Construction on the planned extension of the West Prong Greenway is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 3. The $250,000.00 project includes a retaining wall, observation areas, landscaping, lighting and paving. A TDEC grant has been received for $200,000.00 towards the project.
Although the extension only measures approximately seven-hundred feet in length, it poses a challenge due to soil conditions and placement of the retaining wall.
When completed, the extension will connect the existing West Prong Greenway on the west side of the river with the Parkway. The project is expected to be completed by March 1, 2020, weather and other conditions permitting.
The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department is now offering the SilverSneakers program to Community Center users. SilverSneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65-years old and older that’s included with many Medicare plans. SilverSneakers members simply use a membership card to access programs such as aerobics and fitness classes.
Current SilverSneaker members can stop by the Community Center front desk to join our facility and begin taking advantage of our fitness offerings. To learn more about SilverSneakers and see if you’re eligible to join, visit www.silversneakers.com.
Community Center Improvements
Sevierville Community Center
Several improvement projects are scheduled for the City of Sevierville Community Center this year. The 37-year old recreational facility is currently undergoing a complete roof replacement that started in May of this year. The $850,000.00 project is approximately 35% complete and is expected to be finished in October.
Blalock Natatorium will undergo major upgrades to the dehumidification system. The current equipment is almost twenty-years old and the upgrades will improve the air quality and increase system energy efficiency. The $175,000.00 project will begin in September and be completed later in the fall. The natatorium will remain open as work proceeds.
Community Center Locker Room Improvements
Sevierville Community Center
August 5-7, 2019
The Sevierville Community Center locker rooms will be closed for repairs and improvements beginning August 5. Conditions permitting, the work will be completed on August 7 and the locker rooms will reopen on August 8.
The Blalock Natatorium will remain open during this period; swimmers may use the restrooms located up the hallway from the pool.
Work being performed includes painting and installation of new individual showers and ADA related equipment.
For additional information, please call 865-453-5441.
The City of Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department announces that registration information is now available for the upcoming fall adult softball season. Men’s and co-ed leagues are being offered. Men’s league fees are $275.00 per team; co-ed league fees are $200.00 per team.
Play will begin on August 27, 2019. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights. When possible, co-ed league games will not be scheduled at the same times as men’s league games to prevent scheduling conflicts.
A team captain’s organizational meeting is scheduled for 6:00PM on August 13, 2019 at the Sevierville Civic Center.
Registration packets are available at the front desk at the Sevierville Community Center and on the athletics page at www.seviervilletn.org. *NEW* for 2019, teams can also now register online, CLICK HERE and navigating to the Athletics tab. The registration deadline is August 16, 2019; registration fees will be accepted beginning July 10, 2019.