Spring Classes

Rec Services

Afterschool

 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: Aug. 12  preregistration will take place – July 22 – Aug. 2 
            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: Keystone Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Monday through Friday, Aug. 12 – Dec. 20, 2019
            Time: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
            Cost: $10/month or $50/semester
            To register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Aquatics
 
Aqua Mix(Open to all ages)
This class is a perfect blend of shallow and deep water exercise that will build cardio, strength and flexibility and leave you feeling invigorated for the rest of the day. Enjoy utilizing buoyancy (floatation) belts and resistance equipment to experience a NO IMPACT workout sparing desire for a total body fitness routine. The ability to swim is not required.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
            Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
            Cost: $3/class or $25/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5755
            Instructor: RoAnna Onks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification(Ages 15+)
This course is for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. Upon course completion the participant will be certified in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR Pro and AED essentials. You must schedule and complete a pre-test before the first night of class. Pre-tests consists of a non-stop 300-meter swim, two minutes of treading water using no hands and a 20-meter brick dive in deep water with no goggles.
Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
Registration open: April - May
            Dates:  Class 1 – April 26, 27, 28, May 4 and 5
                        Class 2 – May 10, 11, 12, 18, 19
            Times: Friday: 6-9 p.m. (first weekend only)
                          Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
                         Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
            Cost: $200/person
            For more info call: 423-461-4872
 
American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification(16+)
Class is held the second weekend of the full lifeguarding class. Course is for recertification. You must have taken the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course before you enroll in the program. Completion will provide certification in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR Pro and AED essentials. Certification is good for two years.
            Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
            Dates:  Class 1: May 4 and 5
                        Class 2: May 18 and 1
            Time: Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 
                        Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
            Cost: $100/person
            For more info call: 423-461-4872
 
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
            Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
            Time: 6 -7 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class $35/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5755
            Instructor: Heidi Perry
 
 
Dog Swim(Limit 2 dogs per handler)
Bring your furry children for a day of fun in the pool. Dogs must be up to date on vaccines (records are required upon entry) and must be spayed or neutered. Handlers are not allowed in the pool with their dogs.
            Location: Legion Street Pool
            Date: Sept. 7
            Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. .
            Cost: $5/dog
            For more info call: 423-434-5755
 
Evening Water Aerobics(Open to all ages)
Get in shape, enjoy a shallow-water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Tuesday and Thursday
            Time: 6-7 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class or $25/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5755
            Instructor: Heidi Perry
 
Homeschool Swim(Open to all ages)
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center Teaching Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
            Time: 2-4 p.m.
            Cost: $2/12 and under $3/13+
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5755
 
July 4 Pool Party(Open to all ages)
Join us for loads of fun and water games in the sun!
            Location: Legion Street Pool
            Date: July 4
            Time: 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
            Cost: $2/ages 12 and under  $3/13+
 
Kayak Roll (Ages 5 and older)
Need a place to practice with your kayak? Kayaks are not provided. This is not an open swim. You must be in your kayak the majority of the time. Requirements: must be able to swim 25 meters freestyle without stopping to participate.
            Location: Freedom Hall Pool, 1320 Pactolas Road, Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesdays
            Time: 7:35-8:45 p.m.
            Cost: $2/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-4872
 
 
Lap Swim(Open to all ages)
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates/Times: Mon.-Fri. 7-8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Mon.-Wed., Fri. 7-8:45 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $2/person 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/person
To register: Register in person
For more info call: 423-461-4872
 
Lifeguard Party(Open to lifeguards – proof of certification, expired or not, is required)
A fun event dedicated current and former lifeguards who are certified as a lifeguard. Join us for a little fun, food and relaxation.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Sept. 6 
Registration Deadline: Aug. 26
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: $3/person
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5755
 
Masters Swimming(Ages 18+)
Join this group of adult swimming enthusiasts for organized workouts supervised by a professional coach. Participants range in ability from novice to former high school and college athletes. This motivational group will get you into shape, help train you for triathlons and improve your techniques.
            Location: Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., Johnson City
            Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
            Time: 6-7 a.m.
            Cost: $50/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-833-5595
            Instructor: Chris Coraggio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mommy and Me(Ages 4 and 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. 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 Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates/Times: Mon., Wed.. 4-5:45 p.m. and 7-8:45 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: 423-434-5755
 
            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 $65/2 hrs.
151-200 swimmers, add 3 guards $95/2 hrs.
To reserve and for more info call: 423-461-4872
 
Location: Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., Johnson City
Dates/Times: Booking begins Memorial Day May 27
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: 423-461-4856
 
Power Walking(Open to all ages)
This shallow-water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low-impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center Lap Pool, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
            Time: 10-11 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
 
