Going for a run? Want to walk a few laps? The newly improved Lynn View Community Center track is ready for you! The track’s improvements have finished up and the virtual ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, August 10 at 9 a.m. on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page. The newly laid track has been completely revamped with its new green paint and white striping.
Since it was acquired by the city, over $1M in facility improvements have been invested in the Lynn View Community Center and Park. The new track improvements are the result of a three-year Project Diabetes Grant provided by the TN Department of Health ($450,000 total) to work towards an even better space for community members to gather. The grant will also help provide a new playground in year two and an outdoor basketball/pickleball court in year three.
The Lynn View Citizen Advisory Committee has been actively involved in the facility improvement process. The facility also serves as a Kingsport Senior Center branch site, a space for the Kingsport Model Trains Project, a workshop space for the Kingsport Carousel and a home to many other enriching programs.
In addition to the track, many improvements have been made to the Lynn View Community Center. The gym has been repainted and the floor has been refurbished. The football field now has better lighting, new goal posts and new bleachers. There are several other exciting improvements that have already been implemented and even more on the way!
The virtual ribbon cutting for the new Lynn View track is a great opportunity to celebrate all of the recent successes of Lynn View. City officials will be in attendance and remarks will be made by Parks and Recreation Manager Kitty Frazier, Lynn View Advisory Committee Chair Alan Meade and Mayor Patrick W. Shull. Make sure to tune in on Monday, August 10 at 9 a.m. on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and swing by the track when you can to test it out for yourself.
Please visit kingsportparksandrecreation.org for more information about Lynn View Community Center and Kingsport’s other parks.