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Ribbon Cutting for Courts at City Park Postponed due to Impeding Weather Forecast

What:Ribbon Cutting for Courts at City Park Postponed due to Impeding Weather Forecast
Where:Sevierville City Park
When: Monday July 18th @ 4:30pm

The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that due to a; “not so favorable weather forecast,” the Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for today at 4:30pm has been postponed to a later date.

In Fiscal Year 2022 (ending June 30, 2022) the City spend $140,000 on court repairs which included new lights, new windscreens, resurfacing the courts and equipment to clean the courts moving forward. In Fiscal Year 2023 the City has budgeted $275,000 dollars for the construction of four dedicated pickleball courts at City Park adjacent to the existing courts. When completed, the Court Complex will provide top level courts for both tennis and pickleball users.

The courts last received new fencing, new asphalt and leveling with new color resurfacing in 2013, which led to recognition as the USTA’s Most improved Public Courts in America Award.

Bowling Center to Close for Maintenance

What: Bowling Center to Close for Maintenance
Where: Sevierville Community Center
When: August 3-5, 2022

The Sevierville Community Center Bowling Center is scheduled will be closed for regular maintenance Wednesday, August 3-Friday, August 5. The center is scheduled to reopen at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6.

For additional information, please call 865-453-5441.

City of Sevierville Celebrates Court Complex Improvements and Announces New Lighted Pickleball Courts

What: City of Sevierville Celebrates Court Complex Improvements and Announces New Lighted Pickleball Courts
Where: Sevierville City Park
When: Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.

On Monday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m., the City of Sevierville will celebrate the recently completed improvements to the existing courts at City Park, which totaled $140,000.00. The improvements included replacement of the 30-year old lighting system, resurfacing the existing courts, replacing nets and windscreens, new pickleball semi-permanent nets, and new court cleaning equipment. The redesigned courts consist of four dedicated tennis courts on one side of the complex, and a series of combination tennis (four) and pickleball (eight) courts on the other side.

At the celebration event, the City will announce plans for construction of a new $275,000.00 pickleball complex at City Park that will include four new dedicated, lighted pickleball courts, and shaded space for spectators at scheduled events.

All tennis and pickleball courts will be ADA accessible.

The event will commence with door prizes for those in attendance and a pickleball demonstration at 5:00 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Plans Next Mountain Hike

What: Parks and Recreation Plans Next Mountain Hike
Where: Ramsey Cascades
When: July 8, 2022

The Sevierville Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a hike to Ramsey Cascades on Friday, July 8. 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 place to be determined.

Please note that this is a moderate to strenuous hike of 8 miles.

Registration is available online at CLICK HERE. The registration deadline is July 6. After registration is full, a waiting list will be started. Liability release and medical forms must be completed online when registering and turned in at the front desk by July 6.

Information about this hike is available online at https://hikinginthesmokys.com/ramsey-cascades/.

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

Join Sevierville as We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation

What: Join Sevierville as We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation
Where: Sevierville, TN
When: July 2022

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals-such as our staff at the City of Sevierville-play in building stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient communities across the country.

This July, we are bringing attention to how important it is to rise and support the field of parks and recreation, because every day, park and recreation professionals rise for their communities in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.

In Sevierville, you can celebrate Park and Recreation Month by visiting a park, walking on a greenway, taking your dog for a fun day at the dog park, and going to a playground with your children or grandchildren. Yes, it can be hot in July, so consider taking a visit to our cool indoor bowling center or a swim at one of our swimming pools. And finally, the City encourages everyone to appreciate the fact that the Sevierville Community Center will be 40-years old on July 21, 2022. The Community Center opened on July 21, 1982.

“July is the perfect time to share how our park and recreation professionals in Sevierville rise up for members of the community and provide essential services,” said Director, Bob Parker. “We encourage everyone in Sevierville to come rise up for parks and recreation with us this July.” The City of Sevierville is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and identities to achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and environmental resilience, as well as bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services. The City challenges our citizens and visitors to try something different and get out of their comfort zones. Sevierville’s offerings are true to the departments tag line….

 

So much more that walk in the park...

                                                                               

NRPA encourages everyone that supports parks and recreation to share how it has impacted their lives with the hashtag #RiseUpJuly. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org/July.

Learn about the exciting Park and Recreation Month activities planned for Sevierville more on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seviervilleparksandrecreation.

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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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