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Kingsport Aquatic Center Hosts Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguarding isn’t just for the summer at the Kingsport Aquatic Center’s year-round facility. Join the KAC in learning the ins and outs of water safety this December, which will enable you to apply for its daytime lifeguard openings. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to […]

Join us for a celebration of the newest park in Kingsport!

The newest Kingsport park is ready for kids of all ages and abilities to come play! Join us for a special dedication on Thursday, December 13, at 4:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, a visit from Santa and free carousel rides. Carousel Park, located at 350 Clinchfield Street next to the Kingsport Carousel, features unique […]

Kingsport’s Assistant City Manager, Ryan McReynolds, Named TCAPWA 2018 Leader of the Year

The City of Kingsport’s Assistant City Manager for Operations, Ryan McReynolds, recently received the 2018 Public Works Leader of the Year award by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TCAPWA). The Leader of the Year program honors excellence and dedication in public service by recognizing career service achievements of individual public works […]

A Polar Plunge at the Aquatic Center

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is happy to invite you to Santa’s South Pole Swim. On Saturday, December 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., bring your kids for a holiday pool party at KAC’s indoor facilities. Don’t worry—the water’s warmer than the Antarctic Ocean. In addition to regular pool time fun, guests can join in the […]

Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk Dedication

The outdoor trail that connects one end of Kingsport to the other has a new addition – the Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk. Join us for a dedication on November 30 at 11:00 a.m. The boardwalk is located at the Greenbelt access point of Indian Trail Drive Trailhead, which is behind PetSmart. The wooden boardwalk, built with […]

Mountain Bike Night Rides Are Back at Bays Mountain

Hit the trails at night again this year with Reedy Creek Bicycles and Bays Mountain Park. Join Reedy Creek at Bays Mountain Park on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month November through February for a nighttime ride that’s sure to bring some thrills to our dark winter evenings. Each ride will be led […]

KAC Hosts First Annual Tread-Away Turkey Day

Feeling sluggish after a full day of feasting on a delicious Thanksgiving meal? The Kingsport Aquatic Center has the perfect pick-me-up. The KAC’s first annual Tread-Away Turkey Day is the ideal way to ease back into an active lifestyle post-holiday. This 30 minute class will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 23, in the […]

Fun Holiday Happenings with Parks & Recreation

Santa’s getting ready for the holiday season and he’s got a few fun things planned with the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department! Letters to Santa Let Santa know what you’re wishing for this holiday season and he’ll send you a letter back! Stop by V.O. Dobbins to drop your letter in a special letterbox next […]


Contracted Paving to Begin November 10

Asphalt milling, paving and road improvements in the Ridgefields, Rivermont, and Fort Robinson areas will begin on Saturday, November 10. The contracted paving work is expected to be completed by the end of November. The areas of improvements include: Ridgefields Road from Riverport Road to Chippendale Road Pendragon Road Fort Robinson Drive Rivermont Drive to Lawson […]

“Planetary Visions” Return to Bays Mountain Planetarium

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium brings a new alternative feature to the dome-screen starting Saturday, November 3. “Planetary Visions” will run through December 31. Revisit this beloved program the planetarium first showed a few years ago on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through the end of the year. “Planetary Visions” is a fantastic, interactive […]