Pokemon in the Parks set for this weekend

Johnson City Transit and Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer Pokémon in the Parks. This Friday, Saturday and Monday (July 22nd, 23rd & 25th), players can ride a new Transit bus to Johnson City parks, where Pokémon are known to gather. The routes will travel from the Transit Station at 137 W. Market St. to Founders Park, Memorial Park Community Center, and Winged Deer Park. Each Pokémon in the Parks run will last approximately two hours, with 30 minutes spent at each park.

“We wanted to provide Pokémon Go players a safe way to gather Pokémon at City facilities,” said Transit Planner Bradley Osborne. “This eliminates some of the dangers of searching for Pokémon while driving and venturing into potentially dangerous areas.” Pokémon Go players of all ages are invited to ride but those 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Portable battery chargers will be available on buses for players’ convenience. “Lures will be placed at various Pokéstops to enhance players' chances of catching a good Pokémon,” said Sam Miller, recreation services manager for Parks and Recreation. “We hope players enjoy some of our City’s parks and recreation facilities while playing Pokémon Go.”

This event is free but space on the Transit buses is limited, and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

CLICK HERE for maps and complete schedule.

Lakeside Concert Series Kick Off

Winged Deer Park @ Goulding Amphitheatre - 7pm

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and your dancing shoes. Johnson City Parks and Recreation department presents their free Lakeside Concert Series taking place at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre off Carroll Creek Road. Sponsors include Bristol Broadcasting, DOTHERT Recording Studio, Johnson City Parks and Recreation, and the News and Neighbor.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:
• Thursday, July 14, 7-9 p.m. – Bakersfield Band
• Thursday, July 21, 7-9 p.m. – Southern Countrymen Band
• Thursday, July 28, 7-9 p.m. – Benny Wilson Band
• Thursday, Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. – Ivy Road
• Thursday, Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m. – Lauren Cole Band
• Thursday, Aug. 18, 7-9 p.m. – Gospel Night
• Thursday, Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m. – Kids Our Age
• Sunday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. – Johnson City Symphony

For more information, call (423)283-5815, email jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org or visit www.facebook.com/jcparkstn.

4th Annual Kids Triathlon

It's that time of year again! Memorial Park Community Center is hosting the fourth annual kids triathlon on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The race is open to ages 6-12 yr old participants. Participants are responsible for bringing their own bikes, helmets, and goggles and must arrive by 8 a.m. to have bikes in the transition area and to check-in. Race begins at 9 a.m.

Ages 6-8 - swim 50 meters, bike 1 mile, run .5 mile - Register Online - Click here for map.
Ages 9-10 - swim 100 meters, bike 1.5 mile, run 1 mile - Register Online - Click here for map.
Ages 11-12 - swim 150 meters, bike 2 miles, run 1.5 mile - Register Online - Click here for map.

You may register online or you may register between normal business hours at Memorial Park Community Center (510 Bert Street) from 7 am-9 pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm. Check or cash is required for payment at the center. Credit cards may only be used during online transactions. Early registration is now - August 12 @ $25.00. Late registration is August 13-19 @ $35.00. There will be no registration day of race. Early registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt and medal.

For more information, please contact MPCC at (423) 434-5749


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