Miracle Field Wins Project of The Year

Kingsport, Tennessee – December 2, 2020

The Kingsport Miracle Field was recently honored with the Mark Miller Tennessee Public Works Project of the Year Award.

The Miracle Field Complex features a rubberized baseball field, along with an adaptive playground, pavilion, and concessions. It was built to accommodate special needs children, wounded warriors, and others. The support for the project was overwhelming and shows how generous the Kingsport community is. Making baseball accessible to all is a great way to bring people together, from those playing on the field to the parents and volunteers supporting them. This field was a highly successful project that will benefit the community for years to come.

“In many ways, this project turned out to be such a breath of fresh air,” said Deputy City Manager Ryan McReynolds. “I’m very proud of how the design and construction of this field, which is different than a standard baseball field, came together through various city organizations, such as Barge Design Solutions and Visit Kingsport.”

The Project of the Year award, given by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TCAPWA), recognizes a project within the state of Tennessee that emphasizes outstanding planning, construction, and management. Kingsport’s success with the Miracle Field Complex is an excellent example of how a public works department can operate as a team to produce high-end results.

For more information about Kingsport’s parks and playgrounds, please visit kingsportparksandrecreation.org.



Online Dog Park Registration Now Available!


We are excited to announce new and existing members can now register for Kingsport’s DOGwood Park online!


City Resident – $21.00 (1st Dog); $10 (per Additional Dog)
Non Resident – $26.00 (1st Dog); $15 (per Additional Dog)

*A merchant Fee of $3.00 Will be also be Applied to All Credit and Debit Card Payments.

How to register:

Click here to access the eTrak online registration portal.

– Customers will be required to sign in. If you are a NEW member, you can create an account following the steps in the online portal. If you are an EXISTING member, please call the Kingsport Parks and Recreation office (423.224.2525) to acquire your login details.

– Follow the steps outlined in the registration process. Please note the release for liability and rules/regulations for use of the park.

– Once you have completed the checkout process, you will need to email [ParkRecAdmin@KingsportTN.gov] or fax [423.229.9362] a copy of the vaccination records from the Veterinarian office as well as a completed registration form. This form will be emailed to you following payment or you may download the form here.

NOTE: Dogs are required to have the following vaccinations: Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, and Rabies.

Once you have completed payment and Parks and Recreation staff have received vaccination records, a Key card and Dog Tag will be mailed to you. EXISTING members should keep the same key card and the card will remain active. In the event your key card has become deactivated, please allow 3-5 business days for the card to become active. The new dog tag will be mailed to you.

If you have questions or concerns please call 423.224.2525. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we venture through this new process. Customers are still welcome to come into the office to register Monday – Friday (8am-5pm). Please do not bring your dog with you to register. Note, In accordance with Sullivan County Executive Order One, we require the use of face coverings or masks while inside the office.

KPR Reopenings and Closures During COVID-19

Kingsport Parks and Recreation to Reopen Offices and Resume Rentals


On Monday, June 1, Kingsport Parks and Recreation offices will reopen and rentals will resume with limited capacity and social distancing guidelines. We encourage those wishing to reserve rental spaces to schedule an appointment to come into the office by calling (423) 229-9457.

Most parks along with the Kingsport Greenbelt have remained open to the public during the closure.
Playgrounds are now open and available for use as of May 22, 2020.
The Scott Adams Skate Park is now open and available for use as of June 3, 2020.

The following facilities and parks will remain CLOSED to the public until further notice:

  • Riverview Splash Pad
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Indoor Gymnasiums
  • Lynn View Community Center

*Please note, Centennial Park is open along with the restroom facility; however, the fountain IS NOT operational at this time.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we transition to the reopening phase. Citizens entering offices are encouraged to wear a mask. If you feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, Kingsport Parks and Recreation asks for your safety, staff, and other visitors, do not visit at this time.

Clean Sweep Kingsport Event!

Join us as we “Clean Sweep Kingsport”!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time:  9am – Noon


  • 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, Eastman Credit Union, & Ballad Health.

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 economic development arm of the city — owns the property and is leasing it back to the city.

The amendment calls for annual payments from the city to the KEDB for up to $214,000 a year for 10 years. However, based on donations received for the Miracle Field project, the payments are expected to be more in the neighborhood of $135,000 a year for 10 years.

Read more at Kingsport Times-News Online

Kingsport Centennial Park opening

The City of Kingsport celebrated the opening of a new park on Saturday, August 26th. Enjoy the photographs from this special event and share with your friends and social media accounts..

Cattails at MeadowView

1901 Meadowview Parkway

Opened in 1998, Cattails at MeadowView in Kingsport quickly became recognized as one of the top public golf courses in Tennessee. The course, a Denis Griffiths design, features Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens, boasting picturesque holes that lie at the base of scenic Bays Mountain.

The links-style front nine at Cattails at MeadowView offers gently rolling terrain, combined with greenside mounds and bunkers. The back nine features a target golf experience meandering through the woods, highlighted by two memorable risk-and-reward par 5’s.

Displaying a moderate number of sand bunkers, a winding stream, six beautiful lakes, wide fairways and large putting greens, it is a fair yet challenging test of golf. Four sets of tee complexes allow golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the challenge posed by this magnificent par 71 layout.

We pride ourselves on maintaining some of the best quality playing conditions in northeast Tennessee, while also providing world-class service for an enjoyable experience. We look forward to having you join us for your next golf event!

For more information contact 423-578-6622 or visit the website at www.cattailsgolf.com

(Cattails at Meadowview is not managed by Kingsport Parks and Recreation)

Borden Park – Basketball Courts

20160906-basketball bordenKingsportParksandRec901 Lamont Street Borden Park is a 17 acre neighborhood park with many recreational components. The Park features: An asphalt outdoor basketball court located adjacent to the community building in the park.  A water fountain and seating areas are located close to the court. A walking trail, tennis courts, children’s playground equipment, horseshoe pits, outdoor restrooms and/or portolets, park benches, 7 picnic shelters, an arboretum and a community building are also available in the park. Borden Park is open daily dawn to dark. For more information contact 423-224-2489.

Lynn View Community Center Walking Path

Copy Content: 257 Walker Street

Adjacent to Lynn View Community Center is a neighborhood park.  The park and walking areas are open dawn to dark except when scheduled for events.  

The park features:

A paved 8’ wide, 3 lane running track.  The track has lighting for after hours walking

For information contact 423-????

2015-2016 Adult Basketball Programs

Kingsport Parks and Recreation is now registering teams for its Adult Basketball Leagues.

All teams must abide by the eligibility requirements mandated in the 2015-2016 rules.

The entry fee is $350 per team with a $10 non-resident fee for all players who live outside Kingsport City limits.


All fees must be paid in full at time of registration.

Deadline for registration is Friday, October 30th at 5.30 pm.

Each team must register through the Athletics office at the Civic Auditorium

Leagues Offered:

• Men’s Open
• Industrial
• Church
• Women’s 3-on-3  ($75 per team(

For more information, call the KPR Athletics Office at (423) 229-9458 or email matthewelkins@kingsporttn.gov

Kingsport Parks & Rec Softball Scrapbook



A terrific summer season for Parks and Rec softball at parks all across Kingsport. From thrilling games to amazing feats, the ball parks were alive with fans and the sound of baseball and plenty of fun. We’ve collected some of the best final moments and trophy winners in the 2015 Parks and Recreation scrapbook. Check out the photos below for your favorite team.

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