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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.

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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: Sept. through May
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: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/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)
If you’re looking for a challenging workout, get in on some intense water aerobics. This class uses flotation belts to keep you afloat while focusing on toning, cardiovascular, endurance and core work.

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. Pre-tests will be held on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-noon. Pre-tests consists of a non-stop 300 meter swim, 2 minutes of treading water using no hands and a 20 meter brick dive in deep water with no goggles. The pre-test must be completed before enrollment into the class.           

Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Registration opens: Jan. 2
                Dates:   Class 1 – Feb. 22, 23, 24 and March 2, 3
                                Class 2 – March 15, 16, 17, 23, 24
                                Class 3 – April 26, 27, 28 and May 4, 5
                                Class 4 – May 10, 11, 12, 18, 19
                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 2 years.

            Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
            Dates:  Class 1: March 2, 3
                        Class 2: March 23, 24
                        Class 3: May 4, 5
                        Class 4: May 18, 19
            Time: Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
            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
Instructor: Heidi Perry

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: $3 (13 and older) $2 (12 and under)
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.-Thurs., 7-8:45 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $2/person.  Monthly pass is available - prices vary.  
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.
Cost: $2/person
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: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, 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-Saturday
Time: 12-1:00 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., 1-4:30 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

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

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 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

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 and 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

Amateur Photographers Club (18+)
Members share their photos/critiques and have monthly themes and field trips.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: First Monday of each month
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-6237

Beginning Guitar (Open to all ages)
Interested in learning guitar basics? Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory, guitar tablature (tab) reading, basic chords and technique. These will be group sessions with a maximum of five students per session. Students must bring their own guitars.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 - 23
Time: 4 – 4:30 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

Dancer’s Dreams (Ages: 3-adults)
Zero registration fee! 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:
Tennessee Tumblers, Ages 6-12 – 4 p.m.
Tumble Fair Dancers, Ages 3-5 – 4:30 p.m.
Dazzle Divas, Ages 6-10 – 5:15 p.m.
Angel Steps – Praise Dance, Open to all ages – 6 p.m.
Classy, Sassy, Hip Hop, Ages: 8+ - 6:30 p.m.
Gypsy Heart Bollywood, Ages: 8+ - 7 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)
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, Jan. 10-April 25
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $4/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749
Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

Homeschool Art (Ages: 4-12)

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 through March 29
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To Register – Register in person at Memorial Park Community Center

Hula Hoop Dance (all ages)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Saturdays
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $5/class $15/monthly pass
For more info call: 423-434-5758; register in person
Instructor: 

Film Club (Ages: 18+)
This monthly club views, thinks critically and discusses a different film each month. So if you’re a film buff or interested in learning more about film join this group of film buffs.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Third Thursday of each month
Times: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-6237
Instructor: Rusty Sheridan, ETSU Media and Communication Department professor
 
Next Step Photography (Ages: 18+)
If you have camera knowledge and wants to learn and experience more, broaden your knowledge and learn more creative functions, then this is for you.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30-8:30 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 through April 24
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
To Register: Register in person at Memorial Park Community Center


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, Jan. 11 through April 26
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

CAMPS

Spring Break Camp – Washington County Schools (Ages: 6-12)
Campers will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, movies, games and swimming. Campers should bring a sack lunch and swim gear each day. Camp is limited to the first 60 paid participants.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: April 1-5
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (early drop-off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (5:15 p.m.) is available for an additional $10.
Cost: $40/child
To register: Register online www.myjcparks.org or in person March 4-29
For more info call: 423-434-5749

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

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

Fitness Expo (Open to all ages)
Pick a time and check out what MPCC has to offer in fitness and exercise opportunities. Light refreshments and a sneak peek at some of the classes and tours of the facility will be available. There will also be door prizes.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Jan. 24
Time: 10-11:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet) (Ages: 18+)
The hottest and most efficient total body workout. The one-stop body shock masterfully combines the best elements of fitness in a 55-minute time frame that’s bound to deliver incredible results.
Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 9 am-10 am
Cost: $5/class
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Strength and Agility (Ages: 11-17)
Need to just get in shape or train for a sport? Then this class is for you.

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 on or before the day of class
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


Taking Strides with Strollers (Ages: All ages and fitness levels)
Whether you are looking to meet other moms or a place to work out while your little one tags along, this is the class for you. The class includes a 30-minute run/walk and optional body-toning exercises and stretching afterward. Participants should meet in the athletic/aquatics lobby. This is an outdoor activity, and class will be cancelled during inclement weather.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Wednesday and Friday through May 3
Time: 9-9:45 a.m.
Cost: Free
To register: No registration required
For more info call: 423-434-5749

WERQ (Ages: 16+)
WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. It is a format for everyone and everybody. 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
To register: Register in person
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.  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

Kids Yoga (Ages: 3-5)
Children will learn to practice yoga through an incorporation of fun games, dancing and singing. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesdays beginning May 7
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Cost: $6/class
To register: Register in person on or before the day of class
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Mommy and Me Yoga (Ages: 18+)
Gentle, targeted yoga will strengthen abdomen, pelvic and back muscles that have changed due to childbirth. This class will help you relax, strengthen muscles and serve as a time to bond with your new arrival. No yoga experience required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Thursdays, beginning May 2
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Cost: $6/class Children are free
To register: Register in person on or before the day of class
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Prenatal Yoga (Ages: 18+)
Prenatal yoga will help pregnant women increase strength, flexibility and maintain a healthy mind and body through the mental and physical stresses of pregnancy. The class is open to all fitness levels.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Tuesdays beginning May 7
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Cost: $6/class
To register: Register in person on or before the day of class
For more info call: 423-434-5749

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

Bluebell Wildflower Hike (Open to all ages)
Winged Deer Park has the largest collection of naturalized Bluebell flowers in Northeast Tennessee, and they only bloom for a short time. We will take a slow-paced stroll around the ‘back forty’ letting the Bluebells provide our centerpiece as we take advantage of many other things the park has to offer. Hikers will meet in the disc golf parking lot off Carroll Creek Road.

