What: Join Sevierville as We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation
Where: Sevierville, TN
When: July 2022
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals-such as our staff at the City of Sevierville-play in building stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient communities across the country.
This July, we are bringing attention to how important it is to rise and support the field of parks and recreation, because every day, park and recreation professionals rise for their communities in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.
In Sevierville, you can celebrate Park and Recreation Month by visiting a park, walking on a greenway, taking your dog for a fun day at the dog park, and going to a playground with your children or grandchildren. Yes, it can be hot in July, so consider taking a visit to our cool indoor bowling center or a swim at one of our swimming pools. And finally, the City encourages everyone to appreciate the fact that the Sevierville Community Center will be 40-years old on July 21, 2022. The Community Center opened on July 21, 1982.
“July is the perfect time to share how our park and recreation professionals in Sevierville rise up for members of the community and provide essential services,” said Director, Bob Parker. “We encourage everyone in Sevierville to come rise up for parks and recreation with us this July.” The City of Sevierville is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and identities to achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and environmental resilience, as well as bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services. The City challenges our citizens and visitors to try something different and get out of their comfort zones. Sevierville’s offerings are true to the departments tag line….
So much more that walk in the park...
NRPA encourages everyone that supports parks and recreation to share how it has impacted their lives with the hashtag #RiseUpJuly. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org/July.
Learn about the exciting Park and Recreation Month activities planned for Sevierville more on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviervilleparksandrecreation.
What: Sevierville Court Complex to Reopen
Where: Sevierville City Park/1005 Park Road/Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
When: Wednesday June 29th @ 6am
The Resurfacing of the Pickleball/Tennis Courts at City Park were completed on Thursday June 23, 2022. However, to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty, the courts must cure for a total of (5) five days without any play.
During these five curing days; City Parks and Recreation Staff will be re-installing seating, nets, hitting board and windscreens.
Lights for the Pickleball Courts are scheduled to be readjusted soon, so playing during dark hours may be limited somewhat until these lights can be adjusted. This will be completed as soon as possible.
There will be an Official Ribbon Cutting celebrating the completion of these major court improvements on Monday July 18th at 4:30pm. Door prices for both tennis and pickleball players will be given away and a pickleball demonstration will begin at 5pm. The City will also announce exciting upcoming improvements scheduled for the overall court complex on July 18th….stay tuned for more details coming soon.
What: Tennis/Pickleball Court Resurfacing Project at City Park On Schedule
Where: City Park, 1005 Park Road
ATTACHED PHOTO: tennis/pickleball courts freshly resurfaced.
The tennis/pickleball courts improvement project at City Park is progressing as planned. Workers from Hellas Construction Company of Austin, Texas are currently cleaning and resurfacing all of the courts.
When the project is completed, there will be four dedicated tennis courts and four combination tennis/pickleball courts at this location. The court improvements include new lights, resurfacing, new nets, and new windscreens.
The reopening date is anticipated to be on or prior to June 30 deadline as previously announced. Once the resurfacing is completed, the courts must cure for several days prior to use. The exact reopening date will be announced soon.
For more information, please call 453-5441.
What: Blalock Natatorium/Pool at Sevierville Community Center Closure Extended
Where: Sevierville Community Center
When: Through June 21, 2022
The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department has extended closure of the Blalock Natatorium/Pool at the Sevierville Community Center through June 21, 2022. The closure is necessary to perform maintenance. The natatorium is now scheduled to reopen at 6:00 a.m. on June 22.
For more information, please call 453-5441.
What: Parks and Recreation Hike to Gregory Bald
Where: Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge and Gregory Bald Trails
When: June 23, 2022
The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a hike to Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge and Gregory Bald Trails, on Thursday, June 23. This guided hike is FREE and limited to ten participants. Participants must be at least 18-years old and provide their own transportation to a meeting place to be determined.
Please note that this is a strenuous hike of 11.3 miles roundtrip.
Registration is available online at CLICK HERE. The registration deadline is June 22. After registration is full, a waiting list will be started. Liability release and medical forms must be completed online when registering and turned in at the front desk by June 22.
Information about this hike is available online at www.hikinginthesmokys.com/gregory-bald-via-gregory-ridge-trail.