Sevierville Outdoor Family Aquatic Opens Memorial Day Weekend
Sevierville City Park
Saturday, May 29, 2021
The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation announces the opening of the outdoor Family Aquatic Center (outdoor pool, slide and splash play area) at City Park on Saturday, May 29.
The operating hours for the season are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The center will be closed on Sundays for rental parties. (The Family Aquatic Center will close at 3:30 p.m. due to swim meets on June 15, 17, 29 and July 1.)
Daily admission is $5.00 for adults (13 years old and up), and $4.00 for children and senior adults. Children 3-years old and under are admitted free.
For additional information, please call 453-5441.
What: New Hanging Pots and Ground Planters Adorn Downtown Area
Where: Downtown Sevierville
Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department employees have been busy placing new hanging pots and ground planters in the downtown area as part of the Downtown Streetscape Project.
Fifty-four new poles were placed downtown and each has a new hanging basket that has self-watering technology. These baskets are expected to save approximately $6,700 annually in labor and materials costs.
All of the flowers used in the baskets and planters were grown by the Parks and Recreation Department in greenhouses located at City Park. Along with the ground planters, the hanging baskets will provide beautiful flowers downtown from April to October each year.
What: Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Pandemic Practices Change After Governor Lee Issues Executive Order #80
Where: Sevierville, TN
When: Effective immediately
In light of Governor Bill Lee’s issuance of Executive Order #80, the Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department is making several changes to their COVID-19 pandemic operating procedures.
Children’s programs will now operate at full capacity and field trips will be permitted. The Civic Center will operate at full capacity as well. Programs at the Community Center will see increases in user capacities, although reservations will still generally be required.
Users are still required to wear a facial covering when entering city facilities and may also be subject to temperature screening.
Parks and Recreation staff will continue to disinfect high touch traffic areas and equipment on a regular basis.
For additional information on Parks and Recreation COVID-19 pandemic related operating guidelines and facility hours of operation, please visit www.seviervilletn.org and navigate to the Parks and Recreation page or call 865-453-5441.
Annual Arbor Day and Tree City USA Celebrations
Municipal Campus (corner of Dolly Parton Parkway and Gary Wade
Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 p.m.
The annual City of Sevierville Arbor Day and Tree City Celebrations are scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021. The event will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Municipal Campus (corner of Dolly Parton Parkway and Gary Wade Boulevard). In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Civic Center.
This event will celebrate the accomplishments of being named a Tree City USA for both 2019 and 2020. The ceremony will include speakers Diane Warwick from Tennessee Division of Forestry, Sevierville Mayor Robbie Fox, and an invocation from Pastor Tim Parton. There will be a reading of the names of individuals with a tree memorial or honorary tree in the past two years. Over 250 trees have been planted in support of the city’s urban forestry program.
The Sevier County Electric System will also receive a Tree Line USA Award. SCES will donate and plant a tree to memorialize those Sevier County residents that have passed away due to the COVID-19 virus.
The City of Sevierville continues to make efforts to improve urban tree care and benefits to the citizens of Sevierville. For additional information on the Memorial Tree Program, please visit www.seviervilleparksandrec.com.
The Tree City USA program is a national program administered by the Arbor Day Foundation that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Together the more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to more than 135 million Americans. For additional information on the Tree City USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.
City Hosts Vendor and Craft Show This Weekend
Sevierville Civic Center
Saturday, April 17 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The City of Sevierville will be hosting a Vendor and Craft Show this Saturday at the Sevierville Civic Center, in the Municipal Campus at the corner of Dolly Parton Parkway and Gary Wade Boulevard. Admission is free and the event will take place from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Numerous vendors will be onsite displaying their products for sale, including Paparazzi Jewelry, Scentsy, Norwex, and more. Spring crafts and wreaths, children’s books, and even baked goods will be available.