The Kingsport Greenbelt is a linear park that connects residential neighborhoods, traditional parks, downtown commercial districts, schools, and activity centers. It features a pathway that meanders along gentle streams, wanders through marshlands, glides across open meadows, and passes historic buildings and houses that have been preserved and restored.
The Park features include:
- A 10 mile paved or concrete trail with access points to neighborhoods, shopping centers, schools, and other parks. Trail width varies from 6′-10′.
- Water fountains/refill stations
- Outdoor restrooms and/or portolets
- Park Benches
- Picnic shelters
- Fishing piers
- Boat ramps
- A children’s playground
- Mileage markers
- An emergency call station
- Lighting in designated areas
- Blue bird boxes and birding areas For more information about birding visit the Kingsport Birding Trail website
- Information signage
- A piece of outdoor fitness equipment (bench press, elyptical)
- Bicycle racks
- A bicycle repair station
- Bicycle air pump
Kingsport Greenbelt Use Rules
- Ride, walk, or skate to the Right (Allow others to pass on the Left)
- Be considerate of others. Ride, walk, or skate no more than two abreast. Stay off of private property. Abide by all noise ordinances.
- When bicycling or skating, warn those you are passing from behind. Yield to pedestrians. Maintain speed appropriate to conditions. Maintain control of equipment at all times.
- Children using the trail should be accompanied by an adult.
- Use pathways only during daylight hours.
- Leave vegetation undisturbed and protected.
- Keep pets on a short leash at all times.
- Report all vandalism.
- Deposit all trash in litter receptacles.
- Drugs, alcohol, hunting, shooting, open fires, horses, and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
- Walking Trails
Kingsport Greenbelt FAQ's
Are dogs allowed on the Greenbelt?
Dogs are allowed on the Greenbelt and are required to be on a leash, in a safely controlled manner. Pet owners should bring pet waste disposal bags and pick up after their animals. Pet waste bags may be disposed of in trash receptacles located beside the trail.
Are motorized wheelchairs, E-bikes, and Segways allowed on the Greenbelt?
E-bikes, motorized wheelchairs, and Segways are allowed on the Greenbelt. This type of equipment, when on the trail, should be kept at low speeds and utilized in a safe manner. All other forms of motorized vehicles are prohibited, except when authorized.
Are there restrooms and water fountains on the Greenbelt?
Water fountains and water refill stations are located at various Greenbelt trailheads. The Greenbelt has a limited number of restrooms and portable toilet systems.
Is the Greenbelt open for use all the time?
The Greenbelt is a linear park and open dawn-dusk. Use of the Greenbelt may be restricted, as needed, for maintenance and during construction projects. The Greenbelt is closed when flooded and during other severe weather conditions.
What is the length of the Greenbelt?
The Greenbelt is approximately 10 miles in length. The exact distance of the trail varies, depending on route taken. Mileage markers are placed beside the trail every ½ mile. Mileage on the trail is measured going East to West and begins at Cleek Road.
Where are the parking lots for Greenbelt access located and is a map of the trail available?
Greenbelt Wayfinding signs posted along city streets direct traffic to Trailhead entrances for the Greenbelt. Parking access is available at Trailhead locations which are identified on the Kingsport Greenbelt map.
Where can the Greenbelt be accessed and is a map of the trail available?
Trailhead locations are identified by Wayfinding signs and can be found on the Greenbelt map. The map can be found on the Kingsport Greenbelt website: https://www.kingsportgreenbelt.com/