257 Walker Street
Lynn View High School, Sullivan County, Tennessee, opened it’s doors to the first students in the fall of 1948, with the first graduating class crossing the stage in the spring of 1949. The school colors chosen were green and white, with the school mascot being the Lynx.
The new high school served the communities of Lynn Garden, Bell Ridge, West View, Fort Robinson, Cedar Grove, Bloomingdale and Orebank. The last graduating class crossed the threshold in the spring of 1980 and Lynn View ceased to exist as a high school. The facilities served as Lynn View Middle School until 2003. Tri Cities Christian School used the school until 2008. The City of Kingsport opened the facility as a community center in 2010. The facility offers the Kingsport community several different uses and capabilities. A satellite branch of the Senior Center, meeting spaces, athletic leagues, summer camps and after school programs are just a few of the things offered at the center. An exercise/equipment area, game room and gymnasium are also available for public use during designated times.
Rental Spaces Available Include:
Gymnasium – Maximum capacity 1,000 persons. The gymnasium has a high school regulation size hardwood/parquet floor. It is climate controlled, has stadium bleachers and an electronic scoreboard. The gymnasium is equipped for adult basketball, volleyball and pickleball. Regular rentals are 2 hour minimum.
Football Field – The natural turf, lighted football field is high school regulation size. It has grandstand bleachers, a PA system and an electronic scoreboard. Estimated grandstand seating capacity of 1,000. Regular rentals are a 2 hour minimum. Full service concessions are available (operated by volunteer organizations). The Pee Wee football program at Lynn View is operated by the Lynn View Sports Club.
Baseball/Softball Fields – A dirt infield, fenced/unlighted baseball/softball field, LF/280’CF/210 RF and a dirt infield, fenced/unlighted baseball/softball field, LF/200’CF/190’ RF. The field has bleacher seating and an electric scoreboard. Full service concessions are available (operated by volunteer organizations). The Lynn Garden Sports Club operates youth baseball activities and leagues at the park.
Meeting Rooms – Cafeteria – The room has a tile floor, a refrigerator and a warming/serving island with a capacity of 75 people. Regular rentals are a 3-hour minimum and tables/chairs are provided. Multi-purpose Room – The room is a small meeting space with a capacity of 25 people. Regular rentals are a 3-hour minimum and tables/chairs are provided.
Other The Lynn View Community Center parking lot and green space may be rented for events and activities.
Rental hours for the Lynn View Community Center vary and the facility is closed on City observed holidays. Lynn View Park is open dawn to dark, except when scheduled for events.
For more information about Lynn View Community Center programs and facility reservations contact 423-224-2428.
For more information about Senior Center programs at the Lynn View branch site, contact 423-765-9047.