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Adaptive recreation
After-school programs
Aquatics
  • Aqua Mix
  • Arthritis
  • Cardboard Boat Race
  • Cardio Waves
  • Homeschool Swim
  • Kayak Roll
  • Lap Swim
  • Masters Swimming
  • Mommy and Me
  • Open Swim
  • Pool Parties
  • Power Walking
  • Scout Water Badges
  • SilverSneakers® Splash
  • Swim Lessons
  • Water Aerobics
Arts / Music / Dance
  • Adventures in Drawing
  • Amateur Photographers Club
  • The Art of Color
  • Build a Box Workshop
  • Casual Coloring
  • Dancer’s Dreams
  • Ecstatic Flow
  • Film Club
  • High 5s
  • Homeschool Art
  • Hoop Dancing
  • Inch Worm Artist
  • Jump and Junk Artist
  • Next Step Photography
  • Open Art Studio
  • Painting Mona Lisa with Crayon
  • Preschool Artist
  • Tiny Artist
Basketball 3-on-3
Camps
  • Crazy Winter Days Camp
Character Counts
Chess
Fitness and Exercise
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, interval, power, plyometrics, endurance, diet)
  • Hoop Dance
  • Aikido
  • Zumba
  • Just Breathe Yoga
  • Mom’s Lunch Time Workout
  • WERQ
  • Bells and Barre
Gardening
Homeschool PE
Nature
Open Gym
Parent’s Night Out
Preschool Programs
  • Baby Battle Ball
  • Kiddo Kickball
  • Toddler Tennis
  • Preschool PE
Special Events
  • Mother/Son Date Night
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Turkey Shoot
  • Santa’s Mailbox
  • Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Grinch-Mas Party
  • Rockin’ with Rudolph
  • Candy Cane Crew & Chase
  • Fitness Expo
Start Smart Soccer
Start Smart Baseball
Teens
Wild Card Wednesday
Volunteer Opportunities

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

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 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 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: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Sept. 10 – Dec. 21
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $75/person
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

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: Saturdays
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: Kim McLeod

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
Instructor: Heidi Perry

Cardboard Boat Race (Open to all ages)

Grab your family and friends and let’s build a boat! Each participant or group will create their own vessel in hopes of sailing it across the great watery divide (pool). Creative ideas, names and costumes are encouraged. Each vessel must be created with cardboard and adhesive materials to hold the vessel together. Boats can be made at home. A place will be made available at MPCC as the sail date approaches. Games and rules can be obtained at the center.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Date: Friday, Nov. 16
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $5/person
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

 Cardio Waves (Open to all ages)

This high-intensity water aerobics program is geared towards individuals looking to push their limits. All equipment is provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday  
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $3/class or $25/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755
Instructor: Kim McLeod

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 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.
Cost: $2/person or $30/month
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4872

Senior Lap Swim (Ages 55+)

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

Dates: Monday-Friday
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $2/person or $30/month
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: 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 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
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $1/visit
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-434-5755

Open Swim (Open to all ages)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center 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 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 $65/2 hrs.
  • 151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $95/2 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 $20/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

  

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

              Dates: Session 2: Sept. 17 – Oct. 3, Session 3: Oct. 15-Nov. 2, Session 4: Nov. 12-28
              Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
                        Beginners: 5:30-6 p.m., Intermediate: 6:40-7:10 p.m., Advanced: 7:15-7:45 p.m.
              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 $30/month
            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

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 18+)

See the world around us in a brand new way by sketching it! Class will discover the beauty by going out and about exploring drawing outside the classroom. Students will examine and study subject matter at indoor and outdoor spaces, building, streets and environment.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 6-27
            Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
            Cost: $32/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
            Instructor: Michael Hammonds

 

Amateur Photographers Club (Open to all ages)

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

 

The Art of Color (18+)

Color is a big part of lives. It moves, infuses and assists us in our artwork and everyday life. Artists will use color to express themselves and see how color interacts.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
            Time: 1-2 p.m.
            Cost: $32/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
            Instructor: Michael Hammonds

 

Build a Box Workshop (Ages: 12+)

Get started on your hand-made holiday gift boxes. Join us and construct various size using designer paper, cutouts, recycled materials and mixture of embellishments.

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

            Dates: Saturday, December 1
            Time: 1-4 p.m.
            Cost: $10/person
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Casual Coloring (Ages: 18+)

Relax and color your world with your favorite book or a page from Mandala or Zen tangle. Pages and supplies provided.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Fridays through November 30
            Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
            Instructor: Michael Hammonds
 

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

 

Ecstatic Flow (Ages: 12+)

This freestyle dance class is for those wanting to discover more of their creative potential, study shamanism in a down-to-earth way, find community in a way that doesn’t require giving up individuality and find the courage to make your own unique contribution. In short, it’s for anyone who wants want to include conscious dance as a way to freedom, mindfulness, awareness and fulfillment. We will explore movement with and without hoops. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing.

