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If the cooling 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 facilities, programs and recreational experiences available to residents and visitors.

The organization is hosting a drop in open house to provide an overview of the Master Plan “Draft” and to receive feedback on its various components. Come by and share your ideas on how to continue to make Kingsport a great place for lifelong play, recreation, health and learning.

The open house will be on November 17 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex in the Douglass room.

For those unable to attend or would like to do so virtually, a Zoom presentation overviewing the plan will be presented at 4:45 p.m. (link: and 5:30 p.m. (link:
A staff member at the check in desk will explain the format and COVID protocols, including asking attendees to wear a mask, social distance and limit crowd size at each station. The staff member will also provide a feedback flyer to be dropped off at the end of the meeting.

There will also be an online survey option that allows for the same responses as the feedback flyer. The link will be shared at the open house and will be available on the Kingsport Parks and Recreation website for input two weeks after the open house.

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