Arts and Crafts(Open to all ages)
Youth will participate in painting, coloring, slime making and special art projects for special occasions.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Dates: Monday - Friday
            Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-6237
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dancer’s Dreams(Ages: 3-adults)
Family and multi-class discounts! Moms can add a dance fitness class for only $10.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Mondays
            Times/Cost:
            Tennessee Tumblers, Ages 6+ – 4-4:30 p.m. - $35/month
            Tumble Fair Dancers, Ages 3-5 – 4:30-5:15 p.m. - $40/month
            Dazzle Divas, Ages 6-10 – 5:15-5:45 p.m. - $35/month
            Angel Steps – Praise Dance, Open to all ages – 5:45-6:15 p.m. - $35/month
            Classy, Sassy, Hip Hop, Ages: 8+ - 6:15-6:45 p.m. - $35/month
            Johnson City Sassy Steppers, Ages: 8-adult – 6:45-7:15 p.m. - $35/month
            Gypsy Heart Bollywood, Ages: 8+ - 7:15-7:45 p.m. - $35/month
            To register: Call or text 540-392-9138 Email: WEDNC4U@aol.com
            Instructor: Dancer’s Dreams Performing Arts Academy
 
Dancer’s Dreams 3-Day Camps
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: July 11, 12 and 13  NOTE: July 13 classes will start at 10 a.m.
            Princess Unicorn Camp – Ages 3-5 - $45/person due first day of camp
            Perfectly Paris Modeling & Dance Camp – Ages 6-10 - $45/person due first day of camp
            Angel Steps Praise Dance Camp – Ages: All ages - $35/person
            Hip Hop Magic Moves Camp – Ages 8-Adult - $35/person
 
Elementary Art(Ages: 6-11)
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 Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29
            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(Open to all ages)
Students will learn the basic fundamentals of music theory, guitar tablature reading, basic chords and technique. You must bring your own guitar.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Aug. 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10
            Time: 2 sessions available: 4 – 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 5 p.m.
            Cost: $4/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            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, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30
            Time: 1-2 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Mary Lee Baker
 
Jr. G’s(Ages: 6-12)
This program teaches youth the art of gardening, composting, work farming, greenhouse use, herbs and food preservation.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (June – Aug.)
            Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Mother’s Day Craft(Ages: 6-12)
Join us and make a surprise for mom.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Dates: May 7
            Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-6237
 
Preschool Art(Ages: 3-5)
This class explores painting, drawing and using various mediums. This is a great age to learn independence and gain confidence through following instructions. Paint clothes are recommended. Parental assistance is required.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
            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. This creative arts program introduces your little artist to the basics of painting and coloring. We use non-toxic crayons, marker and washable paint. Parental assistance is required. Paint clothes recommended.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Fridays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30
            Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To register: Register in person or online at www.myjcparks.org
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Mary Lee Baker
 
Fitness and Exercise
 
Aikido(Open to all ages)
The class introduces and furthers your training in this modern Japanese martial art, including its physical and philosophical aspects of conflict resolution. Participants will learn techniques involving empty wooden sword (boken) and short staff (jo). Weapons help to understand movement and spacing (ma ai). Requirements include the ability to get up off the floor unassisted and show respect for the instructor and others in the class. Participants should wear long sleeves and long pants to class.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Mondays
            Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Beginner Yoga(Ages: 16+)
Learn basic yoga poses and strengthen balance and flexibility.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Thursdays beginning May 16
            Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
            Cost: $6/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Barre and Belle(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: Wednesdays
            Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
            Cost: $6/class
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
Kids Yoga(Open to all ages)
Join us for yoga, games, mindfulness and tons of fun. Be prepared to practice yoga while laughing, dancing and singing. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Tuesdays beginning May 14
            Time: 4-5 p.m.
            Cost: $6/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Mommy and Me Yoga(Open to all ages)
Perfect for beginners. Through gentle, targeted yoga, join us in strengthening abdomen, pelvic, back muscles and other areas that have changed or been injured during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. We will address common issues in this phase of life and provide a space for you to connect with other moms. Bring your infant to class. Childcare will be provided for older children.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Thursdays beginning May 16
            Time: 10-11 a.m.
            Cost: $6/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Prenatal Yoga(Ages: 18+)
Perfect for beginners, all stages of pregnancy will benefit from this class. Prenatal yoga will help you prepare for childbirth and the postpartum period through specific yoga postures, breathing exercises and connecting to other moms in the class. We will also address common pregnancy concerns like digestion, constipation, swelling and discomfort. Childcare provided.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Tuesdays beginning May 14
            Time: 10-11 a.m.
            Cost: $6/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet) (Ages: 18+)
Join 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 6-7 p.m.
                        Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m.
            Cost: $5/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Kristin Grant
 
 
 
 
 
Stretch and Sculpt Yoga(Ages: 18+)
Join us for a softer, gentler and more flowing class. There will be mostly floor work and encouragement of those who are stiff and suffering from winter cold. This will be a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
            Time: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class or $35/month
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Dixie Neth
 
