Entries by adrienne

Outdoor Activities Spring Up At Bays Mountain Park

Spring is here and that means zip line and barge rides and canoe/kayak tours at Bays Mountain Park! Starting this week, guests can enjoy a range of activities at the park. Experience the thrill of a zip line ride on The Flying Squirrel. The Flying Squirrel is an exciting, 310 foot zip line that races […]

Howl & Hike

Combine two of the most popular activities at Bays Mountain Park and you get, Howl & Hike! Outdoor Pursuits is back with the second pursuit in this series, bringing you a naturalist from Bays Mountain Park to lead a hike after hearing the call of the wild. Kick off the day with brief instruction at […]

Kingsport’s Annual Clean-Up Service Starts Monday

From April 2 through 13, the city of Kingsport is holding its annual spring clean-up service for residents. Residents can place extra items on the curb for garbage crews to haul away at no extra charge. The city encourages residents to clean up and clean out their yards, garages and basements. Every resident will receive […]

Outdoor Survival Series Returns

Learn how to adapt to the rough conditions of the outdoors! Outdoor Survival Basics is a series of classes taught at Bays Mountain Park to help teach the average person the techniques for outdoor survival. After a successful introductory run in December, the program series returns this April. The following survival classes will be held […]

Water Park Passes Available Now at Kingsport Aquatic Center

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get your water park pass! The outdoor water park at the Kingsport Aquatic Center will open its gates on Monday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. Purchase your pass for the summer season and get access to both the indoor facility and the outdoor […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center is Hiring For Summer Season

If you are looking for the perfect summer job that offers competitive pay and a great work environment, apply for a position at the Kingsport Aquatic Center! The KAC is hosting a job fair on March 22nd for those interested in learning more about the KAC’s available positions and for those who would like to […]

Spring Wildflower Hikes at Bays Mountain Park

Come out, enjoy the spring weather, and get to know some of our local wildflowers! Bays Mountain Park will be hosting six wildflower hikes this spring, both at Laurel Run Park and at Bays Mountain Park. Hikers can expect to see anywhere from 20-30 species of flowers in just a couple of hours on one […]

New Planetarium Show At Bays Mountain

Look at the big ideas that have guided human understanding of the cosmos and its patterns in the sky! Bays Mountain Planetarium’s latest alternate presentation, A Part of the Sky Called Orion, starts this month. A Part of the Sky Called Orion looks at how three different ancient cultures viewed the same part of the […]

StarWatch & SunWatch Observing Sessions at Bays Mountain Park

Explore the sky with Bays Mountain’s StarWatch and SunWatch observing programs! Presented by The Bays Mountain Astronomy Club and Bays Mountain Planetarium, these annual programs return this month. StarWatch and SunWatch are free, family friendly programs offered at Bays Mountain Park. During the viewing, Bays Mountain Astronomy Club members and BMP Planetarium staff will operate […]