J. Fred Johnson Park
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.
A few pieces of playground equipment for ages 3-6 years, park benches, and the Veterans Memorial.
Phase one of the Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 2008. Phase two was dedicated November 11, 2015.
- 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
- A touchscreen kiosk that allows visitors to search for a veteran’s paver either by name or branch of service, and will display a map of where that paver is located in the memorial.
- You can explore the park’s history and see other information about the Veteran’s Memorial by visiting https://www.kingsportveteransmemorial.org/
J. Fred Johnson Park and Veterans Memorial is open dawn to dark, except when scheduled for events.
For more information contact 423-229-9457.
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