The Riverfront has a rich history in the development of Kingsport. A  recent resurgence in the area has sparked interest in a potential BLUEWAY to complement our GREENBELT.

  • River Recreation is an economic driver – a recent TVA study has shown that 1 mile of shoreline = $1 Million in economic impact
  • Outdoor recreation participants in TN spend $21.6 billion annually on watersports (kayaking, stand-up paddling, rafting, canoeing, and motorized boating)
  • Rethinking Riverfront Park with added Destination Play Areas, Bank Improvements and River Views
  • Development of Kingsport Landing Park (at the roundabout) for Active play areas, Views and River Access as well as Summer Festivals and Events
  • Upstream Improvements to Tilthammer Shoals area for a new Whitewater Park Area
  • Completion of Riverbend Park with connecting Trails, Fishing Pier and Passive Recreation
  • Additional Boat Ramps, Bridge and Access points to the River at Domtar Park
  • Navigational Improvements at the existing Weir Dam near Eastman Water Intake
  • Explore the possibility of Pedestrian Lighting along sections of the Riverfront Encouraging Commercial Investment