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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.

 AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS  PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
 AQUATICS  SPORTS AND RECREATION
 ARTS, MUSIC AND DANCE  SPECIAL EVENTS
 CAMPS  SPECIAL NEEDS
 FITNESS AND EXCERCISE  TEENS
 NATURE  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Afterschool (Ages 6-18)
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 selected schools and includes a healthy snack.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Dates: September - December
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

AQUATICS

Arthritis (50+)
This activity can help manage symptoms of arthritis using floatation belts. 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
Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:  6-7 p.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
Instructor: Heidi Perry

FINZ (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 your day. Enjoy utilizing buoyance (floatation) belts and resistance equipment to experience a no impact workout.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Cost: $3/class $35/month
To register: Register in person
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 are needed and all equipment is provided.

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

Homeschool Swim (Open to all ages)
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, Teaching Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $3/13+  $2/12 and under

Lap Swim (Open to all ages)
Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates/Times: Monday through Friday 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-8:45 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $2/visit or $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. Sat. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $2/visit
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4872

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 up)
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 – Aug.)
Time: noon-1 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. 

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 Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 4-545 p.m.
Cost: $2/12 and under  $3/13+  Free 3/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/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.
Cost: $2/12 and under  $3/13+  Free 3/under
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 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

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.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 10-11 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 after the close of open swim.

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Dates: Thursdays
Times: 7:35-8:45 p.m.
Cost: $10/groups of 10
To reserve and for more info call: 423-461-4872

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 five 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
Dates/Time: Dates and times will vary
Cost: $40/session per child for all levels (consists of 30 minute sessions)
To register and for more info call: 423-434-5755

ARTS, MUSIC, DANCE

Books into Looks (Elementary school age)
It may be wrong to judge a book by its cover; books actually are more than simple reading material. Books transform works of literature into works of art. We will decorate, draw, paint and scribble in books provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Wednesdays September 18 – December 11
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
Preregistration required: call 423-434-5749
For more info call: 423434-5749

Books into Looks (Teens and adults)
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesdays September 17 – December 10
Time: 6-8  p.m.
Cost: $3/class
Preregistration required: call 423-434-5749
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
Times/Cost:
Tennessee Tumble Fairy Dancers, Ages 3-5 – 4:30 p.m.
Dazzle Divas/Tennessee Tumblers, Ages 6-10 – 5:15 p.m.
Angel Steps – Praise Dance, 6-adult – 6:15 p.m.
Classy, Sassy, Hip Hop, Ages: 8+ - 6:45 p.m.
Gypsy Heart Bollywood, Ages: 6+ - 7:15-7:45 p.m.
To register: Call or text 540-392-9138 Email: WEDNC4U@aol.com
Instructor: Dancer’s Dreams Performing Arts Academy

Elementary Art (Ages: 6-11)
Discover, design and use countless mediums to make your imagination a reality. Youth are encouraged to socialize while creating awesome art.  Child should be able to work independently.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Thursdays September 5 – December 5
Time: 4-5 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

Group Guitar Lessons (Ages 8-16+)
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
Date: Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1
Time: 2 sessions available: Ages: 16+ 4 – 4:30 p.m.  Ages: 8-15 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Cost: $5/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Homeschool Art (Ages 4-11)
Homeschoolers will have the opportunity to create and express feelings and experiences through painting and drawing.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Fridays, September 6- December 13
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

Miniature Painting Exhibit (Open to all ages)
Want to showcase your big talent on a tiny canvas? Bring your tiny artwork (limit of 3) on November 1 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.  Canvas size can be no larger than 4” x 4”. Artwork will remain on display through the month of November.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Entry Deadline: November 1 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Open Reception: November 7 6- 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Preschool Art (Ages: 3-5)
This class explores painting, drawing and using various mediums. Paint clothes are recommended. Parental assistance is not required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Wednesdays, September 4 – December 11
Time: 1 – 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To register: Register in person or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

Tot Art (Ages: 18 months – 2 ½)
Must preregister. Your little one will absorb the basics of painting and coloring. We use non-toxic crayons, markers and washable paint. Parental assistance is required. Paint clothes are recommended.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Fridays, September 6 – December 20
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Cost: $3/class
To register: Register in person or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

