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To Plant or Not to Plant?

Spring is here, and that means….mowing the grass and fighting allergies! Fortunately, it also means temperatures are warming-up, trees are getting green and some plants are starting to bloom.Spring is here, and that means….mowing the grass and fighting allergies! Fortunately, it also means temperatures are warming-up, trees are getting green and some plants are starting to bloom.
For City Parks and Recreation landscaping staff, it means working towards a decision on when to plant hundreds of flowers that have been growing in our greenhouses. In the meantime, we have already planted many beautiful pansies and tulips.
Each spring, our staff researches the long-term weather forecast on a daily basis as they attempt to decide when it is safe to start the major planting. It’s an important decision; planting too early can result in dead or damaged plants from frost. City staff cannot afford to plant too early, because we grow our own flowers and do not have a budget large enough to purchase replacement products. 
So, the City will be planting around town soon…but not quite yet.

Dog Park Numbers Growing Across the Country

Sevierville’s PETSafe Unleashed Dog Park, located at Sevierville City Park (1005 Park Road), officially opened last year on May 13. Although it remains the only dog park in Sevier County, dog parks are among the fastest growing park amenities across the nation, according to the Trust for Public Land ( In the past nine years, there has been a 40% increase in the number of dog parks in the one-hundred largest U.S. cities.
Sevierville’s PETSafe Unleashed Dog Park is open 8AM-9PM daily April-October and 8AM-8PM November-March. The facility offers separate large and small dog areas, dog agility equipment, water, shade, observation cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, benches and a designated parking/handicapped parking area. All pets must be vaccinated as required by City and State laws. 
The dog park was made possible by a PETSafe $100,000.00 contribution through the Legacy Park Foundation.

Spring Softball Signups

March 5, 2018
Spring Softball Sign-ups

Sevierville Parks and Recreation is now registering for the upcoming spring adult softball season. Leagues available are in men’s and co-ed leagues. Prices for each league are $275 for the men’s leagues and $200 for the co-ed league, per team. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting on April 17, 2018. There will be a captain’s organizational meeting on April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sevierville Civic Center. Registration packets can be picked up at the front desk in the Sevierville Community Center or on our website’s athletic page at Deadline to sign up is April 12, 2018. For more information please contact Patrick Oxley at 453-6946, also by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


February 26, 2018


The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a lifeguard certification course at the Sevierville Community Center. Sign-ups for the class begin on March 12th. The pre-course water skills test will be held on April 6th @ 5:30 - 7pm. The class will be held on April 14th, 15th, 28th, and 29th from 8am – 4pm. (An additional day may be required and is TBA).

Participants must be at least 15 years old, place in top 8 of a pre-class skills test, and register before attending classes. The course fee is $120.00 which is due after skills test.

For more information, please call 453-5441.

Ribbon Cutting and Opening of New Inclusive Playground

Posted July 12, 2017

Mayor Bryan C. Atchley will officially open the new Mt Ton of Fun Inclusive Playground on Monday July 17th with live music by Jimbo Whaley and Friends starting at 4pm followed by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30pm.

Read more: Ribbon Cutting and Opening...


The Parks and Recreation Department will make every effort to accommodate anyone desiring access to any facility including ADA Approved Listening Devices. For accessability assistance, please call 865-453-5441.

Contact Us

Bob Parker, Director

200 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865.453.5441

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