The game is not only amusing, but it stimulates your mind and thinking processes.

As the Page Turns Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: First Thursday of each month Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Join casual monthly discussions of a book.

German Conversation Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon Ages:18+ Cost: Free Join the group and practice and brush up your German. The group will share personal letters, vocabulary, articles, photos, translations and more.

Beginning Spanish Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 2-2:50 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish? This is your chance! Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo

Conversational Spanish Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 3-4 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo

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

Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month Time: 10 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free For 20 years, this group of creative poets, novelists, short story writers, memoirists and journalists have shared their ideas. Add your voice and continue this tradition. Inspire and be inspired! Discuss your writings with the group.

Next Step Photography Club

Genealogy Club

Amateur Photographers Club

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Third Tuesday of each month Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free Enhanced photography group. If you have camera knowledge and desire to learn, experience more, broaden your knowledge and learn more creative functions, then this club is for you.

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

Video Series Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: First Monday of each month Time: 2-3 p.m. Ages:18+ Cost: Free We will learn about art history, drawing technique, American and European art and great artists and their masterpieces, Bring a notepad or sketchpad.

Writer’s Circle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237

One-On-One Device Help Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: noon-2 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $15/1.5 hours Need assistance with computers, laptops, smart phones, or tablets? Bring your device. Please prepay and register at the Senior Services desk. Instructor: Betty Hall

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One-On-One Device Help Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Tuesdays Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: $15/hour Computer and mobile device assistance. Please bring your device, prepay and register at the Senior Services desk. Instructor: Amara Carberry

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

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

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

Let’s Play Mountain Dulcimer Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: May, June, July (first 4 Tuesdays) Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free This half-hour session is for those who want to tune their skills with others wanting to play a tune or two. Bring an instrument that is ready to play. This is a volunteer group may play at locations within the community.

Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: May, June, July (first 4 Tuesdays) Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Ages: Adults Cost: $15/4 –lessons Learn to play the old-time mountain dulcimer. Bring an instrument 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 53


Senior Chorale Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Thursdays Time: 10 a.m.–noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Join this lively group who loves to sing. No audition required. Group leader: Cherry Smith

Piano Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 8 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Date: Thursdays Time: 8 - 8:45 a.m. Ages: Adults Cost: $15/30 minute lesson Our talented instructor (Wreatha) is a retired professor. Beginners to advanced skill levels welcome.

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

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

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

Senior Basketball Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Mondays (ongoing class) Time: 10 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shooting.

Doubles Table Tennis Acrylics Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Wednesdays Time: 12:30-2;30 p.m. Ages: Adults Cost: $10 Please register each Monday before class. Class is designed for wither beginner or experienced painters. Instructor: Art Holsclaw

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (ongoing class) Time: 9:30 a.m.– noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis.

Pickleball Billiards Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday through Friday Time: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Date: Saturday Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free The billiards room features four tournament size tables on which to practice your skills. Pool sticks available to use without charge.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 8 a.m.–noon Date: Tuesday, Thursday Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and we play doubles.

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Pickleball Location: Keystone Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday - Friday Time: 9 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and we play doubles.

Doubles Table Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: 423-434-6237 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 9:30 a.m. –noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis.

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

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

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

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

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Buffalo Mountain Park 570 High Ridge Rd. Call: 423-283-5815 Buffalo Mountain Park is a 725-acre natural resource area obtained in a land swap with the U. S. Forest Service in 1994. The park is located on the North Slope of Buffalo Mountain and consists of steep topography and densely forested land. The park functions as a nature preserve primarily for hiking, picnicking, and nature programs.

with restrooms, volleyball, playground and a walking trail connecting Lions, Civitan and Rotary Parks.

Carnegie Park 601 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5815 Carnegie Park, formerly Jaycee Park is a 5-acre neighborhood park established in 1945. The park consists of two girl’s lighted softball fields, a restroom shelter, basketball court, and playground.

Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Rd. Call: 423 461-4872 Freedom Hall Pool is an indoor pool adjacent to the Freedom Hall Civic Center operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The facility is equipped with restrooms, showers, and party room.

Cardinal Park (TVA Credit Union Ballpark) 129 Legion St. Call: 423-283-5822 Established in 1950, Cardinal Park is a 5-acre sports field (Howard Johnson Field) primarily used for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Appalachian League farm club, Amenities include a concession area, clubhouse, lighted baseball field, press box and restrooms.

Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek 1220 King Springs Rd. Call: 423-283-5815 The 28-acre city-owned tract of restored wetlands and steep wooded slopes whose development as a city park has been spearheaded by local attorney Bill Francisco, whose 6-year-old son Jacob died in 2004, from a shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria infection.

Carver Park & Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Ave. Call: 423-461-8830 Established in 1958, Carver Park is a 6-acre neighborhood park. Amenities include two basketball courts, fitness trail, multi-use court, two pavilions, playground, and recreation center. A recreation center is equipped with a gymnasium, weight room, library, meeting space, teen room, community room, arts and crafts area, and kitchen. A new recreation facility was dedicated in 2005.

