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Johnson City Parks and Recreation provides a variety of recreation programs, activities and special events throughout the year.
Some programs require pre-registration. Online registration is not available for some programs. Watch for new program offerings throughout the year.  For more information about our offerings or new program ideas call 423-283-5820 or Email us at jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org.

CLICK ON THE LINK below for details about the class/program

 
 
Afterschool Programs
 
Afterschool (Grades K-12)

The after-school programs follow the school year calendar. The program provides expanded learning opportunities that support developmentally appropriate cognitive, social, physical and emotional outcomes. The program provides a balance of academic support, arts and cultural enrichment, unstructured play, volunteer work and community service, recreation and nutrition counseling. Transportation is provided from select schools and includes a healthy snack.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Dates: Begins August 12th.  Pre-registration will take place July 22nd - August 2nd.  
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50/per person per school year (a transportation form must be completed prior to   enrollment)
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Afterschool(Ages 6-12)

The after-school program features interactive virtual play, gym time, snacks, homework assistance, games, arts and crafts and swimming.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday through Friday, Aug. 12 – Dec. 20, 2019
Time: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Cost: $10/month
To register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Aquatics

Aqua Mix (Open to all ages)

This class is a perfect blend of shallow and deep water exercise that will build cardio, strength and flexibility and leave you feeling invigorated for the rest of the day. Enjoy utilizing buoyancy (floatation) belts and resistance equipment to experience a NO IMPACT workout sparing desire for a total body fitness routine. The ability to swim is not required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: RoAnna Onks

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (Ages 15+)
This course is for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. Upon course completion the participant will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials. You must schedule and complete a pre-test before the first night of class. Pre-tests consists of a non-stop 300-meter swim, two minutes of treading water using no hands and a 20-meter brick dive in deep water with no goggles.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Registration open: April - May
Dates: 
Class 1 – April 26, 27, 28, May 4 and 5
Class 2 – May 10, 11, 12, 18, 19
Times: 
Friday: 6-9 p.m. (first weekend only)
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $200/person
For more info call: 423-461-4872

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification (16+)
Class is held the second weekend of the full lifeguarding class. Course is for recertification. You must have taken the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course before you enroll in the program. Completion will provide certification in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR Pro and AED essentials. Certification is good for two years.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Dates: 
Class 1: May 4 and 5
Class 2: May 18 and 1
Time:
Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.
Cost: $100/person
For more info call: 423-461-4872


Arthritis (50+)
This activity can help manage symptoms of arthritis. The pool is equipped with handicap lift.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Therapy Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11-11:40 a.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

Cardio Waves (open to all ages)

High-intensity water aerobics program geared toward individuals who are looking to push their limits. All equipment is provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6 -7 p.m.
Cost: $3/class $35/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Heidi Perry

Dog Swim (Limit 2 dogs per handler)

Bring your furry children for a day of fun in the pool. Dogs must be up to date on vaccines (records are required upon entry) and must be spayed or neutered. Handlers are not allowed in the pool with their dogs.

Location: Legion Street Pool
Date: Sept. 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/dog
For more info call: 423-434-5755


Evening Water Aerobics (Open to all ages)
Get in shape, enjoy a shallow-water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Heidi Perry


Homeschool Swim 
(Open to all ages)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Teaching Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $2/12 and under $3/13+
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

Kayak Roll (Ages 5 and older)
Need a place to practice with your kayak? Kayaks are not provided. This is not an open swim. You must be in your kayak the majority of the time. Requirements: must be able to swim 25 meters freestyle without stopping to participate.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City 
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 7:35-8:45 p.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4872

Lap Swim (Open to all ages)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City

Dates/Times: Mon.-Fri. 7-8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Mon.-Wed, Fri., 7-8:45 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $2/person.  Monthly pass is available [$30/month]
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
 
Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 7:35-8:45 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $2/person
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4872

Lifeguard Party(Open to lifeguards – proof of certification, expired or not, is required)
A fun event dedicated current and former lifeguards who are certified as a lifeguard. Join us for a little fun, food and relaxation.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Sept. 6
Registration Deadline: Aug. 26
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $3/person
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

Masters Swimming (Ages 18+)
Join this group of adult swimming enthusiasts for organized workouts supervised by a professional coach. Participants range in ability from novice to former high school and college athletes. This motivational group will get you into shape, help train you for triathlons and improve your techniques.