Location: Winged Deer Park, 4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City
Date: March 29
Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Date: April 1
Time: 10:30-11:45 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, Feb. 11- April 29
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
To register and 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: Tuesdays, March 4 - April 30
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register and 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 Jan 15 / Ends May 23
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
Cost: $2/class
To register: Register in person          
For more info call: 423-434-5749

sports and recreation

Basketball 3-0n-3 (Ages: 10-12, 13-17, 18 and older - three age brackets)
This tournament will be a fun competitive event for the community [in three age brackets]. Join in and show us what you’ve got! 

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: April 13
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $40/team (4 per team)
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: M-F  3 - 5 p.m.  Saturday – 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Start Smart Baseball
(Ages: 3-5)
Start Smart Baseball is a preschool program. This program will teach preschoolers the skills in throwing, catching, batting and running.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Thursdays, April 11 – May 16
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/resident  $30/non-resident
To register: Register in person or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749

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 Jan. 15 / Ends May 23
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

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

March Madness (Ages: 6-18)
Enjoy free throw contest, Spot Shot, 3-on-3, 5-on-5, and skill building.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Date: Month of March
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Wild Card Wednesday (Open to all ages)
Open gym participants will be introduced to new competitive activities. Prizes will be awarded to top performers.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: 
2nd and 4th Wednesday each month
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
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

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: Saturdays – Feb. 26, March 16, April 20
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $3/class
For more info call: 423-434-5749


 Special Events

Spring Sock Hop
(Ages: 4-12)
Remember the good ol’ days when sock hops were popular. Join us and dance your socks off to some old music and tasty ice cream and soda pop.

            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, TN
            Date: April 4  -  Registration open March 11-April 3
            Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
            Cost: $5/person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

Easter Crafts and Egg Coloring (Open to all ages)
Youth will enjoy coloring dozens of eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the 18th.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: April 15 – Ages 6-9
           April 16 – Ages: 10-13
            Time: 4-5 p.m.
            Cost: Free

            For more info call: 423-461-8830

Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout (Open to all ages)
The hunt will be broken into age groups. Prizes will be given to first, second and third places for those who find the most eggs. A cookout with all the trimmings will take place after the hunt.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: April 18
            Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-461-8830

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt (Ages: 3-12)

A separate hunt will be held for children 5 and under. Special prizes for the ones who find the golden eggs. Participants are asked to bring their own flashlights. In honor of our 75th anniversary, we’re going back in time pulling out some old fashioned games and music. 

Prizes will be awarded to the participants that find the Golden Eggs. There will be a separate hunt for ages 3-5 and under 3. 

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: April 18
Time: 7:30 p.m. old fashioned games and visit with the Easter Bunny.  Hunt begins at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Girls Night Out (Ages: 6-14)
The night will be filled with all things girly --- Mani’s, Pedi’s, makeup, hair and crafts. Not to mention a dessert bar to make the night even more sweet! Drop off is encouraged but not required. MUST preregister.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: April 19
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $10/person
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Mother’s Day Tea (Ages: Girls 6+)
In honor of Mother’s Day we’d like to invite girls and their mothers, guardians, or grandmothers to join us for a special tea party. Light refreshments will be served and participants will complete a keepsake craft. Bring your camera; there will be plenty of photo opportunities. Preregistration is required.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: May 4  Registration opens: April 1-May 2
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $5/person
To register: Register in person at MPCC
For more info call: 423-434-5749


Candyland Carnival
(Open to all ages)
JC Parks is celebrating a birthday – 75 years!  Join us for the celebration with some old-fashioned games, plenty of sweets, inflatable, concessions, balloon twisting and magic shows!

            Location: Memorial Park Community Center
            Date: May 18, 2019
            Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 
Mountain Games – SAVE THE DATE! (Open to all ages)
Don’t miss our outdoor adventure party! This one will appeal to all ages. With kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, music and much more you can stay as long as you like – we’ll be serving lunch at noon.

Location: Legion Street Pool
Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $5/person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Teens

NBA2k Tournament (Ages: 11-18)
Come test your skills and complete. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Location: Keystone Community Center, 508 Cranberry St., Johnson City
Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person at Memorial Park Community Center

TEEN Center (Grades 7-12)
Different activities on a daily basis such as: Xbox, billiards, foosball, and arts and crafts. The teen center is safe, fun and supervised.

Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-8830

Location: Keystone Community Center, 601 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 3-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Teen Game Night (Ages: 11-18)
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: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5749

Teen Game 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, 603 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Monday through Friday
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
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: 3rd Thursday of each month 
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