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

            Dates: Saturdays
            Time: 3-4 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Tri-Cities Flow Arts

 

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

 

High 5s Club (Ages: 5 and almost 5)

Join the High 5s Club for some buddy chit-chat and discover your talent and skill through arts and crafts.

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

            Dates: Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 5
            Time: 4-4:45 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

 

Homeschool Art (Ages: 4-11)

Join this group of homeschoolers to create individual and group projects using a wide range of materials. We will study the different art mediums. Play clothes are recommended.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Wednesdays, through December 12
            Time: 10-11 a.m.
            Cost: $32/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830

 

 Hoop Dancing (Ages: 12+)

Hooping (also called hula hooping or hoop dance) generally refers to manipulation of an artistic movement or dancing with a hoop (or hoops). Hooping combines technical moves and tricks with freestyle or technical dancing. Hooping can be practiced to or performed with music.

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

            Dates: Saturdays
            Time: 2 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class or $15/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Tri-Cities Flow Arts

 

Inchworm Artist (Ages: 1 year old)

Inchworm Artist encourages young toddlers and parents or grandparents to play, learn, explore and experiment with a wide range of materials. Play clothes are recommended.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN

            Dates: Thursdays through December 13
            Time: 9:30-10 a.m.
            Cost: $16/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
            Instructor: Michael Hammonds

 

Jump and Junk Arts (Ages: 6-12)

Use your muscles and mind to create your very own mix-a-lot trash treasure art.

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

            Dates: Thursday, October 11 – November 29
            Time: 4-4:45 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

 

 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

 

Open Art Studio (Ages: 18+)

We have space, tables and chairs. All you need is art supplies and projects. Join us to create, get advice and interact with other artists.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN

            Dates: Wednesdays through December 12
            Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830

 

Painting Mona Lisa with Crayon (Ages: 6-12)

Mona Lisa is the most valuable painting in the world. Each week we will learn about famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Michelango’s Sistine Chapel. Students will use basic art supplies.

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

            Dates: Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 30
            Registration deadline: October 26
            Time: 4-5 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Mary Lee Baker

 

 Preschool Artist (Ages: 4-5)

This class will build knowledge of basic art techniques and give preschoolers freedom to express their ideas, imagination and moods through painting, sculpting, collage and a variety of other art forms. Supplies and materials provided. Play clothes are recommended.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Tuesdays through December 11
            Time: 1:30-2 p.m.
            Cost: $30/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
            Instructor: Michael Hammonds

 

Tiny Artist (Ages: 2-3)

Tiny Artists encourages young children to explore, create, learn and experiment with a wide variety of art resources. Play clothes are recommended.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Tuesdays through December 11
            Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
            Cost: $25/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
            Instructor: Michael Hammonds

 

Basketball – on - 3 (Ages: 10-18+)

This will be a fun, competitive event for the community and for players to come out and show what they’ve got.

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

            Date: October 13
            Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
            Cost: $40/team (4 to a team)
            To register: Register in person October 2-12
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

 Camps

 Crazy Winter Days Camp (Ages: 6-12)

Enjoy winter break with the gang at Parks and Recreation! Enjoy many fun activities, such as gym games, crafts, movies and swimming. Please pack a lunch daily and bring swim clothes and towel.

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

Dates: December 26, 27, 28 and January 2, 3, 4
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 December 3-23
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Character Counts (Ages: 6-16)

Learn how to be polite and respectful to others. Materials include six-point character development instructions that are reviewed daily on how to get along with others, develop better hygiene, hand washing, developing your character and becoming young ladies and gentlemen. The six pillars taught include respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Monday and Tuesday
            Time: 4-5 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830

 

Chess (Ages: 6-12)

Join us and learn to play this popular 16-piece game.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Thursdays year-round
            Time: 5-6 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830

 

 Fitness and Exercise

 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
            Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Hoop Dance (Ages: 12+)

Enjoy the art of hoop dancing – it’s a workout! All levels welcome. Hoops are provided.

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

            Dates: Saturdays
            Time: 2-3 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class or $15/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Mary Beth Parker

 

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

 

 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

 

Just Breathe 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

            Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
            Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class or $35/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-4345749
            Instructor: Dixie Neth

 

 Mom’s Lunchtime Workout (Ages: 18+)

This class involves walking, running and interval strength training.

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

            Dates: Tuesdays
            Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
            Cost: $2/class
            To register: Register in person
            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

 

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: 

            Dates: Wednesdays
            Time: 6-7 p.m.
            Cost: $6/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

 Gardening (Ages: 6-12)

Kids will learn about gardening as well as planting in the Carver Community Garden. They will also read books on learning how to be a master gardener.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Dates: Thursdays
            Time: 5-6 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830

 

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

            Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
            Time: 1-2 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Nature

Wildlife Detective (Ages: Families)

What are the signs that animals have been around? There are many! We will put our heads together and come up with a list. Then, we’ll take a walk as Wildlife Detectives and see what signs we can find on our way to Catbird Creek. We will use what we’ve learned to search out and catch some stream critters.

