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V. O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex
Recreation Center

301 Louis Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 224-2489

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The Dedication Ceremony took place on 9/24/10.  The V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex was built by the City of Kingsport in cooperation with the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The facility, both renovated and new, cost $8.2 million and totals 103,000 square feet of vibrant space. The Complex brings together many community service agencies under one roof and will serve the citizens of Kingsport for many years to come.


Mounting of the Historical Marker and tours of the facility followed the Dedication Ceremony.

 

Now open to the public:  VO Dobbins outdoor basketball courts.  Available for use Dusk to Dawn.
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TENANTS:
Kingsport Parks & Recreation—Managers of the VO Dobbins complex. The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide the people, facilities, and programs, which enhance leisure services by offering quality recreation opportunities for customers.

Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency, Inc.’s mission is to provide education, direction and support to individuals, families and organizations in order to strengthen and stabilize the community through collaborative efforts of Agency programs and cooperative partnerships.

Neighborhood Service Center, administered by UETHDA, takes applications from neighbors in need and works closely with local partners to provide services in the areas of Emergency, Employment, Health, Housing and Nutrition.

Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center’s mission is to provide the best speech-language-swallowing therapy and audiology services to the community regardless of ability to pay.

Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni is first and foremost committed to preserving the legacy of Douglass High School. However, it is also committed to spearheading conversations on issues that adversely impact the lives of Kingsport’s African-American residents.


United Way of Greater Kingsport’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to address health and human service needs effectively.

American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 and is the nation’s largest Veterans organization. We are advocates of patriotism, honor and continued devotion to youth, our fellow service members and veterans.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee’s mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one, mentoring relationships.

Kingsport Tomorrow’s mission is to improve the community through citizen participation in determining our future.

Susan G, Komen for the Cure is a grant-making organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Palmer Center Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia by awarding grants and scholarships to meet individual, group and/or community needs.

ALS Association’s mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives.

 

Intercity Ballet Theatre of Kingsport

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Indoor Facilities

Billiard, air hockey, ping pong table, 2 full size gymnasiums. Gym #1 has 2 main and 2 side basketball goals, regulation volleyball court, and 50-seat capacity. Gym #2 has 2 main goals and 4 portable goals, 2 regulation volleyball courts, and 250-seat capacity.


Meeting/banquet room with a small catering kitchen available for an additional charge.

Two conference rooms with various seating capacities.
 

Outdoor Facilities

Full-court basketball, playground equipment for kids, 2 lighted tennis courts, multipurpose field, and splashpad.

 

V. O. Dobbins Sr., Complex,

Room, Gym, & Field Rental FEES
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1. Douglas Room – (Includes Tables and Chairs)

(a) City residents, individual & groups,
per hour (2-hour minimum)...................................... $25.00

(b) City residents, individual & groups, per hour, event
with Sales/Tickets (2 hour minimum) ......................... $28.00

(c) Non-City residents, individual & groups,
per hour (2-hour minimum) ......................................$40.00

(d) Non-City residents, individual & groups, per hour, event
with Sales/Tickets (2 hour minimum) ......................... $45.00

(e) Equipment Fees

     --LCD Projector and Screen, per event...................... $40.00

(f) Catering Kitchen .......................................................
     --Use w/Douglass Rm no food preparation, per event .... $25.00
     --Use w/Douglass Rm for food preparation, per event .... $40.00

(g) Damage Deposit – 50% of rental fee may apply at the discretion of the Landlord
 

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3. Gym #1 Rental – (Excludes Concession Rights)

(a) Gymnasium Usage, per hour (2-hour minimum) ................... $30.00

(b) Use of Locker Room/Showers (per day for event) ................. $20.00

          (c) Gymnasium Rental Deposit (per day of use) ...................$50.00*
            (*Must be paid at time of reservation to hold gym)
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4. Gym #2 Rental – (Excludes Concession Rights)

(a) Gymnasium Usage, per hour (2-hour minimum) ................... $40.00

(b) Use of Locker Room/Showers (per day for event) ................. $20.00

          (c) Gymnasium Rental Deposit (per day of use) ...................$50.00*
            (*Must be paid at time of reservation to hold gym)

5. Vendor Fee, Gyms 1 and 2 per event with Sales/Tickets……… $30.00


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Eastman Foundation Conference Rm. per hour (2-hour minimum) .. $13.00
     (2nd Floor of non-profit wing at VO Dobbins)

(a) Eastman Foundation Conference Room per hour Event with Sales/Tickets
          (2 hour minimum).... $15.00
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Field Rental
(a) Per Hour (3-hour minimum) .................................................... $20.00

(b) Per Hour (3-hour minimum) event with Sales/Tickets ..................... $22.00

(c) Use of Lights, per day ........................................................... $10.00


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Parking Lot without Gym/Bathroom Access (Does not include tables and chairs)

(a) 8-hour minimum....................................... $100.00

(b) Additional time, per hour............................. $20.00

(c) Parking Lot with Bathroom Access................... $125.00
 

 

 


City of Kingsport

Parks & Recreation 

V. O. Dobbins Community Center

301 Louis Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

423-224-2428 or 224-2489

 

 

 

 

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