Location: Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., Johnson City

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6-7 a.m.
Cost: $50/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-833-5595
Instructor: Chris Coraggio

Mommy and Me (Ages 4 and under)
Bring in your little one when the pool is less crowded for some quality swim time. The shallow end of the pool has been set aside just for you. Swim diapers are required for children who are not potty trained.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Teaching Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday-Friday (May through August)
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.
Dates: Monday-Friday (June and July)
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. 
Cost: $1/visit
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

Morning Water Aerobics (Open to all ages)
Get in shape; enjoy a shallow-water class which combines cardiovascular, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

Instructor: Heidi Perry

Open Swim (Open to all ages)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center LAP Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates/Times: Mon., Wed., Fri. 4-5:45 p.m. Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. Sat., 1-4:45 p.m.
Cost: $2 (12 and under) $3 (13+) Free (3 and under)
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
 
Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Dates/Times: Fri., 7:35-8:45 p.m. Sat., 1-4:45 p.m.
Cost: $2 (12 and under) $3 (13+) Free (3 and under)
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4872

Location: Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., Johnson City
Dates: Memorial Day (May 27) – Aug. 4  (Aug 4 – Sept. 2 weekends only)
Times: Mon. – Sat.  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Sun. 1-6 p.m.
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4856

POOL PARTIES

Note: Saturday party room rentals are held during open swim time. The party room can be rented for one hour so guests can eat and open their gifts. Sunday parties are private parties that run in two-hour time slots. The time includes two hours with two lifeguards and up to 50 guests, which includes swimmers and non-swimmers. Additional fees are required for more guests. Guests will be asked to exit the water minutes 15 minutes prior to the end of their party and exit the building by the end of their party time slot.  

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Dates/Times: Sat., 1-2 p.m., 2:10-3:10 p.m., 3:20-4:20 p.m.
Cost: Party room $25. Swimmers and non-swimmers $1/person per party guest
Dates/Times: Sun., 1-3 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $90/2 hours (2/hr. minimum includes lifeguard)
50-100 swimmers, add 1 guard $35/2 hrs.
101-150 swimmers, add 2 guards $70/2 hrs.
151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $105/2 hrs.
To reserve and for more info call: 423-461-4872

LocationLegion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., Johnson City
Dates/Times: booking begins Memorial Day [May 27th]
Cost: Party room $25. Swimmers and non-swimmers $1/person per party guest
Hourly Cost: $90/2 hours (2/hr. minimum includes lifeguard)
50-100 swimmers, add 1 guard $35/2 hrs.
101-150 swimmers, add 2 guards $70/2 hrs.
151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $105/2 hrs.
To reserve and for more info call: 423-461-4856

Power Walking (Open to all ages)
This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low-impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Heidi Perry

Scout Water Badges 
A time slot has been set aside for Boy and Girl Scout troops to work on their water skills needed to obtain badges. If you would like our team members to assist with instruction, please bring your skill requirements prior to your scheduled date. 
Patrons must exit the pool 15 minutes before the facility closes [typically closes at 9 PM].  

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Dates: Thursdays
Times: 7:35-8:45 p.m.
Cost: $10/groups of 10
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

SilverSneakers® Splash (Ages: 50+)
Splash is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Therapy Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free for SilverSneakers® members, $3/non-members
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Heidi Perry

SWIM LESSONS (AGES 4-16)

Beginner: This level is for beginners who have had little or no experience in the water outside of the bathtub. Swimmers will work to gain confidence and competence in the pool environment, including submersion and breath control. To move into the intermediate level, the swimmer should be able to demonstrate going under water for 5 or more seconds, floating on front and back, doggie paddling and entering and exiting the water safely with little or no assistance.
Intermediate:  This level will allow beginners to complete all skills in the water with no assistance. Swimmers will start developing freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Before moving to the advanced level, swimmers must demonstrate floating on front and back and then regaining to their feet, streamline gliding on front and back with leg action, freestyle arm action with support, backstroke arm action with support, rolling to front and back, sculling and water safety knowledge.
Advanced: This session will develop competency in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Swimmers will also begin learning butterfly and flip turns. Then the skills are completely learned at this level, the swimmer should be ready to join a swim team.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Teaching Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date and Times will vary.  
Cost: $40/session per child for all levels (consists of 30 minute sessions)
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755


