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Bays Mountain Park’s Lily Pad Cove is now home to a new pavilion. Join the city for a special ribbon cutting ceremony on April 25th at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the newest addition to Bays Mountain Park.

The Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove is an outdoor multi-use facility that can be used for a variety of events including weddings, school programs, speaking engagements, music, private and/or corporate socials and more. Pricing information and photos of the pavilion can be found on Bays Mountain’s website,

The Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove is already an award winning venue at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. The pavilion received the award for 2017 Project of the Year in the Under $2.5 Million Category presented by The Associated General Contractors of Tennessee. The pavilion was designed by local architect Jim Wright and constructed by Kingsport-based Armstrong Construction. The project is made possible and largely funded by a grant from Visitor Enhancement Program. Along with other projects, the pavilion is part of a “jumpstart” effort at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium.

With the completion of the Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove comes a new volunteer opportunity. Bays Mountain Park is looking for volunteers to take on the role of pavilion hosts. The primary goal of the pavilion host is to help visitors enjoy the pavilion, whether the visitor is a guest passing through to enjoy the view, or as a renter hosting a private event or celebrating a special occasion. Pavilion host volunteers would serve primarily on the weekends, both Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5:00 p.m., but could be asked to help serve at other times as needed.

To become a pavilion host volunteer, or to learn more, contact Krystal Haney at 423-229-9483, or For more information on Bays Mountain, please visit or call 423-229-9447.