CAMPS

Fall Fun and Friends Camp (Ages: 6-12)
Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, movies, games and swimming. Participants are asked to bring a lunch and swim clothes each day.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: October 7-11
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $50/child (early drop off (7:30 a.m. ) and late pick up (5:15 p.m.) is available for an additional $10)
Registration: In person at MPCC or online at myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749

FITNESS AND EXCERCISE

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
Dates: Mondays
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

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

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

Kids Yoga (Ages: 3+)
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 September 3 – October 22 and October 29 – December 17 (consists of two 8-week classes)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $75/8-week class or $10/drop-in
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Nichole Hunt

Postpartum Yoga (Ages: 18+)
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 September 3 – October 22 and October 29 – December 17
Time: 9 – 10 a.m.
Cost: $6/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Nichole Hunt

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 September 3 – October 22 and October 29 – December 17
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $75/8-week class or $10/drop-in
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

REFIT® (Open to all ages)
This is a brand new concept for fun, fitness and fellowship. This class is for the entire family and can be modified to fit everyone. It is all about community and encouraging each other and growing from empowerment. REFIT® believes that fitness should change more than your body, which is why we’ve created a powerful, positive workout that changes you from the inside out.

Date: Fridays and Mondays
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $5/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Sculpt and Stretch Yoga  (Ages: 18+)
Join us for a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques. Focus is on precise alignment of postures, emphasizing body awareness and mental clarity.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 1 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $5/class or $35/month
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Dixie Neth

Stretch and Agility (Ages: 12-17)
Whether you’re looking to compete in sports or just want some training to get faster and stronger, this class lis a great fun and fitness option.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday through Thursday
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Sit To Be Fit (Senior Adults)
ETSU medical students will provide games, Bingo, puzzles, outdoor activities and computer classes. A light lunch will be served.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: Fridays
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

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.  Thursdays – 8:30-9:30 a.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 instructor

NATURE

Introduction to iNaturalist (Open to all ages)
Join us for this hands-on tutorial class on how to use the intuitive phone app iNaturalist and learn how to add your pictures in preparation for the inaugural Fall BioBlitz.

Location: Winged Deer Park Administration Office, 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City
Date: September 23
Time: 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821

Fall Bio Blitz (Open to all ages)
Download the iNaturalist app on your phone and venture to one of the park sites listed below and locate as many plant and animal species as possible during the listed time frame. The top three participants’ colleting the most species will win a prize! Not familiar with the app? Attend the free class on September 23 at Winged Deer Park administration office from 4 – 4:45 p.m.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Park, 5070 High Ridge Road, Johnson City; Willow Springs Park, 1201 Huffine Rd., Johnson City; Civitan Park, 1000 N Broadway, Johnson City; Rotary Park, 1001 N. Broadway, Johnson City or Founder’s Park, downtown Johnson City
Dates: September 23 – October 7
Time: anytime
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821 or 423-434-5757
Instructor: Connie Deegan

Robert Young Cabin – A Piece of East Tennessee History (Open to all ages)
Robert Young Cabin is one of the oldest standing dwellings in Johnson City. Using it as our backdrop, join and learn about the life of Robert E. Young. Young fought with the Overmountain Men during the Battle of Kings Mountain and fired the shot that killed the British leader, Major Patrick Ferguson. Find out how that changed our local history.

Location: Robert Young Cabin – Winged Deer Park, 4137 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City
Date: October 12
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821

Hike with the Mayor (Open to all ages)
Join Mayor Jenny Brock and the city’s program coordinator/nature as they lead a short hike in Buffalo Mountain’s stunning fall environment. Enjoy frequent stops along the way to talk about some things that can be found along the trailside. Bring your camera for a beautiful view of Johnson City from Huckleberry Knob. The one-mile hike will have a little uphill climb.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Park, 5070 Highridge Rd., Johnson City
Date: October 12
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821

Animal Tracking (Open to all ages)
Squirrel or skunk? Opossum or raccoon? Besides just looking at a single track, what other things can we use for identification? Learn about reading tracks, walking styles and other signs animals leave behind. Then we’re off to the stream banks to identify tracks left from the park inhabitants with help of previously scattered bait.  We will also identify some tracks that have been “planted”.

Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek, 1220 Kings Springs Rd., Johnson City
Date: November 9
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-283-5821

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

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
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register: Register in person   
For more info call: 423-434-5749

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Chess (Grades: K-12)
Chess is a strategic board game where two players square off on a square board made of 64 smaller squares, eight squares on each side. Each player starts with sixteen pieces: eight pawns, two knights, two bishops, two rooks, one queen and one king.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: Thursdays
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Instructor: Frankie Adams
For more info call 423-461-8830

Fall Free Throw Shoot Out (Ages: 8-15)
Join us for a 3-point competition to see who can score the most points in one minute. The winner receives a limited edition basketball.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: November 26
Time: 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Homeschool PE (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
Time: 1 -2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Homeschool Tennis and Pickleball (Ages: 6-18)
Together we’ll learn the basic and fundamentals of both tennis and pickleball. Learn how to play each game and the different variations of both sports.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced
Cost: $2/person
To Register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Intro to Mountain Biking (Ages: 8-12)
We’re teaming up with ETSU and local mountain bike professionals to offer a one-of-a-kind program that teaches young bikers proper mountain biking techniques, safety and basic bike care. This five-week program has very limited space available so please call for availability. Bikes and helmets will be provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: September 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Karate Classes (Ages: 4 and up)
The 9/class schedule is for new athletes.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Mondays beginning September 23
Time: 9 classes:  Ages: 4-6 – 6:15-7 p.m.  Ages: 7-9  7-7:45 p.m.  Ages 10+ 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $9/class plus $10 one-time orientation fee
To Register: Register in person on or before class 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 is open for shoot around. Court 2 open for pickup games.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Monday through Friday  - 3-5 p.m. (subject change / closed first and third Fridays)  Saturdays 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
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Start Smart Basketball (Ages: 3-9)
Start Smart Basketball is a NAYS program. The 3-5 program is with parent participation. The 6-weeks program teaches the basic rules and sills for the game. The 6-9 age group are for those still learning the game but also are looking to advance their skills in dribbling, passing and shooting.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Thursdays September 12 – October 17
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 3-5 year olds  6:30 – 7:30 6-9 year olds
Cost: $25/city resident   $30/non-city
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Wildcard Wednesday (Open to all ages)
Open gym participants will be introduced to a new activity to win prizes.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Every other Wednesday beginning September 4
Time: 3 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
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Hip to Be Me (Adults)
Class encourages meaningful recreation opportunities and programs for individuals with disabilities. Activities include dancing, writing, cooking, arts and crafts and singing.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Mondays September 9 – December 16
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $2/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749

SPECIAL EVENTS

Family Fun Night (Open to all ages)
Enjoy a family friendly game night full of creative and unique games and we’ll throw in a few old favorites from the past. There will be board games, large scale Jenga and Connect Four as well as, four square, kick ball, rock-paper-scissors and much more fun in store for the evening. Refreshments will be served and music will fill the air.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: September 16
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To Register: No registration necessary
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Introduction to Geocaching (Open to all ages)
Learn about the world wide treasure hunt known as geocaching. The search will begin at Memorial Park Community Center and end the in the classroom putting your newfound knowledge to the test. Please preregister.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: September 17
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

GO . ALL. OUT. and Run (Ages: 6-12)
The 6-week running program is designed to get your child outdoors and active. It is also a great training tool for the upcoming Turkey Trot. The program will include drills, activities and fun while running. The last meeting of the 6-week program will be a final timed race. All participants will receive a medal and T-shirt. Door prizes and refreshments will also be included.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Thursdays beginning September 19
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/person
Registration Required: by September 19
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Community Memorial Day (Open to all ages)
Friends and family will gather at the flagpole at Carver Recreation Center to release balloons in memory of a deceased love one. Dinner will be served following the ceremony.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City   
Date: September 26
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Blue and Gold to Maroon and Gold (Open to all ages)
Dinner will be served for the Science Hill High School 2019 football team and their coaches. 

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Wataugh Ave., Johnson City, TN
Date: September 12
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Pumpkins and Pizza (Ages: 4-11)
Turn your Halloween pumpkin into the best food on the planet – Pizza! Decorate your pumpkin with your favorite pizza toppings using paper and paint.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: October 8
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $5/person
Preregistration required: Call the number below to register.
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Super Spooky Saturday (Open to all ages)
Join us for this popular program for games, arts and crafts, face painting, cake walk, marshmallow roasting, inflatable, pumpkin patch, costume contest and loads of family fun. TVA Credit Union Ballpark will show a movie at dusk sponsored by TVA Credit Union. Concessions will be available for purchase. A Haunted Walk will feature creatures of the night from 5-9 p.m., tickets are $2/person. Remember the darker the sky the more creatures emerge.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: October 19
Time: The fun begins at 5 p.m.
Cost: Haunted walk $2/person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Costumes, Candy and Cars (Open to all ages)
Let your child’s imagination kick into gear while exploring, touching or climbing aboard vehicles of all shapes and sizes. A variety of vehicles will be on hand all with tasty treats. Bring your candy collection bags and join the fun!

