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


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

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

Park Advisory Board

City Staff

Mayor David Tomita

Chair Jonathan Kinnick

City Manager M. Denis Peterson

Vice Mayor Jenny Brock

Robert Clemons

Assistant City Manager Charles Stahl

Commissioner Ralph Van Brocklin

Andy Dotterweich

Assistant City Manager Robert Wilson

Commissioner Todd Fowler

Ross Duncan

Parks Director James Ellis

Commissioner Joe Wise

Mark Durkee

Assistant Director Vacant

Carrie Fleenor Larry Glaspie Charlie Stahl Grant Summers Marc Upton 2


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

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

423-283-5815

jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org

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

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


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

BY THE NUMBERS ...

24 parks in the park system 1,150 acres of park land 4 recreation facilities 1 multi-generational community center 23 lighted tennis courts 1 dog park 6 swimming pools 17 play structures 4 indoor basketball courts 1 boardwalk 1 lakefront area 2 boat ramps 1 18-hole disc golf course 2 amphitheaters 6 sand volleyball courts 30 picnic shelters 19.75 miles of hiking/walking trails 1 football stadium 1 baseball stadium 1 skateboard park 1 historic cabin 1 tree arboretum 5 multi-use athletic fields 10 youth baseball fields 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 350 employees (69 full-time, 31 part-time, and 250+ 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 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

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Hours Monday - Friday

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Administration Office (Pavilions)

4137 Bristol Hwy.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

423-283-5815

Athletic Office

4137 Bristol Hwy.

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

423-283-5822

Carver Recreation Center Saturday Sunday

322 W. Watauga Ave.

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

423-461-8830

Freedom Hall Pool Saturday Lap Swim Sunday Pool Parties

1320 Pactolas Rd.

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

Princeton Arts Center

2516 E. Oakland Ave.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

423-283-5815

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

423-434-5749

Memorial Park Community Center & 510 Bert St. Pool

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

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

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

Facebook and Twitter are sources 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 officials, scorekeepers and turf and maintenance staff.

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

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

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

Administration Main Number (423) 283-5815

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

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

James Ellis, Parks Director (423) 283-5815

Roger Cox, Assistant Manager (423) 975-2670

Recreation Services Desk (423) 434-5749

Vacant, Assistant Director (423) 434-5771

Cindy Bogart, Administrative Coordinator (423) 975-2670

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

Missy Hollifield, Office Manager (423) 283-5870

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

Amanda Hollifield, Operations Manager (423) 434-5753

Linda Guess, Clerical Specialist (423) 283-5815

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

Kelly Finney, Center Supervisor (423) 434-5758

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

Rachel Evans, Aquatics Supervisor (423) 434-5754

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

Michele Smith, Accounts Clerk (423) 283-5828

Freedom Hall Pool (423) 461-4872

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

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

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

Senior Services Desk (423) 434-6237

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

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

Golf Jim Hughes, Golf Director (423) 483-5838 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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Swim Lessons Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 for availability Dates: Session 1 - August 21 - September 7 Session 2 - September 18 - October 5 Session 3 - October 10-26 Session 4 - October 31 - November 16 Session 5 - November 28 - December 14 Times: Beginner – Tues., Thurs. and Fri., 5-5:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs. and Fri., 6:45-7:15 p.m. Intermediate - Tues., Thurs. and Fri., 5:35-6:05 p.m. Advanced - Tues., Thurs. and Fri., 6:10-6:40 p.m. Ages: 4-13 Cost: $40 per session per child for Beginner – Advanced (consists of 30 minute sessions) Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Beginner: This level is for beginners who have had little to no experience in the water, outside of the bathtub. Swimmers will work on gaining confidence and competence in the pool environment, including submersion and breath control. To move into the intermediate level, the swimmer should be able to demonstrate going under water for 5 or more seconds, floating on front and back with little to no assistance, kicks on front and back with little to no assistance, doggie paddling with little to no assistance and entering and exiting the water safely. Intermediate: This level will begin training swimmers to complete all skills in the water with no assistance. Swimmers will start developing freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. To move on to the Advanced level, the swimmer must demonstrate floating on front and back and then regaining to their feet, streamline gliding on front and back with leg action, freestyle arm action with support, backstroke arm action with support, rolling to front and back, sculling and water safety knowledge. 21