Water Aerobics (Open to all ages)
Get in shape and enjoy a shallow-water class which combines cardiovascular, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills required and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month both morning and evening
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Heidi Perry

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $3/class or $30/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Heidi Perry

Arts, Music, Dance

Arts and Crafts  (open to all ages)
Youth will participate in painting, coloring, slime making and special art projects for special occasions

Location
: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Dates: Monday - Friday
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-6237

Dancer’s Dreams (Ages: 3-adults)
Family and multi-class discounts! Moms can add a dance fitness class for only $10.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Mondays (beginning August 12th)
Times/cost:
Tennessee Tumblers, Ages 6-12, 4 -4:30 p.m., $35/month
Tumble Fair Dancers, Ages 3-5, 4:30-5:15 p.m., $40/month
Dazzle Divas, Ages 6-10, 5:15-5:45 p.m. - $35/month
Angel Steps – Praise Dance, Open to all ages – 5:45-6:15 p.m. - $35/month
Classy, Sassy, Hip Hop, Ages: 8+ - 6:15-6:45 p.m. - $35
Gypsy Heart Bollywood, Ages: 8+ - 7:15-7:45 p.m. - $35
To register: Call or text 540-392-9138 Email: WEDNC4U@aol.com
Instructor: Dancer’s Dreams Performing Arts Academy

Dancer’s Dreams 3-Day Camps

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: July 11, 12 and 13  NOTE: July 13 classes will start at 10 a.m.
Princess Unicorn Camp – Ages 3-5 - $45/person due first day of camp
Perfectly Paris Modeling & Dance Camp – Ages 6-10 - $45/person due first day of camp
Angel Steps Praise Dance Camp – Ages: All ages - $35/person
Hip Hop Magic Moves Camp – Ages 8-Adult - $35/person

Elementary Art (Ages: 6-11)
Must preregister. Discover, design and use countless mediums to make your imagination a reality. Kids are encouraged to socialize with their peers while creating awesome art pieces. Participants should be able to work independently.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $4/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749


Homeschool Art (Ages: 4-11)

Homeschoolers will have the opportunity to create, do and express feelings and experiences through painting and drawing.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Fridays August 99, 16, 23, 30
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

Group Guitar Lessons(Open to all ages)
Students will learn the basic fundamentals of music theory, guitar tablature reading, basic chords and technique. You must bring your own guitar.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Aug. 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10
Time: 2 sessions available: 4 – 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Cost: $4/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Jr. G’s(Ages: 6-12)
This program teaches youth the art of gardening, composting, work farming, greenhouse use, herbs and food preservation.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (June – Aug.)
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-8830



Mother’s Day Craft
(Ages: 6-12)
Join us and make a surprise for mom.           

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Dates: May 7
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-6237

Preschool Art (ages: 3-5)
This class explores painting, drawing and using various mediums. This is a great age to learn independence and gain confidence through following instructions. Please dress your child in appropriate paint clothes. Parental assistance is required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To Register: Register in person at Memorial Park Community CenterInstructor: Mary Lee Baker

Tot Art (Ages: 18 months – 2 ½)
Must preregister. This creative arts program introduces your little artist to the basics of painting and coloring. We use non-toxic crayons, marker and washable paint. Parental assistance is required. Paint clothes recommended.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Fridays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Cost: $3/class
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

