Established in 1974; the City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has been the winners of numerous parks and recreation awards from the State of Tennessee. The department manages the Sevierville Community Center, the Sevierville Civic Center, Family Aquatics Center. numerous city parks, public properties, rights of way mediums and streetscapes in downtown Sevierville. .The department is also responsible for management and maintenance of the city’s Greenway System, its Urban Forestry/Tree City USA program, Welcome Signs, maintaining the city's Winterfest lighting program and provides mowing and landscaping for most City facilities. The department maintains approximately 175 acres of public property across the entire city. The staff also provides numerous recreation programs for all age’s year around. In 2018; a twelve-year Master Plan was approved; which resulted in the establishment of a Parks and Recreation Foundation with the goal of expanding both facilities and programs moving forward utilizing both private and public funding sources.
At the grand opening of Sevierville's Unleashed PetSafe Dog Park, Mayor Bryan Atchley declared May 13 "PetSafe Day in Sevierville" as dozens of residents attended to get a first look at the new park.
The dog park will be open 8AM-9PM daily April-October and 8AM-8PM November-March.
The facility offers separate large and small dog areas, dog agility equipment, water, shade, observation cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, benches and a designated parking/handicapped parking area. All pets must be vaccinated as required by City and State laws.
The following Code of Conduct shall apply to the City of Sevierville Municipal Complex, City Park, Walking Trails and /or Greenways, and any and all other grounds and facilities under the operation and control of the City of Sevierville.
Two committees act as advisors to the Parks and Recreation Department. The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Services Advisory Board and the Sevierville Parks and Recreation Foundation committees are made up of citizen members appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.