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Burchfiel Grove & Arboretum

Established by donations from the Norman Burchfiel Family in the mid 1990’s, the Burchfiel Grove and Arboretum was established to add both beauty and ever lasting educational opportunities for the Citizens of Sevierville and the many visitors to the area.

pdf Burchfiel Grove & Arboretum Brochure (1.05 MB)

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Middle Creek Greenway

The newly name Middle Creek Greenway includes the Greenway Loop around the Municipal Complex as well as the planned connection across Middle Creek to the Boys and Girls Club. When you leave the Municipal Complex you will cross Railroad Street continuing behind the Middle School and Trula Lawson Center; crossing East Gate Road where Greenway crosses Middle Creek in front of the New Salem Baptist Church.

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Veterans Boulevard Greenway

The Veteran’s Boulevard Greenway is a 10’ paved greenway that starts in Sevierville at the KFC restaurant and goes to Pigeon Forge at Dollywood. The entire distance one way is 6 miles.

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West Prong Greenway Trail

The West Prong Greenway was a vision of the Late “Sid” Wade-First Chairman of the Sevierville Tree Board in the 1980’s; and brother to former Mayor and now Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade. Sid Wade was able to raise over $50,000 dollars from the private sector for this project.

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Memorial Tree Program

The Sevierville Trees/Trails and Beautification Board now offers you three ways to honor loved ones by placement of trees on public grounds in the City of Sevierville.

Find Existing Memorial Tree

  • Permanent Plaque Club
  • Tree Club
  • Planter Area Club
  • Find Your Tree

This program offers you the opportunity to pick from one of the three species of trees below and have that tree placed within a park, Greenway or other public space that is available.

Also included is a 4” x 6” marble plaque with two lines available for engraving on the plaque at the base of the tree. In addition, the person’s name being honored will be placed on a plaque in the Community Center lobby and their name will be read aloud at Arbor Day celebration each year, which is normally the last Friday in March annually.

Cost is $200.00 per memorial and includes installation and guaranteed livability of the tree including replacement of the tree if necessary.

This program offers you the opportunity to pick from one of three species of trees below and have that tree placed at the discretion of the City at a park, Greenway or other public property that is available in the City of Sevierville.

Also included is the name of the loved one being honored placed on a plaque in the lobby of the Community Center and their name read aloud at the annual Arbor Day Celebration, which is normally the last Friday of March each year.

Cost is $100.00 per memorial and includes installation and guaranteed livability of the tree including replacement of the tree if necessary.

Participation in this club allows you to select an area and place the following: a four foot wooden bench, 10" X 5" marble plaque, landscaping, one tree and pavers. 

Also included is a plaque with the name of your loved one placed in the lobby of the Community Center and the name of your loved one read aloud at the annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Cost is $750.00 and includes installation and guaranteed livability of the tree, landscaping and replacement of all components if damaged or vandalized.

Use the map below to locate your memorial tree and plaque.  

There are two ways to find your tree: Click a tree on the map or use the search box to type in the memorial dedication name.  Use the (+) button to zoom in and view more trees and the (-) button to zoom out to view entire map. You can also view other areas of the map by righting clicking and dragging the mouse right and left. 

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The following trees are approved for planting in area parks:
Deciduous trees (1.5"-2" caliper trunks, 8' tall)
Evergreen tree (min. height-5')


Memorial Tree Program Option: Maple - Choose from: Red Maple or Sugar Maple 

Maple: (Acer species)
Choose from: Red Maple or Sugar Maple
Size: 40'-50' high, 20'-25' wide Leaf
Color: Lustrous dark green leaves during summer and yellow-orange-red-dark amber red in fall.

 Memorial Tree Program Option: Oak - Choose from: Pin Oak or Willow Oak

Oak: (Quercus species)
Choose from: Pin Oak or Willow Oak
Size: 75' high, 30'-45' wide
Leaf Color: Dark green leaves in summer, golden yellow in fall.

 Memorial tree Program Option: Evergreen - Choose: White Pine, Norway Spruce or Southern Magnolia

Evergreen Species
Choose from:
White Pine, Norway Spruce or Southern Magnolia
Size: 40'-70' high, 25'-35' wide
Leaf color: Depending on Species, bright to dark green in spring

 
Special Request for other types of species will be considered, however the City has the final approval.

The Department of Parks and Recreation will order the tree you have selected.  We do not recommend planting trees during the extreme hot summer months.

Every effort will be made to place the tree in the park of your choice.  However, if conditions warrant, the Department of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to place the tree in the park best suited for the tree.

Parks and Recreation will notify the donor when the tree and plaque are in place and where the tree is located. For additional information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Parks and Recreation at 865.453.5441.

pdf Memorial Tree Program Brochure & Application (679 KB)


Complete the application below to submit your Memorial Tree entry.

Make check payable to: Sevierville Trees/Trails and Beautification Board (include plaque name in memo)
Mail check to: 200 Gary Wade Blvd. Sevierville, TN 37862

Memorial Tree Program Application
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Planter Area Club

Participation in this club allows you to select an area and place the following: a four foot wooden bench, 10" X 5" marble plaque, landscaping, one tree and pavers. 

Also included is a plaque with the name of your loved one placed in the lobby of the Community Center and the name of your loved one read aloud at the annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Cost is $750.00 and includes installation and guaranteed livability of the tree, landscaping and replacement of all components if damaged or vandalized.

Tree Club

This program offers you the opportunity to pick from one of three species of trees below and have that tree placed at the discretion of the City at a park, Greenway or other public property that is available in the City of Sevierville.

Also included is the name of the loved one being honored placed on a plaque in the lobby of the Community Center and their name read aloud at the annual Arbor Day Celebration, which is normally the last Friday of March each year.

Cost is $100.00 per memorial and includes installation and guaranteed livability of the tree including replacement of the tree if necessary.

Permanent Plaque Club

This program offers you the opportunity to pick from one of the three species of trees below and have that tree placed within a park, Greenway or other public space that is available.

Also included is a 4” x 6” marble plaque with two lines available for engraving on the plaque at the base of the tree. In addition, the person’s name being honored will be placed on a plaque in the Community Center lobby and their name will be read aloud at Arbor Day celebration each year, which is normally the last Friday in March annually.

Cost is $200.00 per memorial and includes installation and guaranteed livability of the tree including replacement of the tree if necessary.

Springfest

An annual event running from March - June each year, Springfest marks the beginning of spring in Sevier County! Parks & Recreation staff work diligently to beautify the city after those cold winter months. This includes the placement of festive banners and the planting of beautiful annual & perennial flowers throughout the city of Sevierville. 

Green Corner

Visit our Green Corner in the lobby of the Community Center and pick up information about what’s “Going Green” in Sevier County.

Read more: Green Corner

Tree City USA

The City of Sevierville has been honored as a Tree City USA since 1985. Visit the Arbor Day Foundation & Tree City USA for more information.

Accessibility

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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