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

Sliver Sneakers® 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: Sliver Sneakers® members only. Splash is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Instructor: Heidi Perry

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

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

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

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

Power Walking Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 10–10:45 a.m. Cost: $3/class or $20/per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. Instructor: Heidi Perry

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

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

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

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

required for non-potty trained children.

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

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

Lap Swim Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: (423) 461-4872 Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30-8:45 pm Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $2/person $30/month

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

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

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

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Pool Parties Location: Freedom Hall Pool Call: (423) 461-4872 Dates/Times: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., 2:10-3:10 p.m., 3:20-4:20 p.m. (Sat. party room rentals are held during open swim time. The party room can be rented for one-hour so that guests can eat and open their gifts. The cost for the party room is $25). Swimmers and 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)   

Pumpkin Swim Location: Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Call: (423) 434-5755 Date: October 27 Time: 4-5:45 p.m. Cost: $5/person Catch your favorite pumpkin floating in the pool! Once your chosen pumpkin is caught it will be decorated. Pumpkins are limited.

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. 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 two-hour time slot. 26


Dummy Mummies ArtsyMe Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Date: Tuesdays Time: 10-10:30 a.m. Ages: 2-3 Cost: $25/month ArtsyMe classes encourage young children to explore, create, learn and experiment with a wide variety of art resources.

MyArt Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Date: Tuesdays Time: 1:30-2 p.m. Ages: 4-5 Cost: $30/month MyArt preschooler’s will take pride and gain satisfaction by creating fun and outrageous art projects each week.

Cookies and Canvas Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Registration Deadline: September 8 Date: September 13 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 2-4 Cost: $5/person Little artist will decorate cookies with icing and crunchy sprinkles and paint a picture on canvas with acrylic paint.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Registration Deadline: October 23 Date: October 27 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 2-5 Cost: $4/person Make a dummy mummy family with recycled containers and enjoy a yummy mummy snack at the end of class.

Me and Dad Rock Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Registration Deadline: October 26 Date: November 2 and 9 Time: 1-2 p.m. Ages: 2-5 Cost: $10 Are you a stay at home dad? Are you looking for something to do with the kids? Grab a smock and let’s rock with some action painting and tool box print making.

Purple Christmas Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Registration Deadline: December 8 Date: December 13 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: 2-5 Cost: $4/person Painting a purple Christmas! Make a snowman with purple shaving cream, light up a Christmas tree with sparkling glitter 27


and use a hand roller to create a Santa’s beard.

Maybe Sew

Drawing Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Date: Tuesdays Time: 4-5 p.m. 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, build eye-hand coordination and improve drawing skills.

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Registration Deadline: September 1 Date: September 8 and 15 Time: 3:45-5 p.m. Ages: 7-11 Cost: $10 Intro into hand sewing. Work the needle and 3-D Journey thread and gain an understanding on how Location: Carver Recreation Center the techniques secures itself to the fabric. Call: (423) 461-8830 Studio 2516 Registration Deadline: October 6 Location: Memorial Park Community Date: Wednesdays (beginning Oct. 11) Center Time: 4-5 p.m. Call: (423) 434-5725 Ages: 6-11 Date: Tuesdays Cost: $25 Time: 3:30-5 p.m. The 3-week class will allow you to experience different materials to make a Ages: Youth one-of-a-kind 3-D art. Cost:: Free Studio 2516 provides the space, tables and chairs. All you need is your art supplies, art 31 Thrilling Monsters projects and a chance to interact with other Location: Carver Recreation Center artists. Call: (423) 461-8830 Registration Deadline: October 23 Homeschool Art Date: October 27 Location: Carver Recreation Center Time: 4-5 p.m. Call: (423) 461-8830 Ages: 6-11 Date: Thursdays Cost: $4/person Time: 10-11 a.m. Thirty-one knocks at my classroom door, oh Ages: 4-11 what monsters on the floor! Bring your creativity to the creaky floors and design your Cost: $3/class monsters with many more. Join this mixed group of homeschoolers to create individual and group projects using a wide range of materials. 28