Strides with Strollers(Open to all ages)
Whether you’re looking to meet other moms or for a place to work out while your little one strolls along, this is the class for you. The 30-minute walk/run will have an option for body toning.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Wednesday and Friday beginning Aug. 7
            Time: 9-9:45 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
WERQ(Ages 16+)
This is a wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. It is a format for everybody and every body! Classes are a judgement free zone where you can do you and be you. No dance experience needed. There are few moves and easy to follow steps.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates/time: Tuesdays – 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Saturdays – 11 a.m. - noon
            Cost: $5/class
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Weight Room(Ages: 13+)
The room is designed for fitness and health and includes a universal weight station, free weights, bench press and squat bar.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: Year-round Monday through Sunday
            Time: Mon.-Fri. – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sat. – noon-6 p.m.  Sun. – 1-6 p.m.
            Cost: Women and ages 18/under - $5/month Ages 19+ - $7/month
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zumba(Ages: 16+)
We take the “work” out of workout by mixing low – and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesday and Thursday
            Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
            Cost: $5/class
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
            Instructor: Ashley Whitson, licensed Zumba instructor
 
Nature
 
Buffalo Mountain Sunrise Hike (Open to all ages)
Join us for this sunrise hike! We will head out at 6 a.m. to catch the sunrise on White Rock. NOTE: there is a lot of moderate uphill on the front end of the hike. Then we will continue on the White Rock Loop to the other side of the park as we make our way back down on the 3.5 mile hike. Bring water and a camera. You never know what you will see.
            Location: Buffalo Mountain Park, 5070 High Ridge Road, Johnson City
            Date: Aug. 24
            Time: 6 – 8:30 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-283-5821
            Instructor: Connie Deegan
 
Discover Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek(Open to all ages)
Explore classic wetland, meadow and hardwood forest habitats; this park has a lot going on! Anticipate a slow-paced mile walk, stopping often for viewing and explanations of this natural world. There is some steep, but short uphill as we navigate the ridge.
            Location: Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek, 1220 King Springs Road, Johnson City
            Date: Aug. 24
            Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-283-5821
            Instructor: Connie Deegan
 
Salamander Hike(Open to all ages)
Hikers will meet at the Harris Pavilion in the upper loop.  We live in the salamander capital! Not of Tennessee, not of the Southeast, or the U.S., but the world! Salamanders are amphibians like their noisy and better known cousins the frogs and toads. After a brief discussion, we will head down to nice and cool Catbird Creek to do some salamander sleuthing and see what we can find. We will carefully identify and release.
            Location: Buffalo Mountain Park, 5070 High Ridge Road, Johnson City
            Date: May 25
            Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-283-5821
            Instructor: Connie Deegan
 
Preschool Programs
 
Kiddo Kickball(Ages: 2-3)
Kiddos will pitch, kick, catch and run bases to develop teamwork while having fun.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Mondays, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
            Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
            Cost: Free
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org.
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Toddler Tennis(Ages: 3-4)
Toddlers will learn tennis exercises through running, jumping, twisting, turning, hopping and a whole lot more.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Tuesdays, Aug., 6, 13, 20, 17
            Time: 11-11:45 a.m.
            Cost: $2/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Preschool PE(Ages: 3-5)
Learn the basics and fundamentals of sports including: basketball, football, soccer, baseball, golf, recreational sports, playground games and many more. The class encourages team building, sportsmanship and fair play.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, through 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
 
High School Basketball League (Ages: 16-19 boys and girls)
Eight players to a team. T-shirt provided.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: May 7 – Aug. 1
            Times: TBA
            Cost: $25/player
            To Register: Register in person at Carver Recreation Center
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homeschool 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 through May 23
            Time: 1 -2 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Homeschool Tennis (Ages: 6+)
Students will learn the basic and fundamentals while having fun in group and individual games.
            Location:Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Fridays
            Time: 1-2 p.m.
            Cost: $3/class
            To Register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Open Gym(Open to all ages. 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Court 1 is open for shoot around. Court 2 is open for pickup games. Dates and times are subject to change. 
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Monday – Friday (Closed 1st and 3rd Friday)
            Time: Mon.-Fri. – 3-5 p.m.  Sat. – 1-5 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
            Location: Keystone Community Center, 508 Cranberry St., Johnson City
            Date: Monday – Friday – 1-5 p.m.  (June 3 – July 26)
 
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 through May 24
            Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Sunday Basketball League(Ages: 18+)
Bring your “A” game! Eight players to a team. T-shirt provided.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: May 19 – Aug. 12
            Time: TBA
            Cost: $25/player
            To register: Register in person at Carver Recreation Center
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
Tennis(Open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
First come first served. Tennis courts are available for reservation.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date/Time: Monday through Friday – 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
            Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Special Needs
 