Fitness and Exercise

Aikido (Open to all ages)
The class introduces and furthers your training in this modern Japanese martial art, including its physical and philosophical aspects of conflict resolution. Participants will learn techniques involving empty wooden sword (boken) and short staff (jo). Weapons help to understand movement and spacing (ma ai). Requirements include the ability to get up off the floor unassisted and show respect for the instructor and others in the class. Participants should wear long sleeves and long pants to class.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, TN
Dates: Mondays
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Beginner Yoga(Ages: 16+)
Learn basic yoga poses and strengthen balance and flexibility.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesdays beginning May 14
Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Cost: $6/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Bells and Barre (Ages: 16+)
This class will fuse the popular Kettlebell AMPD and Barre class together. It will be a combination of the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics and strength all in one class. This is a total body workout focusing on specific areas such as arms, legs, core and cardio. You will find your body being sculpted and see results that get you into amazing shape.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Thursdays
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $6/class
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Kids Yoga(Open to all ages)
Join us for yoga, games, mindfulness and tons of fun. Be prepared to practice yoga while laughing, dancing and singing. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesdays beginning May 14
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $6/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Postpartum Yoga (Open to all ages)
Perfect for beginners. Through gentle, targeted yoga, join us in strengthening abdomen, pelvic, back muscles and other areas that have changed or been injured during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. We will address common issues in this phase of life and provide a space for you to connect with other moms. Bring your infant to class. Childcare will be provided for older children.
           
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesdays beginning May 16
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $6/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Prenatal Yoga(Ages: 18+)
Perfect for beginners, all stages of pregnancy will benefit from this class. Prenatal yoga will help you prepare for childbirth and the postpartum period through specific yoga postures, breathing exercises and connecting to other moms in the class. We will also address common pregnancy concerns like digestion, constipation, swelling and discomfort. Childcare provided.
           
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesdays beginning May 14
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $6/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Stretch and Sculpt Yoga(Ages: 18+)
Join us for a softer, gentler and more flowing class. There will be mostly floor work and encouragement of those who are stiff and suffering from winter cold. This will be a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques.
           
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cost: $5/class or $35/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Dixie Neth
 
Strides with Strollers(Open to all ages)
Whether you’re looking to meet other moms or for a place to work out while your little one strolls along, this is the class for you. The 30-minute walk/run will have an option for body toning.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Wednesday and Friday beginning Aug. 7
            Time: 9-9:45 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
WERQ(Ages 16+)
This is a wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. It is a format for everybody and every body! Classes are a judgement free zone where you can do you and be you. No dance experience needed. There are few moves and easy to follow steps.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates/time: Tuesdays – 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Saturdays – 11 a.m. - noon
            Cost: $5/class
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Weight Room(Ages: 13+)
The room is designed for fitness and health and includes a universal weight station, free weights, bench press and squat bar.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: Year-round Monday through Sunday
            Time: Mon.-Fri. – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sat. – noon-6 p.m.  Sun. – 1-6 p.m.
            Cost: Women and ages 18/under - $5/month Ages 19+ - $7/month
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Zumba(Ages: 16+)
We take the “work” out of workout by mixing low – and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
           
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $5/class
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Ashley Whitson, licensed Zumba 

Nature

Buffalo Mountain Sunrise Hike
(Open to all ages)
Join us for this sunrise hike! We will head out at 6 a.m. to catch the sunrise on White Rock. NOTE: there is a lot of moderate uphill on the front end of the hike. Then we will continue on the White Rock Loop to the other side of the park as we make our way back down on the 3.5 mile hike. Bring water and a camera. You never know what you will see.
Location: Buffalo Mountain Park, 5070 High Ridge Road, Johnson City
Date: Aug. 24
Time: 6 – 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821
Instructor: Connie Deegan
 
Discover Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek(Open to all ages)
Explore classic wetland, meadow and hardwood forest habitats; this park has a lot going on! Anticipate a slow-paced mile walk, stopping often for viewing and explanations of this natural world. There is some steep, but short uphill as we navigate the ridge.

Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek, 1220 King Springs Road, Johnson City
Date: Aug. 24
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821
Instructor: Connie Deegan
 
Salamander Hike(Open to all ages)
Hikers will meet at the Harris Pavilion in the upper loop.  We live in the salamander capital! Not of Tennessee, not of the Southeast, or the U.S., but the world! Salamanders are amphibians like their noisy and better known cousins the frogs and toads. After a brief discussion, we will head down to nice and cool Catbird Creek to do some salamander sleuthing and see what we can find. We will carefully identify and release.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Park, 5070 High Ridge Road, Johnson City
Date: May 25
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821
Instructor: Connie Deegan


