Sevierville Community Center Temporary Closure
Sevierville Community Center, 200 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Sevierville Community Center will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, October 27. The closure is necessary to allow electrical upgrades in the gymnasium section.
Please call the Community Center for additional information, 865-453-5441.
Large Dog Area at Dog Park Closed for Maintenance
Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park
The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the large dog area located within the PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park at City Park. The closure is necessary for maintenance and repairs due to use since the park opened in May 2017.
The closure is expected to last two-three months, so the Parks and Recreation Department is asking for patience and understanding during this period.
“We are thankful and encouraged that the park has had so much use,” said Parks and Recreation Director Bob Parker. “And along with the extensive use comes the need to maintain the grounds.”
For additional information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 453-5441.
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.