The Community Parks of the Smoky Mountains

March 7, 2023

Knowing the free city parks in the area is a true treasure. Not only does Sevier County have the Great Smoky Mountain National Park but we also an boast these wonderful free city parks located throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Even our 4 legged friends can benefit from a park visit!

As a resident the parks are a refreshing small town experience. With so many visitors to so many attractions, the residents enjoy the community parks and all they offer. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville all offer Community Park and Recreation programs that benefit everyone. There are community centers to join that include bowling, along with these free park experiences!

City Parks:

* Herbert Holt Park
N Park Ln, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Located at the entrance to Gatlinburg right as you’re coming in,
Herbert Holt Parkis a subtle quiet park hidden away from the bustling city. It features a pavilion, play area, a walk trail and free fishing for kids under 12 in the river! The pavilion can be reserved, please call the Gatlinburg Community Center for reservations.

* Mills Park
309 Mills Park Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Located just off highway 321 (stoplight #3) and below the Community
Center, is a lovely area and famed locally for the high school games they hold throughout the year! The park features a pavilion, a couple play areas, basketball court, soccer field, track field and within walking distance to the Gatlinburg Community Center. The pavilion can be reserved by calling the Gatlinburg Community Center.

* Mynatt Park
622 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Located in Gatlinburg, is another beautiful, expansive park with all
the amenities. This park features: A large pavilion, large picnic area, tennis and basketball courts, baseball field, 2 separate play areas, and free fishing for kids under 12! Pavilion can be reserved by calling the Gatlinburg Community Center.

* Patriot Park
186 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Patriot Park, next to the Historic Old Mill, is a great example of “Less is more!” The park is a big, wide open space featuring a walk trail, flags of all 50 states, a historic missile, pavilion and gazebo, and The Winterfest Lights! Also, the Old Mill complex features a bakery, candy store, toy store, pottery store, several craft stores, a creamy, the Old Mill and the Old Mill Restaurant.

* Pigeon Forge City Park
170 Community Center Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Pigeon Forge City Park is located by the Pigeon Forge Community Center and behind the Kroger store. The park is next to a river, and is in the area of the Community Center and library. The park features two swimming pools (at the Community Center), a playground, tennis court, a pavilion and picnic tables. Pavilions can also be reserved. To reserve, call the Pigeon Forge Community Center.

* Wear Farm Park
623 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Wear Farm Park is located on Wears Valley Road across from the McDonalds and Weigels. The park features many sports fields with a focus on baseball as well as three weather shelters, walking trails, concession stands, bathroom buildings and is well lit at dark.

Dog Parks:

* Sevierville PetSafe Dog Park
815-817 Park Rd,
Sevierville, TN 37862

The Sevierville PetSafe Dog Park is located at the Sevierville City Park. Per their website: “The facility offers separate large and small dog areas, dog agility equipment, water, shade, observation cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, benches and a designated parking/handicapped parking area. All pets must be vaccinated as required by City and State laws.”

* Mills Park Dog Park
309 Mills Park Rd,
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The Gatlinburg Dog Park is located inside Mills Park next to its main pavilion. Per their website: “The Dog Park at Mills Park features a great opportunity for large and small dogs alike to have areas for their enjoyment. The Dog Park is divided into two fenced in areas: ones for larger dogs and another area for smaller dogs. Both enclosed areas feature a double-gated entrance to prevent dogs from getting loose. The two areas make up a safe space for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Both the large and small dog parks offer a fenced-in area for the dogs to exercise and play off leash. Both facilities feature shaded areas, benches, and dog-waste bags and trash cans. Water fountains are accessible outside the gates of both the large and small dog parks.”