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 Kingsport's Borden Park.
901 Lamont Street
About the park: Borden Park offers the widest variety of activities of any park in the Kingsport area. Covering 17 acres, Borden Park includes outdoor activities along with an indoor facility. Six lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, softball field, a frisbee golf course and a walking trail make up only a portion of the outdoor facilities. There are also seven picnic shelters available for rent with barbecue grills. Kids can play on the various playground equipment and there is also a handicap accessible play area as well.
The indoor facility includes two billiard tables, various board games, a ping pong table and a foosball table. The Borden Park Recreation Center and V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex offer structured, organized programs involving sports, study hours, arts and crafts, and other activities that draw interest.
Park Features: Frisbee golf, walking trail, six lighted tennis courts, basketball court, playgrounds, handicap accessible play area, seven picnic shelters with grills, a softball field, plus an indoor facility with billiard tables, board games, ping pong and foosball.
For more information: Call 423-224-2439
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