            Location: Buffalo Mountain Park Harris Pavilion, 5070 High Ridge Road, Johnson City

            Date: November 10
            Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
            Cost: $2
            To register and for more info call: 423-283-5821

 

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) – 3-5 p.m.  Saturday – 1-5 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Parent’s Night Out (Ages: 3-12)

Want to enjoy a night out without the kids? Drop off your children for some fun with our staff while you enjoy a night out and about. The kids will enjoy an evening of swimming and activities in the gym.

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

            Dates: October 23 and November 20
            Time: 5-8 p.m.
            Cost: $15 for the first child $10 for each additional child
            To register and for more info call: 423-434-5749
 

Preschool Programs

Baby Battle Ball (Ages: 1-2)

Babies will bounce, roll, pass and kick balls for active play and spend time making new friends.

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

            Date: Wednesdays, through November 28
            Time: 9-9:30 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register and for more info call: 423-434-5749

 

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, through November 26
            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: Tuesday, through November 27
            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
            Time: 1-1:45 p.m.
            Cost: $2/class
            To register: Register in person          
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Special Events

Mother and Son Date Night (Open to all ages)

Mothers and sons will enjoy a catered meal, craft and a movie. Limited to 50.

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

            Date: November 13
            Time: 6-8 p.m.
            Cost: $7/ticket
            To register: Register in person by November 11
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Thanksgiving Dinner (Open to all ages)

Join the staff at Carver Recreation Center and area churches in celebration of Thanksgiving.

            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

            Date: November 15
            Time: 6-8 p.m.
            To register and for more info call: 423-461-8830
 

 Santa’s Mailbox (Ages: 16 and under)

Letters to Santa can be mailed in a special mailbox located in the recreation lobby at MPCC. NO postage needed! Santa’s helpers will pick up the mail every day and make sure it gets to the North Pole before Christmas Eve. Letters must be submitted by December 20. Make sure you add your return address so Santa can answer your letter.

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

            Dates: December 1-20
            Time: Monday-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 (Open to all ages)

The date is set and we are ready to rock all night at the My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance on February 9. With Christmas right around the corner, we are offering a One Day Only “flash sale” for tickets. The special price of $15 for two tickets ($5 each additional ticket) is a great deal and a wonderful stocking stuffer. Tickets will not go on sale again until January 7 at $10 a ticket.

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

           Date: December 7
           Time: 12:30 – 8 p.m.
           Cost: $15/2 tickets $5/each additional ticket
 Tickets can be purchased online at: www.myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC from 12-8 p.m.
 

Grinch-Mas Party (Ages: 6-12)

We got an idea … an awful idea … a wonderful awful idea! We’re having a very Grinchy party! Enjoy good eats, make things that are neat, and celebrate Grinch-Mas with us!

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

            Date: December 7
            Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            No registration necessary
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Turkey Shoot (Ages: 11+)

Enter three-point competition to see who can score the most points in one minute. The winner receives a frozen turkey. Don’t miss this chance to show off your skills.

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

            Date: November 20
            Time: 3 p.m. ages 11-14   3:30 p.m. ages 15+
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 

 Rockin’ with Rudolph (Open to all ages)

Kids of all ages will delight when they see Santa and get a special toy. We are partnering with the Foundation of Life Bible Church for this special event. Participants will enjoy refreshments and music.

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

            Date: December 8
            Time: 1-3 p.m.
            No registration required
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Candy Cane Crew and Chase (Ages: 3-11)

Dress up your candy cane crew with art materials then let the chase for candy canes begin. The chase is outdoors, so bring a coat and flashlight.

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

            Date: Wednesday, December 19
            Time: 6-6:45 p.m.
            Cost: $3/person
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Fitness Expo (Open to all ages)

Save the date! Join us for light refreshments and an introduction to what we offer in fitness classes, including pool aerobics, fitness equipment and classes. We will offer free tours of the facility and showcase the classes we teach each week. Some of the classes offered include Zumba, interval training, hoop class, yoga and SilverSneakers®. We’ll have door prizes and vendors available.

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

            Date: January 24, 2019
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            No registration required
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

 Start Smart Soccer (Ages: 3-5)

This is a preschool program. This six-week program will teach preschoolers the basic rules and skills and provide a safe and healthy environment.

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

            Date: Thursdays, January 24-February 28, 2019
            Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
            Cost: $25/city resident  $30/non-resident
            To register: Online at www.myjcparks.org or in person a MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

Start Smart Baseball (Ages: 3-5)

Start Smart Baseball is a preschool program. This six-week program will teach preschool children the basic rules and skills in a safe and healthy environment.

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

            Date: Thursdays, March 18 – April 9, 2019
            Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
            To register: Online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at MPCC
            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 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: 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: November 13, 27 and December 11
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            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: November 6
            Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749

 

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. Every other Wednesday starting September 5
            Time: 3 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