What: City Receives TN Recreation and Parks Four Star Award
Where: Memphis, TN
ATTACHED PHOTOS: Dedicated pickleball court project at Sevierville City Park; Parks and Recreation Director Bob Parker, right, and Deputy Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Oxley, present the TRPA Four Star Award at the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday, September 18, 2023.
The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department has received a Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association Four Star Award for the new dedicated pickleball courts located at Sevierville City Park.
The award was presented at the annual TRPA conference last week in Memphis, Tennessee. The award was open to all Tennessee cities, regardless of size. Sevierville’s award was for a new recreation project with a total cost under $500,000.00. The dedicated pickleball court project cost was $275,000.00.
“Our community has embraced pickleball and this award illustrates Sevierville’s commitment to this growing sport,” said Parks and Recreation Director Bob Parker.
The project was completed in April 2023 and consists of four dedicated pickleball courts, two on-court shade structures for players to use between matches, a chilled water fountain, a large bulletin board for league and tournament information, and a large shade structure with bleachers outside of the courts for spectators and those waiting to play. Sevierville Parks and Recreation staff added extensive landscaping around the courts.
There are currently 12 pickleball courts at Sevierville City Park; four dedicated courts and eight shared pickleball/tennis courts.
For additional information on the City Park pickleball courts, please visit seviervilletn.org or call 865-453-5441.
2023 Smoky Mountain Fall Pickleball Classic Scheduled
Where: Sevierville City Park, 1005 Park Road
When: Friday, October 6- Sunday, October 8, 2023
The Sevierville Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a non-sanctioned doubles (men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions) pickleball tournament Friday, October 6-Sunday, October 8, 2023. Daily check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. and matches begin at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be available on September 1. The registration deadline is September 25. You must have your own partner, no matching allowed on the day of the tournament.
Divisions for all ages in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles will be available. Play on October 6 will be all divisions 70+ years old; October 7-8 will be all divisions 18-49 years old and 50-69 years old.
Each division will be limited to the first 8 teams that register. Divisions may be merged based on registration numbers.
For the 18-49 and 70+ divisions, the skill levels will be 2.5-3.4 and 3.5+. For the 50-69 divisions, the skill levels will be 2.5-2.9, 3.0-3.4, 3.5-3.9 and 4.0+. (Players must play in the youngest players age group if mixing age divisions.)
Tournament format will be winners bracket best 2 out of 3 to 11 and losers bracket 1 game to 15. (A round robin format may be used based on registration numbers.) Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 teams in each division.
To register or receive additional information, please contact tournament director Sally Worden at 865-654-9176.
For Immediate Release: August 14, 2023
Contact: Bob Stahlke, Professional Services and Public Information Officer
City of Sevierville
What: Temporary Closure of Sevierville Community Center
Where: 200 Gary Wade Blvd-Sevierville, Tenn 37862
When: Friday, August 18, 2023
The Sevierville Community Center will be closed all day on Friday, August 18. The closure is necessary to move electrical service to a new transformer as part of the ongoing Community Center expansion. The building will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19.
What: Active Afternoons After School Program Registration Open
Where: Sevierville Parks and Recreation
Attached photos from Active Afternoons After School program activities.
The City of Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for the 2023-24 School Year Active Afternoons After School Program.
Registration is available until the program is full. Space is limited so don’t delay! The registration fee is $105.00 per child, per month. The program follows all Sevier County School System full school days, from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
What: Sevierville 2023 Fall Adult Co-Ed Softball League Registration Open
When: Beginning Monday, July 17, 2023
Registration for the City of Sevierville Parks and Recreation fall adult co-ed softball league will begin on Monday, July 17.
Registration packets are available at the front desk at the Sevierville Community Center and the Parks and Recreation athletic programs page online at www.seviervilletn.org. The registration deadline is August 17. Registration is available for full teams only. Individuals can be placed on a free agent list for teams that may be looking for players. Co-ed league fees are $250.00 per team.
Play will begin on August 29. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Sevierville City Park.