City of Gatlinburg

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Recreation Department

Telephone: (865) 436-4990 
Fax: (865) 430-1390

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The Recreation Department is located at the Gatlinburg Community Center, 156 Proffit Road. The secretary's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. email us

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The Recreation Department consists of several components that work together to provide our citizens and visitors with a pleasant leisure experience.  Three City parks, a 52,000 square foot Community Center, trout fishing in City waters, and the landscaping of all City-owned properties are offered to enhance the beauty of our City and to diversify recreation opportunities.

The primary purpose of the Recreation Department is to provide leisure activities for residents and visitors in accordance with their expressed recreational and educational interests.  The Recreation Director has operational and maintenance responsibility for Mynatt Park, Mills Park, Herbert Holt Park and the Community Center.  The director is also expected to coordinate the use of those facilities with other departments and agencies including Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, Pi Beta Phi Elementary School and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Recreation Department is also responsible for maintaining Gatlinburg's Tree City USA status and for landscaping around all City Buildings, traffic islands, and street right-of-ways.  In addition, it is responsible for maintaining all flower boxes located along the Parkway and River Road.  Funding for Public Restrooms and the Trout Rearing Facility are established in the Recreation Departmental Budget.