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Parks and Recreation Hike: Smokemont Loop

What: Parks and Recreation Hike: Smokemont Loop
Where:Smokemont Loop in Smokemont Campground
When:Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a hike of Smokemont Loop in Smokemont Campground on Wednesday, October 5. 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 location. Meeting time and location will be provided after registration.

This loop hike offers a quiet trail from pine wood to a hardwood forest of poplar, hickory, and oak, with creek views, the old Bradley Cemetery, and the old Luftee, aka Smokemont Baptist Church. It is a moderately difficult 6.5-mile loop hike. PLEASE NOTE that we will be hiking this loop in a counter-clockwise direction. After the hike, we will travel three miles to the Oconaluftee Visitor’s Center to view the elk.

Registration is available online at https://recreation.seviervilletn.org. The registration deadline is October 3 at 5:00 p.m. After registration is full, a waiting list will be started. Liability release and medical forms are available online and must be returned to the Community Center front desk by October 3 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Beth Penland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 865-453-5441.

Sevierville Completes New Greenway Wayfinding Program

What: Sevierville Completes New Greenway Wayfinding Program
Where: Sevierville Greenway System

The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has completed installation of new wayfinding signs on the City’s extensive greenway system. The new wayfinding signs have been placed throughout the twelve miles of greenway and are designed to match other signs in the new City-wide wayfinding program.

The City now has new wayfinding signs for welcoming at the City limits, the municipal campus, historic landmarks, and the greenway system, providing citizens and visitors consistent signage whether they are driving, walking, running, or riding a bicycle in Sevierville.

There are two types of greenway wayfinding signs; ten signs are located along major roadways designating greenway locations, and numerous signs on greenway trails provide greenway names and distances to various points throughout the greenway system.

Sevierville’s first greenway opened in 1998 and the City now has twelve miles of developed greenways located along rivers, within parks and parallel to major roads. The Sevierville Parks and Recreation master plan recommends continued development of greenways with the goal of increased connectivity throughout the City.

Parks and Recreation Hike: Rich Mountain Loop

What: Parks and Recreation Hike: Rich Mountain Loop
Where: Rich Mountain Loop in Cades Cove
When: September 20, 2022

The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a hike of Rich Mountain Loop in Cades Cove on Tuesday, September 20. 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 location. Meeting time and location to be provided after registration.

This loop hike offers views of a waterfall, a seldom-used campsite, the old Rich Mountain fire tower location, an in-tact settler’s cabin, and views of Cades Cove and Townsend from a quiet loop of trails. It is a moderate to strenuous 8.5-mile loop hike. For an elevation profile and further description of the hike to Andrews Bald, visit https://hikinginthesmokys.com/rich-mountain-loop/. PLEASE NOTE that we will be hiking this loop counter-clockwise.

Registration is available online at https://recreation.seviervilletn.org. The registration deadline is 12:00 p.m. September 19. After registration is full, a waiting list will be started. Liability release and medical forms are available online and must be returned to the Community Center front desk by 12:00 p.m. September 19.

For more information, please contact Beth Penland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 865-453-5441.

City Invites Public Comment on Proposed Pickleball Courts 

What: City Invites Public Comment on Proposed Pickleball Courts 
Where: Sevierville City Park
When:  Until August 22, 2022
 
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The City of Sevierville Department of Park and Recreation is seeking input and comments on the proposed dedicated pickleball courts scheduled to be built at Sevierville City Park, 1005 Park Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2022. 
 
Residents may submit comments and/or questions via email to Parks and Recreation Administrative Assistant Nicole Sutton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until August 22, 2022.
 
Residents are also invited to provide comments and ask questions at two public meetings on Monday, August 22:
• Sevierville City Park 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., and
• Sevierville Civic Center 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
 
Copies of the proposed plans will be available at the meetings. For additional information, please call 865-453-5441.

 

Pickleball Doubles Classic Results

What: Pickleball Doubles Classic Results
Where: Sevierville, TN
When: July 23, 2022

The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 2022 Sevierville Pickleball Doubles Classic on Saturday, July 23. The double elimination competition was held at the newly remodeled tennis/pickleball facility at Sevierville City Park. A total of 54 players participated in skill level divisions of 2.0/2.5, 3.0 and 3.5/4.0 for both men and women. Below is a listing of the top finishers in each division.

Women 2.0/2.5 – 1st Place – Pam Evans & Patricia Rectenwald
2nd Place – Jan Brown & Renata Curls
3rd Place – Cindy Young & Heather Bailey

Women 3.0 - 1st Place – Tammy Myers & Sue Voigt
2nd Place – Sandy Boone & Patsy Bales
3rd Place – Marie Douglass & Suzi Greenlee

Women 3.5/4.0 - 1st Place – Sally Worden & Lisa Reagan
2nd Place – Veronica Snyder & Tanya Young

Men 3.0 - 1st Place – Joe Keener & Doug Scott
2nd Place – Nate Bowers & Steve Wiggins
3rd Place – Brent Davis & Brad Moorman

Men 3.5/4.0 - 1st Place – Tony Benson & Yancy Johns
2nd Place – Richard Williams & Chuck Voigt
3rd Place – Bryon Fortner & Jeremy Loveday

The City of Sevierville offers pickleball lessons free of charge on most Tuesday mornings throughout the year. For more information, please contact Sally Worden-Recreation Coordinator (865-654-9176) or Patrick Oxley (865-453-6956).

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

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

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