The Paper Christmas Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Registration Deadline: December 15 Date: December 20 and 21 Time: 10 a.m.-Noon Ages: 6-11 Cost: $15/person Students will build their own 3-D cardboard holiday house using paper products.

Artist of the Month

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Monthly (call for availability) Time: Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (week days) Ages: 12+ Cost: 10% commission on sales Art On! Location: Memorial Park Community Center Display your artwork with us. Reception dates available. Call: (423) 434-5725 Date: Thursdays (on going) Time: 3:45 - 5 p.m. 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.

Junior Artist of the Month Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5725 Date: Monthly Time: Gallery hours - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.

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Casual Coloring

Life Drawing Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Wednesdays (beginning September 6) Time: 11 a.m.-noon Ages: Adults Cost: $40/person This four-week class will discover the art of drawing the human body. How artist use their vision subjectively and creatively to study the head, hands, feet and full body.

Sketch Out & About Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Wednesdays (beginning Sept. 6) Time: 4:30-6 p.m. Ages: Adults Cost: $40/person The four-week class will explore the world of drawing out in the Johnson City parks. We will be expanding what you see and how you see the world around us in drawing.

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Mondays Time: 10 a.m.-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: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Tuesdays Time: 1-4 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: Free Carver invites you to be part of Open Studio Time. There will be tables, space, chairs and water available all you’ll need are your art supplies, current projects, and free time to spend with other artists.

Fun With Book Making Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Registration Deadline: November 1 Date: Mondays (beginning November 6) Time: 1:30-3 p.m. Ages: Adults Cost: $30/person The four-week class will explore the world of simple book making out of scrapbooking, Midori style and junk journal. 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 Ave. Schedule runs January through May 19. The program is designed to help youth in all school subject areas. Program

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Time

Age

Homework Help

Monday - Thursday

3 - 5:30 p.m.

Computer Lab

Mondays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

6-8

Tuesdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

9-12

Wednesdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Adults

Thursdays

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

13-18

Gym Activities

Monday through Friday

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Grades K–12

Arts & Crafts

Mondays

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Grades K-4

Tuesdays

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Grades 5 and 6

Thursdays

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Grades 7-12

Meet the Doctors

Day to be announced

4 - 5 p.m.

6-16

Character Counts

Mondays

4 - 5 p.m.

6 -8

Tuesdays

4 - 5 p.m.

9-12

Thursdays

4 - 5 p.m.

13 & up

6-18

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Teen Trivia

TEEN Center Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Monday - Friday Time: 5-7 p.m. Ages: Grades 5-12 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.

Color & Coffee Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tues. Sept. 5 - Oct. 10 Time: 10-10:45 a.m. Ages: 13-17 Cost: $2/class Homeschool teens join the club! Enjoy leisure coloring, coffee, music and socializing. You may bring your own coloring pages or use the ones we provide. Guest speakers will join the group on certain days.

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Monday - Friday (closed 1st & 3rd Fri.) Time: 3-5:30 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.

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

Teens Rock Out! Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: First Thursdays beginning Oct. 5 Time: 5-9 p.m. Pre-register: Sept. 27 - Oct. 4 Ages: 13-17 Cost: TBA Teens will have a blast as we pack up and head to different locations around the city once a month. Some examples include movies, bowling and restaurants. Don’t miss all the fun!

