Local Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville Parks
Even though the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in TN is the main outdoor attraction in the Smokies, the local parks in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are also a great way to enjoy the Smokies!
Pack up the kids and your picnic basket and you are in for a full day of fun ahead with playgrounds, basketball courts, creeks to fish, fields to run in and barbeque grills and picnic table just waiting for your tasty vittles.
Prefer something more quiet for just the two of you? Grab a blanket and head to the park to find your resting spot under a beautiful tree. Each of the parks listed below offer their own treasures just waiting to be enjoyed.
Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge Tennessee
A great example of "Less is more!" The park is a big, wide open space featuring a walking trail around the entire park, flags of all 50 states, a historic missile, a pavilion and gazebo, and The Winterfest Lights.
You will find next door in the Old Mill complex a bakery, candy store, toy store, pottery store, several craft stores, a creamy, as well as the Old Mill Restaurant and the Old Mill itself. Be sure to take the tour and a camera as well!
Patriot Park is located next to the Historic Old Mill in downtown Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
Pigeon Forge City Park in Pigeon Forge
This park is next to a river and has a Swimming Pool, 2 separate playgrounds, 4 softball fields, tennis court, basketball court, soccer area, 2 pavilions, and picnic tables.
To reserve one of the picnic pavilions call the Community Center at (865)429-7373.
Pigeon Forge City Park is located by the Pigeon Forge Community Center and behind the Kroger's supermarket and close to the library.
Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg Tennessee
This is another beautiful, expansive park with all the amenities and is a favorite with locals in the Smokies.
This park features: A large pavilion, large picnic area, houses nearby, tennis and basketball courts, baseball field, 2 separate play areas, and free fishing for kids under 12!
Pavilion can be reserved, to do so call the Gatlinburg Community Center for reservations at (865)436-4990.
Located in Gatlinburg off Airport Road near the Cherokee Orchard Road entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Herbert Holt Park in Gatlinburg Tennessee
This is a subtle quiet park, hidden away from the bustling city of Gatlinburg that features a Picnic Pavilion, play area, a walking trail, and kids under 12 can fish for free in the river!
You must call the Gatlinburg Community Center at (865)436-4990 to reserve the picnic pavillion.
Herbert Holt Park is located as your coming into Gatlinburg Tennessee.
Mills Park in Gatlinburg Tennessee
Is a lovely area and famed locally for the Scottish Games they hold every spring!
The park features a great pavilion, a couple play areas, basketball court, soccer field, track field, and within walking distance to the Gatlinburg Community Center.
For pavilion reservations call (865)436-4990.
Mills Park is located just off highway 321 (stoplight #3) and below the Community Center.
Sevierville Park in Sevierville Tennessee
This is a beautiful park with all the amenities, such as a Swimming Pool, Walking Trail around the park, a wooded area, a river, basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis areas, and a large wooden play area called Mount Ton of Fun!
Picnic tables and pavilion reservations are also available, to reserve a pavilion, please call the Sevierville Community Center (865)453-5441.
Sevierville Park is located on Park Road.
As you can see, there are some great local parks on the Smokies that most do not know about and are a great way to avoid the crowds during holidays. Sure, there is a lot to do in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, but on a nice day, you should be outside in the fresh Smoky Mountains air in one of our local city parks.
Of course, when you came to the Smokies you should still come visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Even though people come from around the world to enjoy our beloved national park, most do not know about our wonderful local parks and to keep it that way, let's keep these gems as our secret!