Entries by adrienne

KAC: Annual Let’s Glow Swimming Party is January 4

Kids can kick off the New Year at the Let’s Glow Swimming Party at the Kingsport Aquatic Center! On Saturday, January 4, children ages 9 to 14 are invited for a special night where the KAC will dim the lights in our indoor facilities and fill the pools with glow sticks of all shapes and […]

The 100 Mile Swim Club Continues the ‘Ultimate ‘Swim’ Trip’

Last year, the Kingsport Aquatic Center’s 100 Mile Swim Club set off on the Ultimate “Swim” Trip, its biggest challenge to date. The journey continues in 2020, and the KAC wants your help to make it to the finish line! The original route is a 13,580 mile loop that stretches from Acadia National Park in […]

Sewer Extensions in Tri-Cities Crossing Area

The City of Kingsport will be performing sanitary sewer extensions in the Tri Cities crossing area over the next six months. The focused area of this work is in the vicinity of Mitchell Road and Fordtown Road. Baker’s Construction Services will be the contractor performing this work for the city. The construction zones will be marked […]

First Day Hike at Bays Mountain Park

Start the New Year off on the right foot with Bays Mountain Park’s annual First Day Hike! Join Bays Mountain Park staff on a moderate guided hike around our frost-covered lake. Following along the Lakeside Trail, hikers will complete an energizing 2.75 mile route on a crisp, quiet New Year’s morning. Please dress appropriately for […]

A Polar Party at the Kingsport Aquatic Center

Join the Kingsport Aquatic Center for Santa’s South Pole Swim! On Saturday, December 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., bring your kids to the KAC for a holiday pool party. Don’t worry—the KAC’s indoor pools are warmer than the Antarctic. Kids can enjoy reindeer games, paddle board rides with the elves, and aquatic sled riding! […]

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

If the frigid temperatures have got you missing long walks in the park under sunny skies, come help Kingsport Parks and Recreation make a plan for the future! The City of Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of developing a master plan that will create both short and long-term goals for the […]

Opportunity Zone Road Show

How can you take advantage of Opportunity Zones in our region? On December 11, the City of Kingsport is hosting the TN Department of Economic & Community Development for a Regional discussion on getting the most out of Opportunity Zone legislation. From 1 to 5 p.m., regional stakeholders are invited to MeadowView Conference Resort & […]

Kingsport Fills Two Key Positions

The City of Kingsport has filled the Economic Development Director and Assistant to the City Manager positions. As Economic Development Director, Jason Hudson supports City Manager Chris McCartt and works closely with the city’s Development Coordinator, Nathan Woods, to advance Kingsport’s economic development efforts. Originally from Kingsport, Hudson joins the city after more than 23 […]