Teen Movie Night Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: First & Third Tuesday each Month Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (end time may vary according to movie length.) Ages: 13-17 Cost: Free Snacks and beverages available. Surprises of ice cream and pizza will be added periodically. Join your friends and socialize with the gang at MPCC. 33


Ping Pong 101

Chess Club Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Thursdays Time: 5-6 p.m. Grades: K-12 Cost: Free Exercise your mind! Chess is a two-player board game played on a square board made of 64 small squares, with eight squares on each side. Each player starts with 16 pieces: eight pawns, two knights, two bishops, two rooks, one queen and one king. Join us and learn to play this great game of strategy.

Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date / Time: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. First come first serve basis weather permitting. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: All Cost: Free Memorial Park Community Center has four lighted 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.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tues.-Thurs. (Dec. 5 - Dec. 28) Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/person Learn the rules of the game and the different ways to play. No experience necessary. This sport is part of the Life Long Sports Journey program.

Open Gym Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date/Time: 3-5 p.m. Monday - Friday (closed 1st and 3rd Friday) Saturday 1-5 p.m. Ages: All ages (12 and under must be accompanied by an adult) Cost: Free Enjoy a pick-up game or just come shoot the hoops. Times are subject to change due to programs and events.

Disc Golf Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Tuesdays Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Grades: 5-12 Cost: Free A similar game to traditional golf. Instead of using golf balls and clubs, players throw a disc into a basket. Scorekeeping is the same with the lowest score winning.

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Pickleball 101

Shuffle Board 101

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesday and Thursday (Nov. 2-30) Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/person We’re bringing shuffle board back! Learn the basic fundamentals, set up and rules of the game and enjoy socializing with friends. This sport is part of the Life Long Sports Disc Golf 101 Location: Memorial Park Community Center Journey series. Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesday and Thursday (Oct. 3-31) Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Disc Golf 101 will teach the different types of disc, proper throwing technique, putting, mid -range throws, drivers and distant drivers. Equipment will be available, if you have your own disc please bring them along. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesday and Thursday (Sept. 5-29) Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $20/person Learn the fundamentals of the game. This sport is part of the Life Long Sports Journey series.

Start Smart Basketball Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Thursdays (Oct. 12 - Nov. 16) Registration opens online: September 12 at myjcparks.org Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $25 city resident $30 non-city This is a six week National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) program that focuses on teaching children and their parents basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while working one-on-one and spending quality time with their parents. Shooting, passing, running and dribbling will be covered in the program. Parents are REQUIRED to participate. Price includes a T-shirt. Space is limited. 35


Pre-school PE Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 1-1:45 p.m. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $2/class Learn the basic fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreational sports and playground games.

Homeschool PE Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 1-2 p.m. Ages: 6+ Cost: $3/class Learn the basic fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreation sports and playground games.

Fall Break Camp Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: October 2 - 6 Time: 9 am-4 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $25 Youth registered in the Carver After School program will be admitted free. Camp will include games, activities and field trips.

Fall Break Camp JC Schools Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: October 2-6 Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early drop off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick up (5:15 p.m.) is available for an additional $10. Registration opens: September 4 Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40/per child Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, movies, games and swimming. Campers should pack a lunch and bring swim clothing each day.

Fall Break Camp Washington County Schools Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: October 9-13 Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early drop off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick up (5:15 p.m.) is available for an additional $10. Registration opens: September 4 Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40/child Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, movies, games and swimming. Campers should pack a lunch and bring swim clothing each day.