Kermit Tipton Stadium 900 Stadium Dr. Call: 423-283-5822 Kermit Tipton Stadium is Johnson City’s first synthetic turf field football complex. It is home to Science Hill High School football and Johnson City Parks and Recreation programs.

Civitan Park 1000 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5815 Civitan Park was established in 1963 on the site of a former landfill. This 33-acre community park has undergone a total renovation for primary use as a soccer facility in a park setting. The development includes five lighted soccer fields, concession area

Earth Day Park 208 E. Main St. Call: 423-283-5815 Earth Day Park was established in 1991 and is a ¼ acre special use park. The park’s primary function is a pedestrian route between Main Street and the Downtown Square parking lot.

Keystone Park 601 Bert St. Call: 423-283-5815 Equipped with two Little League fields, concession and score tower. wheelchairs as well as the visually and hearing-impaired . 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 1,000-square foot splash pad includes many water features and will operate on the same schedule

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

Metro-Kiwanis Park 817 Guaranda Dr. Call: 423-283-5815 Purchased in 1972, Metro-Kiwanis is a 15-acre community park used primarily for softball league play. Amenities include concession area and restrooms, four picnic shelters, picnic tables, Playground area, two lighted softball fields and five tennis courts. Friendship Gardens located within the park, is a 3-acre special use area whose primary purpose is self-directed activities. The gardens are home for “Junaluska” a 30-foot carving in honor of the American Indians. The sculpture was created in 1986 by sculptor Peter Wolf Toth. Paul Christman Park 1000 N. Boone St. Call: 423-283-5815 Developed in 1983, Paul Christman Park is a ½-acre neighborhood park, which includes a small shelter with picnic table, playground area and a multi-use basketball court. Powell Square Park 201 W. Popular St. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1889, this 1.4 acre neighborhood park is the department’s oldest park. Amenities include multi-use playing field, picnic tables, shelter with restrooms, and playground area. Rotary Park 1001 N. Broadway St. Call: 423-283-5815 The Carnegie Realty Company donated Rotary Park to the city in 1908. The park consists of 10.4 acres and is one of the most popular parks in the city with an annual attendance of over 40,000. The park is open April through October and is primarily used as a picnic facility in a natural setting. Amenities include six covered picnic shelters, restrooms, multi-use picnic tables, multi-use playing field, and All Inclusive Playground and Splash Pad. The new playground and splash pad opened on April 1, 2017. The playground allows full accessibility and is designed for those using assistive devices such as wheelchairs as well as visually and hearing-impaired. as the pools (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Summer hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Winter hours: Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Skate Park 705 Liberty Bell Blvd. Call: 423-283-5815 The concept of developing a public skate park was initiated by residents, both youth and adults with an active interest in the sport in 1998. In 1999 the firm of Purkiss-Rose-rsi was secured to design the park. Spring Street Park 106 Spring St. Call: 423-283-5815 Spring Street Park, located in the central business district, is a ½-acre green space facility surrounded by commercial buildings. The park consists of a brick patio area with benches and landscaping. Veterans Park 1005 Southwest Ave. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1973, Veterans Park is a ¼-acre special use park, which has been incorporated into the new South Side Elementary School campus. The park is equipped with multi-use picnic tables and benches. Willow Springs Park 1201 Huffine Rd. Call: 423-283-5815 Established in 1998, Willow Springs Park encompasses 36 acres in southwest Johnson City between Huffine and Antioch roads. It was named after a dairy that operated near the site around the turn of the century. Architectural designs for shelters and light fixtures are reminiscent of styles prevalent during Johnson City’s earliest days. Our heritage is also the inspiration for the name of the playground: Johnson’s Depot. In the mid-1850’s, Henry Johnson (Johnson’s City first mayor) built a general store and post office. In 1857 when rail service was established to this area, Mr. Johnson built a depot. The growing community was first known as “Johnson’s Tank” and then “Johnson’s Depot” until its incorporation as Johnson City in 1869. Accordingly, the playground design features train and village theme play elements.

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

Johnson City Dog Park @ Willow Springs 1201 Huffine Rd. Contact: Website: www.jcdogpark.org The Willow Springs Dog Park Project is a cooperative effort between the Friends of Johnson City Dog Park Association and the City of Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department. The 1.6 acre site is located within the park boundaries of Willow Springs Park. For information contact the Dog Park Association at www.jcdogpark.org. 72


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

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

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

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Shuttle service available to and from Blue Plum and the Train Show!

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Fun guide may june july aug 2018 final  

This guide is chocked full of loads of summer fun. Visit a park, play on a playground, participate in a program or attend a special event. P...

Fun guide may june july aug 2018 final  

This guide is chocked full of loads of summer fun. Visit a park, play on a playground, participate in a program or attend a special event. P...