Category: Front Page News

2019 Kingsport Parks and Recreation Survey

Kingsport Parks and Rec Survey

If you want to help shape the future of Kingsport Parks and Recreation, including parks, programs and more. Please take a few minutes and fill out a quick survey!

Passport to the Parks

Passport to the Parks is a program developed specifically for Visit Kingsport where families can find information and activities about area Kingsport Parks. This will be a fun and engaging way for families to spend time together, exercise, and learn all about what Kingsport has to offer. We want families to spend the day exploring a park, completing challenges, and collecting rubbings from medallions located at specified parks.

Evening Christmas Tour at Allandale Mansion

Did you miss the Christmas Tours at Allandale last weekend? Here is another opportunity to join us for an evening installment of our popular Christmas tours, presented by the Friends of Allandale. December 15, 2019 (Sunday) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Admission: $5.00 No charge for children 6 and under.

Letters to Santa!

Santa is busy getting ready for the holiday season and would love to hear from his friends! November 12 – December 13 V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex will be accepting and sorting letters to Santa. A special letter box has been placed next to the Gym for drop off or you can mail your letter to the… Read more »

Kingsport Breaks Ground on Miracle Field Project

The support for the Kingsport Miracle Field project has been nothing short of amazing. In a fairly short amount of time, people from all walks of life and businesses large and small came forward to donate, with nearly $2 million raised so far for the project. As City Manager Chris McCartt said during a groundbreaking… Read more »

Greenbelt Extension to Cleek Road Set for Completion This Month

Recently a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation allowed the city to make plans to lengthen the trail by about a mile on the Exchange Place side. Since April, these plans have been put into action, with the project expected to be completed this month. When construction is finished, walkers will have the option… Read more »

Clean Sweep Kingsport Event!

Join us as we “Clean Sweep Kingsport”! Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time:  9am – Noon Locations: Kingsport Greenbelt – Meet at Parking Lot Adjacent to PetsMart Holston River – Meet at Rotherwood Bridge Access Point on Greenbelt. For more information, Call 392-8814 or Email rcleary@kingsportchamber.org Event is sponsored by: Keep Kingsport Beautiful, BAE Systems,… Read more »

Kingsport covers funding gap to allow Miracle Field project to proceed

KINGSPORT — Construction of the Miracle Field project will begin in the near future thanks to action taken by the city last week. During a recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, elected officials unanimously approved an amendment to the lease agreement for the old General Shale property. The Kingsport Economic Development Board — the… Read more »

Kingsport Veterans Memorial receives new sentinel

By Matthew Lane KINGSPORT — A new sentinel now stands watch over the Kingsport Veterans Memorial. The 6-foot, 4-inch tall bronze statue — meant to represent all branches of the U.S. Military — was placed on a granite pedestal in the plaza area of the memorial on Monday. It will be dedicated at a Veterans… Read more »

Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk Dedication

Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk Dedication Join us and celebrate the Greenbelt’s newest addition   KINGSPORT, TN – The outdoor trail that connects one end of Kingsport to the other has a new addition – the Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk. Join us for a dedication on November 30 at 11:00 a.m. The boardwalk is located at the Greenbelt… Read more »