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Carver Recreation Center Wall of Fame. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Food and drink will be served and games and activities, such as corn hole, inflatables, Call: (423( 434-5749 and disc golf will be available outdoors from Date: December 26-29 5-6 pm. The inductees and their family Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early drop off (7:30 members along with SHHS football team will a.m.) and late pick up (5:15 p.m.) be served dinner at 6 p.m. The event is Registration opens: November 27 open to the public. Ages: 6-12 Cost: $40/child Grandparents/Seniors Day Fun activities such as gym games, crafts, Location: Carver Recreation Center movies and swimming. Campers should Call: (423) 461-8830 pack a lunch and bring swim clothing each Date: September 17 day. Space is limited. Time: 3-4 pm games 4-5 p.m. dinner Ages: Seniors, grandparents and grandkids Cost: Free Enjoy some time with the communities Dolly and Me mature adults, grandparents, and grandkids Location: Memorial Park Community playing intergenerational games and activities. Door prizes will be awarded. Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: September 9 I “Pink” I Can Time: 10-11 a.m. Location: Memorial Park Community Ages: 4-12 Center Cost: $5/ticket Call: (423) 434-5749 Pre-registration required: Aug. 7 - Sept. 7 Date: October 10 Bring your favorite doll and join your friends Registration open: Sept. 11 - Oct. 9 for sweet treats and cute take home crafts. Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: Girls 5-13 Blue and Gold to Maroon and Gold Cost: TBA Location: Carver Recreation Center In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dress in pink and join us for an Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: September 14 evening of music and dancing. There will be Time: 5-8 p.m. folks available to give you pink hair, pink Ages: Open to all ages nails and some pink makeup and then you’ll Cost: Free stroll down the pink runway to show off your Carver Recreation Center will bring new glamorous look. A take home craft will also be available for each girl. together Langston High School and Science Hill High School to induct four former Langston students and four former Science Hill High School students into the

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Super Spooky Saturday

Halloween Festival

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: October 21 Time: 5-9 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Haunted walk $2/person Enjoy games, marshmallow roasting, inflatables, hayride, haunted walk and loads of free fun for the whole family. Concessions will be available for sale.

Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: October 31 Time: 6-9 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: $2/person, $1 for those in costume. Game tickets 50 cents each. Cash prizes for the best children’s costume. Children will be divided into age groups for the costume contest. Carnival type games require game tickets.

Touch A Truck

Mother Son Date Night

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: October 26 Time: 6 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Get up close an personal with a variety of trucks and equipment.

100 Man Walk Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 434-8830 Date: October 28 Time: 9 a.m.-Noon Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Bringing the community together to promote health and well-being the first 100 men will receive a tee shirt and water bottle. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: November 9 Registration open: Oct. 9 - Nov. 7 Time: 6-8 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $6/ticket Mothers and sons will enjoy a catered meal, crafts and a movie. The program is limited to 50 participants.

Veterans Day Program Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: November 11 Time: 3-5 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Celebrate our veterans! Veterans are asked to bring a 3 x 5 photo. Photos will be framed and hung on the Carver Recreation Center Wall of Fame.

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Turkey Shoot Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: November 14 Time: 3 p.m. Ages: 11-14 3:30 p.m. Ages: 15+ Cost: Free Compete in our basketball foul shot ‘Turkey Shoot’ to bring home a holiday turkey.

Thanksgiving Dinner Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: November 16 Time: 6-8 p.m. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Join the community churches and Carver staff in a time of fellowship with family, friends and neighbors.

Santa’s Mailbox Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: December 1-21 Time: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free Drop your letters to Santa in a special mailbox located in the recreation lobby. No postage necessary. Santa’s helpers will make sure they get to the North Pole before Christmas. Be sure an add your return address so Santa can send a response.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Five Year Reception Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: December 7 Time: TBA Ages: All ages Cost: Free The public is invited to join staff in celebrating five years of service to the community. A reception will be held in the gathering area of the Senior Services entrance with heavy Hors d’oeuvres and a video presentation

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Five Year Celebration Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: December 8 Time: 5-8 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Join us for an evening of games, inflatables, music, refreshments, crafts and the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.

Rockin’ with Rudolf Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: December 16 Time: 1-3 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: Free Join the staff and our partner Fountain of Life Church for music, refreshments and a special toy for each child. 39


Daddy Daughter “My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance� - FLASH SALE! Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: December 8 Time: 12:30-9 p.m. Cost: $15/two tickets, $5 each additional ticket Purchase your ticket now and save! The date is set to rock the night away with that special little girl in your life. The annual dance is scheduled for February 3, 2018. This one day only sale price will make a terrific Christmas gift. Flash sale tickets will be available online at myjcparks.org on December 8 or you can make your purchase in person at MPCC 12:30-9 p.m. on December 8.