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: October 24
Time: 6 p.m. until candy is gone
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-424-5749

Monster Mash (Open to all ages)
The Monster Mash outdoor dance event will take place during the Costumes, Candy and Cars. Dance to some spooky Halloween tunes!

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: October 24
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free (concessions will be available for purchase)
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Pumpkin Swim (Open to all ages)
Catch a floating pumpkin and decorate it! Free swim time will be included prior to decorating your catch.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: October 25
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 16
Cost: $5/person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

100 Man Walk for Health (Open to all ages)
October is cancer awareness month so join us and walk for health. The first 100 men will receive a T-shirt. Snacks and water will be provided.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: October 26
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Halloween Festival and Vintage Cars (Open to all ages)
Vintage cars filled with treats – oh my! Carnival rides, inflatables, basketball fun, football toss and many more surprises are store at this popular annual festival.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: October 31
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: Carnival tickets are $1/each
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Art Reception – Miniature Art Exhibit (Open to all ages)
Get a first-hand look at the beautiful array of miniature art on display. If you miss the reception, the exhibit will be on display throughout November, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. don’t miss this opportunity to get the first look at the area’s great big talents on a tiny canvas.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: November 7
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Girls Night Out (Ages: 6-14)
Enjoy and evening of pampering! The evening will include all things girls love – mani’s, pedi’s, makeup, hair, crafts, pizza and a dessert bar! Drop offs are encouraged.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: November 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $10/person
Preregistration Required: by November 6. Tickets can be purchased in person at MPCC.
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Veterans Day (Open to all ages)
Carver is celebrating veterans and their spouses. If you have veterans you’d like to honor by placing their photo on the Veterans Wall at Carver please bring a 5x7 photo. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: November 11
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Mother and Son Date Night (Open to all ages)
Dress in your favorite PJ’s and eat lots of pizza during our Mother and Son date night! Enjoy a catered meal, dessert, take-home craft and a movie.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: November 19
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $7/ticket
Preregistration is required: October 21 – November 15 in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Thanksgiving Dinner (Open to all ages)
Join area churches and the Carver staff for a meal and time for fellowship with family and friends.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: November 21
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Santa’s Mailbox (Ages: 16 and under)
The special mailbox will be located inside the recreation lobby. No postage needed. Santa’s helpers will pick up the mail each day and make sure it gets to the North Pole before Christmas Eve. Letter must be submitted by December 20. Be sure and include a return address so that Santa can answer your mail.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: December 1-20
Time: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Daddy Daughter Dance FLASH SALE!
The date for this year’s annual My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance is February 8. This great ONE DAY ONLY Sale is a wonderful opportunity for an early Christmas purchase. Tickets will not go on sale again until December 6 at $10/ticket. This year’s theme is cowboys and cowgirls.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: December 6
Time: 12:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $15/2 tickets  $5/each additional ticket
How to purchase:  In person at MPCC (12:30 – 8 p.m.) or online at myjcparks.org from noon until 11:59 p.m. starting on December 6.

Holly Jolly Rudolph Party (Open to all ages)
It is the season to be jolly and not miss our party! Enjoy good eats, make things that are neat and celebrate Christmas with Rudolph and his gang! Santa will visit with goodies for all.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: December 10
Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Cost: $5/person children under 3 are free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

TEENS

TEEN Center (Grades 5-12)
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 – Friday
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Teen Game Night (Ages: 13-18)
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 City
Dates: September 12, 26, October 10, 17 and November 21
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Teen Trivia (Ages: 13-18)
Join us for a fun night of trivia, games and pizza.

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

NBA2K Tournament (Ages: 13-18)
Do you have what it takes? Sign up for the 2nd Annual NBA2K Tournament and find out. First place will receive a limited edition basketball.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: December 3
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
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