1630 Fort Henry Drive

J. Fred Johnson Park, located at the intersection of Fort Henry Drive and North Eastman Road, is a 6 acre community park. This park was the first city park created in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The Park features include:

A few pieces of playground equipment for ages 3-6 years, park benches, and the Veterans Memorial.

Veterans Memorial

Phase one of the Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 2008. Phase two was dedicated November 11, 2015.

Features include:

  • 2100 inscribed pavers with the names of fallen soldiers who gave their lives in service to our country from World War I through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Battleships, veterans and military achievements are also honored on the pavers.
  • Six 7-foot tall black granite monoliths that bear maps of the theaters of operation where soldiers served. All veterans who gave their lives in conflict are honored on these. A section of the Memorial that pays tribute to each branch of the Armed Services.
  • An engraved-in relief walkway that identifies engagements in various wars
  • Ornamental landscaping
  • Resting benches
  • Decorative lighting
  • A granite/bronze tribute to the Kingsport Garden Club for the Dogwoods planted in memoriam of the veterans
  • Over 450 tons pounds of red granite from India
  • A lighted flag pole with American and POW flags
  • Sponsorship plaques recognizing all the donors and contributors

J. Fred Johnson Park and Veterans Memorial is open dawn to dark, except when scheduled for events.

For more information contact 423-229-9457.

Pet FriendlyPlayground

1630 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660

Hours:

Open dawn to dark, except when scheduled for events. For more information contact 423-229-9457.

Reservations:

For reservations contact 423-229-9457.