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Park Places: Keith Memorial Park

Staff Report • Jul 18, 2012 at 3:41 AM

Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have plenty to offer in the way of recreational opportunities, including numerous city and county parks that give residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're looking for a place to play or a quiet green space where you can get away from it all, chances are you won't have to look far.

The region's parks offer a wide range of activities, including playgrounds, picnic shelters, walking trails, bike paths, fishing holes, sports facilities and more. To help you make the most of the offerings, Sunday Stories is highlighting one park each week. This week's featured park, located in nearby Nickelsville, Va., is part of the Scott Parks and Recreation Department.

Keith Memorial ParkNickelsville, Va.

About the Park: Keith Memorial Park was dedicated on Oct. 21, 2000, and consists of 17-plus acres of land purchased by Scott County for development into a recreation park. From the beginning, the park has been developed by volunteers. An authentic log cabin, available for rental for public and private use, is the focal point of the park. At the entrance of the park stands the War Memorial, a magnificent African black granite monument honoring all Scott County soldiers who have lost their life in battle - dating as far back as the Indian wars.

Park Features: Facilities in the park also include a one-mile walking trail in a beautiful, natural setting; playground equipment, a Little League baseball field, the Twin Springs High School baseball field, a paved basketball court, an amphitheater, a concession stand, and picnic areas including two covered shelters and several individual picnic tables.

Directions: Take a right at the corner of Jones and East Jackson Street in Gate City. Proceed approximately 13 miles, and take a right onto Spartan Band Drive.

Website: www.recreation.scottcountyva.com

For more information: 276-452-2442.



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