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Wildflower Walk Location: Winged Deer Park outdoor classroom Call: (423) 283-5821 Date: September 9 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: Families Fee: $1/person After a brief discussion, take a walk and discover a sampling of the diverse fall wildflowers that call Winged Deer Park home. Commit them to memory by learning interesting and unique facts about each one. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

A Backpacking Discussion with a Wilderness Ranger Location: Buffalo Mountain Park Harris Pavilion Call: (423) 283-5821 Date: October 14 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: Families Fee: $1/person Good information; well communicated! Please join a Wilderness Ranger and former backcountry trail leader with Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), for helpful stories and tips of his backcountry experiences. Along with many visual aids, Scotty Bowman will discuss planning, what and how to pack, food storage and more for day trips or longer time on the trail. This is perfect for all levels of backpacking experience. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

Animal Tracking Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek Call: (423) 2873-5821 Date: November 11 Time: 10-11 a.m. Ages: Families Cost: $1/person Is that a squirrel or a skunk? Opossum or Raccoon? Besides just looking at single track, what other things about their tracks can be considered to identify an animal? We’ll learn about reading tracks, walking styles and other signs animals leave behind. Then off to the stream banks to identify tracks left from the park inhabitants with the help of bait as well as some that been “planted”. Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator

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Works for Me Dance Class

“Just-Breathe” Yoga

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Thursdays (on-going class) Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $3/class Each 60-minute class adapts music from all genres to carefully choreographed routines that work specific areas of the body, from heat pumping cardiovascular to muscle strengthening and toning and stretching.

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

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!

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

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Line Dance with T.J. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Saturday (on going class) Time: 10:30 a,m.-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!

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

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

Beginner Hoop Dance Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Friday (on going class) Time: 6-7 p.m. 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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Sassy Strides and Strength Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Tuesdays (on going class) Time: 1-1:45 p.m. Ages: 16+ Cost: $3/class The first portion of class will consist of a 30 -minute run utilizing the Tweetsie Trail and the sidewalks surrounding the center. The last portion of class will focus on strength exercises.

Double Trouble Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-5749 Date: Thursdays beginning Oct. 12 Time: 6-7 p.m. Ages: All ages Cost: $2/class Bring along the kids for this circuit workout that gives you twice the fun. Class will use free weights, resistance bands and body weight to strengthen and improve stretching, balance and core. The last portion of class will include fun interactive games on the EyePlay floor game system.

Weight Room Location: Carver Recreation Center Call: (423) 461-8830 Date: Open all year long Monday-Sunday Time: Monday-Friday 9 am - 2:30 pm / 5:30-7 pm Saturday Noon - 6 pm Sunday 1-6 pm Ages: 13 and up Cost: Youth and women $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.

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Youth Basketball Location: Johnson City Schools, Memorial Park Community Center Call Athletic Office: (423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: October 29 ($20 late fee applies after Oct. 29) Date: Practices begin November 6 and games will begin December 4 Time: TBD Ages: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 boys and girls Cost: $25 for City residents, $30 for non-City residents. Teams are formed by elementary school districts. Registration begins September 25 until October 29. You may register in person at Winged Deer Athletic Office or online at www.myjcparks.com.

Adult Basketball Location: Carver Recreation Center, Memorial Park Community Center Call Athletic Office: 423) 283-5822 Registration Deadline: November 10 Date: Games will begin December 4 Time: TBD Ages: Adults (ages 16, 17, 18 may play with parent’s permission) Cost: $400 per/men’s team plus $5 for every non-Johnson City resident on the team. $200 per/women’s team plus $5 for every non-Johnson City resident on the team. Leagues offered are Men’s Open-IndustrialChurch and Women’s. Men’s teams play a 14-game schedule plus single elimination tournament. Women’s teams play an 8-game schedule plus a single elimination tournament. Entry fee, rosters and player ID’s must be turned in at time of registration. Registrations begin September 25.