Adaptive Recreation(Open to all ages)
Class is filled with recreation games and activities to allow individuals with physical and developmental disabilities to participate in sports recreation. This is a beginner class that teaches the basic rules of each game.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Wednesdays through May 22 will resume Aug. 7
            Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
The Saturday Special(Ages: 5-12)
Designed for children with special needs, the program offers stimulating activities such as, painting, games and swimming.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
            Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
            Cost: $2/class
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Special Events
 
Candyland Carnival and JC Parks 75th Birthday Celebration(Open to all ages)
In celebration of parks and recreation’s 75th birthday, Candyland Carnival will offer old fashioned games, sweet treats, games, inflatables, balloon twisting, magic show and rock climbing. Free birthday cupcakes while they last! Concessions will be available for sale.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: May 18
            Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To Register: No registration necessary
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
 
 
 
 
Carver Awards Banquet(Open to all ages)
Join the Carver staff as they honor volunteers, youth and others who have made outstanding contributions during the year.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: May 14
            Time: 6-8 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
End of School Block Party(Open to all ages)
Join us as we celebrate our youth’s accomplishments this year with a little outdoor fun! Enjoy food, entertainment, music and door prizes.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: May 24
            Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Mother’s Day Sit to be Fit(Open to all ages)
Mothers and family members will participate in a sitting exercise program together. Afterwards they will take a stroll around the walking track, enjoy games, such as bingo, and draw 4 and checkers. Moms will take home a special gift.  Door prizes will be awarded.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City  
Date: May 9
            Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Mother’s Day Tea(Ages: 4-12 girls)
Girls and their mothers, grandmothers or guardians are invited to a special tea party in honor of Mother’s Day. Light refreshments will be served and together they will complete a special take home craft. There will be plenty of photo opportunities so bring along your camera.  
            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
 
Mountain Games(Open to all ages)
You don’t want to miss this outdoor adventure party! Enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, vendors, music and many more surprises! Lunch will be served at noon.
            Location: Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., Johnson City
            Date: June 8
            Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To Register: No preregistration required
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Olympic Day – Run, Jump, Throw(5-12)
Compete in a variety of events. ETSU weightlifting team will be on hand as well as other ETSU athletes to assist in the activities.
            Location: Kermit Tipton Stadium, 802 Liberty Bell Blvd., Johnson City
            Date: June 28
            Time: 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony – Closing Ceremony noon
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Pollinator Week Facebook Treasure Hunt(Open to all ages)
Clues and rules will be posted on June 17 to the department’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/jcparkstn The weeklong hunt will focus on all things pollinating in celebration of Pollinator Week.
            Location: City wide park system, Johnson City
            Date: June 17 - 23
Cost: Free
For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Thomas Wade Veterans Program(Open to all ages)
Email your veterans photos to hgreenlee@johnsoncitytn.org and join us as we honor those who have given so much for us. Guest speaker: Jerry Story, Washington County Service Officer. Dinner will be served.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Date: May 23
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Tot Triathlon(Ages: 2-6)
It’s a great family fun day and it’s never too early to start thinking about a healthy lifestyle. Preschoolers will run the bases at TVA Credit Union Ballpark (Cardinal Park), transition to the bike portion where they will ride the designated distance (1.5 miles) encounter some water obstacles and end with a wet and watery finish. Participants should bring their Big Wheels, bicycle or tricycle, swim suit, towel and helmet. Snacks will be provided at the finish line.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Aug. 17
            Time: 10-11 a.m.
            Cost: $10/person by June 2.  June 3-8: $15/person
To register: Register in person at MPCC or online at www.myjcparks.org  There will be NO day of registration.
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teens
 
TEEN Center(Grades 7-12)
Different activities on a daily basis such as: Xbox, billiards, foosball, and arts and crafts. The center is safe, fun and supervised.
            Location: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City
            Dates: Monday – Thursday
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person
            For more info call: 423-461-8830
 
Teen Room(Ages: 11-17)
Join us as we open our new Teen Game Room and gym. We have an Xbox gaming system, foosball table, billiard tables and table tennis available each afternoon.
            Location: Keystone Community Center, 508 Cranberry St., Johnson City
            Date: Monday - Friday
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Teen Game Night(Ages: 11-17)
Snacks and beverages are served. Surprises of ice cream and pizza will be added periodically. Bring your friends and socialize with the gang at MPCC while playing Xbox, tWall or EyePlay.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Dates: Thursdays beginning Aug. 8
            Time: 5-7 p.m.
            Cost: Free
            To register: Register in person at MPCC
            For more info call: 423-434-5749
 
Teen Trivia(Ages: 13-17)
Join us for a fun night of trivia, games and pizza.
            Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City
            Date: Third Thursday 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
 
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