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Park Places: Scott County Park

Staff Report • Oct 3, 2012 at 3:30 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 is Scott County Park & Golf Course in neighboring Scott County, Va.

Scott County Park & Golf Course247 Fore Dr. Suite 101Gate City, Va.

About the park: Self-proclaimed as the most challenging and scenic course in the Mountain Empire, Scott County Park & Golf Course features nine holes for a par of 36. The terrain has many slopes and hills that stretch over 3,067 yards in length. The park, which opened in 1964, also offers meeting room rentals that can be used for business meetings, birthday parties and other family events.

Park Features: A nine-hole golf course, six picnic shelters, two tennis courts, gazebo/overlook, meeting room with TV and WiFi access, and a 1.5-mile nature trail. Picnic shelters with grills can be reserved by contacting the front desk.

Website: http://park.scottcountyva.com/

For more information: 276-452-2442

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