Preschool Programs

Kiddo Kickball (Ages: 2-3)
Kiddos will pitch, kick, catch and run bases to develop teamwork.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org.
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Toddler Tennis (Ages: 3-4)
Toddlers will learn tennis exercises through running, jumping, twisting, turning, hopping and a whole lot more.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Aug., 6, 13, 20, 17
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Cost: $2/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Preschool PE (Ages: 3-5)
Learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreational sports, playground games and many more. The class encourages team building, sportsmanship and fair play.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday (beginning September 3rd)
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register: Register in person          
For more info call: 423-434-5749

sports and recreation

High School Basketball League (Ages: 16-19 boys and girls)
Eight players to a team. T-shirt provided.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: May 7 – Aug. 1
Times: TBA
Cost: $25/player
To Register: Register in person at Carver Recreation Center
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Homeschool P.E. (Ages 6+)
Learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreational sports, playground games and many more.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesday and Thursday (beginning September 3rd)
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749
To Register: Register in person at MPCC

Homeschool Tennis (Ages: 6+)
Students will learn the basic and fundamentals while having fun in group and individual games.

Location:Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Fridays (beginning September 6th)
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Open Gym (Open to all ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Court 1 open for shoot-around, court 2 will be open for pick-up games.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates/Times:  Monday – Friday (subject to changes/closed on 1st and 3rd Fridays)
Times (beginning June 3rd): M-F  1 - 5 p.m.  Saturday – 1 - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Sports and Agility Class(Ages: 12-17)
Whether you are looking to compete in sports or just want some training to get faster and stronger, this class is for you.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Monday – Thursday (beginning August 12th)
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Sunday Basketball League(Ages: 18+)
Bring your “A” game! Eight players to a team. T-shirt provided.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: May 19 – Aug. 12
Time: TBA
Cost: $25/player
To register: Register in person at Carver Recreation Center
For more info call: 423-461-8830
 

Tennis (Open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
First come. first served. Tennis courts are available for reservation.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Monday through Friday
Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

SPECIAL NEEDS

Adaptive Recreation(Open to all ages)
Class is filled with recreation games and activities to allow individuals with physical and developmental disabilities to participate in sports recreation. This is a beginner class that teaches the basic rules of each game.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Wednesdays, 

Wednesdays through May 22 will resume Aug. 7
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

The Saturday Special (Ages: 5-12)
Designed for children with special needs, the program offers stimulating activities such as, painting, games and swimming.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749


 Special Events 

 
Tot Triathlon(Ages: 2-6)
It’s a great family fun day and it’s never too early to start thinking about a healthy lifestyle. Preschoolers will run the bases at TVA Credit Union Ballpark (Cardinal Park), transition to the bike portion where they will ride the designated distance (1.5 miles) encounter some water obstacles and end with a wet and watery finish. Participants should bring their Big Wheels, bicycle or tricycle, swim suit, towel and helmet. Snacks will be provided at the finish line.
           
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Aug. 17
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $10/person by June 2.  June 3-8: $15/person
To register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org  There will be NO day of registration.
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Teens

TEEN Center(Grades 7-12)
Different activities on a daily basis such as: Xbox, billiards, foosball, and arts and crafts. The center is safe, fun and supervised.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Dates: Monday – Thursday
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Teen Room(Ages: 11-17)
Join us as we open our new Teen Game Room and gym. We have an Xbox gaming system, foosball table, billiard tables and table tennis available each afternoon.

            Location: Keystone Community Center, 508 Cranberry St., Johnson City
            Date: Monday - Friday
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Teen Game Night(Ages: 11-17)
Snacks and beverages are served. Surprises of ice cream and pizza will be added periodically. Bring your friends and socialize with the gang at MPCC while playing Xbox, tWall or EyePlay.
           
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson
Dates: Thursdays beginning Aug. 8
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749 

Teen Trivia(Ages: 13-17)
Join us for a fun night of trivia, games and pizza.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Third Thursday (beginning in August)
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking for a chance to give back to the community, we offer many opportunities. Much of what we do is made possible through our dedicated and hard-working family of volunteers. Not only do volunteers save the city financial resources each year, they also allow us to do a number of things we simply could not afford to do otherwise. In the process, volunteers help strengthen our community and make Johnson City a great place to live, work and PLAY!

To volunteer call – 423-283-5815