The Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has received a United States Tennis Association grant to install a practice backboard for hitting balls at the City Park Tennis/Pickleball Complex.
The practice backboard is a professional grade dual curved backboard measuring 8’ high and 16’ wide (see attached picture). The $1,500.00 USTA grant will be used to offset the $4,000.00 backboard cost. City funds will cover the balance and City staff will complete the installation.
“The courts have seen a significant increase in usage since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the spring,” said Parks and Recreation Director Bob Parker. “With the increase in play we wanted to offer a place for players to work on their individual skills.”
The City Park Tennis/Pickleball Complex has eight tennis courts, four of which are lighted. The courts are also lined for pickleball which has become very popular.
In 2013, the courts underwent a complete makeover, with funds from the USTA, City of Sevierville, Sevier County Schools and State of Tennessee. That project led to the complex being named the “Most Improved Public Tennis Facility in 2013” by the USTA.
The courts are used by Sevierville residents, visitors and local Sevier County School System teams.
Temporary Closure of West Prong Greenway and Parking Lot
Where: West Prong Greenway and Hardin Lane Parking Lot
When: Tuesday, September 15-Thursday, September 17, 2020
The City of Sevierville will be resealing and restriping the West Prong Greenway and parking lot on Hardin Lane this week. Work will take place beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15. Weather and other conditions permitting, the work will be completed by the end of the day Wednesday, September 16.
The work will require temporary closures of the greenway parking area on Hardin Lane and the greenway on both sides of the West Prong Little Pigeon River, as follows:
• Hardin Lane parking lot will be closed Tuesday and reopen on Wednesday;
• The greenway trail on the west side (Hardin Lane) of the West Prong Little Pigeon River will be closed Tuesday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Foot traffic only will be allowed from 6:00 p.m. Tuesday until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday;
• The greenway trail on the east side of the West Prong Little Pigeon River will be closed Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Foot traffic only will be allowed from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday until 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
Contractors working for the City of Sevierville will be repaving the parking and walking path areas at the Hospital Greenway Trailhead Park tomorrow, Thursday, August 6. The park is located next to LeConte Medical Center and Millwood Drive. Weather and other conditions permitting, the work will be completed by the end of the day.
Family Aquatic Center at City Park Closes for Season
Sevierville City Park, Park Road
Effective Today, Monday, July 27, 2020
The Family Aquatic Center at Sevierville City Park will be closing for the season effective today, Monday, July 27. The FAC was originally scheduled to close for public swimming on August 8th. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the early closure.
The scheduled swim team practices at the FAC will be able to continue, as they require minimal staffing.
The Blalock Natatorium/indoor pool at the Community Center remains open. Reservations are required to ensure proper social distancing. Please call 865-453-5504 or visit seviervilletn.org and choose Parks and Recreation for more information.
Sevierville Fall Adult Softball League Registration Open
Ongoing through August 16
Registration is now being accepted for the City of Sevierville Parks and Recreation fall adult softball men’s and co-ed leagues. Men’s league fees are $275.00 per team; co-ed league fees are $200.00 per team.
The Parks and Recreation Department will follow the Tennessee Pledge COVID-19 guidelines regarding outdoor sports. If changes to the league are required, the City will promptly notify all participants. If the league is cancelled, full refunds will be made.
Play will begin on September 1. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. When possible, co-ed league games will not be scheduled at the same times as men’s league games to prevent scheduling conflicts.
A team captain’s organizational meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on August 11 at the Sevierville Civic Center.
Registration packets are available at the front desk at the Sevierville Community Center and on the athletic program page at www.seviervilletn.org. Online registration is available here; choose the Athletics tab in the drop down menu. The registration deadline is August 16.