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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

11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

50+

$2/session Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

10-11 a.m.

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers® Splash

Memorial Park Community Ctr.

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

50+

$3/person Free for SilverSneakers

Thursdays Fridays Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday

Fit & Toned

Love Handles

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

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Monday and Wednesday (on going class) Time: 9:30-10 a.m. 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 (on going class) Time: 11 a.m.- noon Ages: 50+ Cost: $5/class Concerned about falling? This series is an excellent program to help prevent falls. Low impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. Easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention, stretching, body alignment, and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and mind with this series.

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

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

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

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

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 (on going class) Time: 6 p.m. Ages: 40+ Cost: Pay instructor directly This class is for advanced line dancers. This group practices and performs at the center and in the community.

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

Ballroom Dance Practice Location: Memorial Park Community Center Location: Memorial Park Community Call: (423) 434-6237 Center Date: Thursdays (on going class) Call: (423) 434-6237 Time: 1 p.m. Date: Mondays (on going class) Ages: 50+ Time: 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free Ages: 50+ Practice your dance steps to music from Cost: $6/week, SilverSneakersÂŽ receive years gone by, make new friends and discount exercise your body and mind. No partner This class is for those who have completed required. the Absolute Beginner Line Dance class

Line Dance with Martha

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Challenge Square Dance

Chess

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

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

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

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

Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays (on going) Time: 6 p.m. 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 (on going) Time: Noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free New!

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Scrabble Group

Rook

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

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

Mexican Train Dominoes

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

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (on going) Time: 6 p.m. Ages: 50+ Cost: Free This lively group would love to have you join!

Pinochle Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (on going) Time: 1 p.m. 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!

Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge

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

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Amateur Photographers Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Computer Lab

Heart Strings Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (on going 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.

Senior Chorale

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Thursdays (on going class) Time: 10 a.m.-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 Writer’s Circle Smith and accompanied on the piano by Location: Memorial Park Community Barbara Knisley. The group is open to Center anyone who is look for low stress, less Call: (423) 434-6237 demanding group with which to perform. Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month No audition required. Time: 10 a.m.-noon Ages: 50+ Cost: Free For 20 years, there has been a creative writing group at the Senior Center with poets, novelist, short story writers, memoirists, and journalists. Join us and add your voice to continue this tradition. Inspire, and be inspired! Join this group and share your ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion 54 with the group. Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Mondays and Tuesdays of each month Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Ages: 18+ Cost: Free


Let’s Play Mountain Dulcimer Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Tuesdays (May and July) Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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 (on going class) Time: 11 a.m.-noon 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 (on going class) Time: 1 - 3 p.m. 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.

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

Adult Coloring Group Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (on going 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.

Acrylics Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (on going class) Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: $10 Join Art Holsclaw to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. 55


Open Craft Time Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Fridays (on going class) Time: 2-5 p.m. 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.

Summer Vacation Photo Contest Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Turn in photos Sept. 1-9 Voting Takes Place: Sept. 17-28 Time: TBA Ages: Adult Cost: Free Gather those summer vacation and summer fun photos (size 4x6 or 5x7), place your name, address and phone number on the back of each photo and drop them off at the Senior Services desk.

Creative Card Making Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: September 7 Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: $7/person Join us in making get well cards. All supplies furnished.

Ladies Night Out Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: September 21 Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: $10 Join this group of ladies for fun conversation, light refreshments and a take home craft. The project for this month is mason jar candles. All supplies furnished.

Creative Card Making Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-9237 Date: October 5 Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: $7/person Join us in making Thinking of you cards. All supplies furnished.

Ladies Night Out Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: December 7 Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Ages: Adult Cost: $10 Join this group of ladies for fun conversation, light refreshments and a take home craft. The project for this month is a wooden block Christmas decoration. All supplies furnished.

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Pickleball

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

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

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

Badminton Location: Memorial Park Community Center Call: (423) 434-6237 Date: Wednesdays (on going) Time: 7 pm Ages: Open to all ages Cost: Free

Doubles Table Tennis Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (on going) 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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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 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 St. 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 (TVA Credit Union Park) 129 Legion St. Call: (423) 283-5822 Established in 1950, Cardinal Park is a 5-acre sports field (Howard Johnson Field) primarily used for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Appalachian League farm club, Amenities include a concession area, clubhouse, lighted baseball field, press box and restrooms. Carver Park & Recreation Center 322 W. Watauga Ave. Call: (423)461-8830 Established in 1958, Carver Park is a 6-acre neighborhood park. Amenities include two basketball courts, fitness trail, multi-use court, two pavilions, playground, and recreation center. A recreation center is equipped with a gymnasium, weight room, library, meeting space, teen room, community room, arts and crafts area, and kitchen. A new recreation facility was dedicated in 2005. Civitan Park 1000 N. Broadway St. Call: (423) 283-5815 Civitan Park was established in 1963 on the site of a former landfill. This 33-acre community park has 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 St. Call: (423)283-5815 Earth Day Park was established in 1991 and is a ¼ acre special use park. The park’s primary function is a pedestrian route between Main Street and the Downtown Square parking lot. Freedom Hall Pool 1320 Pactolas Rd. Call: (423) 461-4872 Freedom Hall Pool is an indoor pool adjacent to the Freedom Hall Civic Center operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The facility is equipped with restrooms, showers, and party room. Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek 1220 King Springs Rd. Call: (423) 283-5815 The 28-acre city-owned tract of restored wetlands and steep wooded slopes whose development as a city park has been spearheaded by local attorney Bill Francisco, whose 6-year-old son Jacob died in 2004, from a shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria infection. Kermit Tipton Stadium 900 Stadium Dr. Call: (423) 283-5822 Kermit Tipton Stadium is Johnson City’s first synthetic turf field football complex. It is home to Science Hill High School football and Johnson City Parks and Recreation programs. Keystone Park 601 Bert St. Call: (423) 283-5815 Equipped with two little league fields, concession and score tower.

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

Metro-Kiwanis Park 817 Guaranda Dr. Call: (423) 283-5815 Purchased in 1972, Metro-Kiwanis is a 15-acre community park used primarily for softball league play. Amenities include concession area and restrooms, four picnic shelters, picnic tables, Playground area, two lighted softball fields and five tennis courts. Friendship Gardens located within the park, is a 3-acre special use area whose primary purpose is self-directed activities. The gardens are home for “Junaluska” a 30-foot carving in honor of the American Indians. The sculpture was created in 1986 by sculptor Peter Wolf Toth. Paul Christman Park 1000 N. Boone St. Call: (423) 283-5815 Developed in 1983, Paul Christman Park is a ½-acre neighborhood park, which includes a small shelter with picnic table, playground area and a multi-use basketball court. Powell Square Park 201 W. Popular St. Call: (423) 283-5815 Established in 1889, this 1.4 acre neighborhood park is the department’s oldest park. Amenities include multi-use playing field, picnic tables, shelter with restrooms, and playground area. Princeton Arts Center 2516 E. Oakland Ave. Call: (423) 283-5800 Established 1986, the center serves as the artistic and cultural resources for the department offering a variety of performing and visual art programs. The center is equipped with a conference room, gallery space, art studio, program space, and an outdoor toddler play area. Rotary Park 1001 N. Broadway St. Call: (423) 283-5815 The Carnegie Realty Company donated Rotary Park to the city in 1908. The park consists of 10.4 acres and is one of the most popular parks in the city with an annual attendance of over 40,000. The park is open April through October and is primarily used as a picnic facility in a natural setting. Amenities include six covered picnic shelters, restrooms, multi-use picnic tables, multi-use playing field, and All Inclusive Playground and Splash Pad. The new playground and splash pad opened on April 1, 2017. The playground allows full accessibility and is designed for those using assistive devices such as 73


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

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

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

Winged Deer Park 4137 Bristol Hwy. Call: (423) 283-5815 Flat track, which encircles 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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