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City Parks

The Recreation Department maintains three Public Parks in Gatlinburg: Mynatt Park, Mills Park and Herbert Holt Park.

Each Park provides plenty of recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy on a daily basis, including basketball, soccer, walking, and exercising tracks, picnic pavilions, tennis and pickleball at the Don Watson Tennis Center at Mynatt Park, and trout fishing to name a few.

Mynatt Park was recently renovated with an ADA Accessibility Project, consisting of concrete linear paths throughout the park, making it easy to access Leconte Creek which runs alongside the park. Many other upgrades were performed as part of this project, funded by the Gatlinburg City Commission and a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation grant, including lighting upgrades, new pickleball courts, public restroom renovations and the renovation of the pavilion and basketball courts.

Mills Park provides recreational opportunities in eastern Gatlinburg, including walking tracks, an 18-hole disc golf course, outdoor exercise equipment. The newest addition to Mills Park is the Gatlinburg Dog Park, which was opened in 2022. This state-of-the-art park provides citizens, as well as visitors vacationing with their faithful companions, a place to let dogs off their leashes and have fun with the entire family. The Gatlinburg Dog Park was funded by the City, as well as winning a Tennessee Dog Park Dash grant from the Boyd Foundation.

Herbert Holt Park also provides recreational opportunities at the northern entrance to Gatlinburg. Nestled alongside the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, this park is home to some of the Recreation Department’s most unique offerings.

At Herbert Holt Park is the Gatlinburg Trout Facility, which is the only publicly run facility of its type in Tennessee. Through this program, the Recreation Department grows trout in its raceways and then stocks those fish in the West Prong to help facilitate fishing in the area. Trout are released every Thursday and since the program began in 1981, the City has stocked over 1.3 million fish into the river. The City is also proud of its unique handicap-accessible fishing pier, named after former Mayor and City Commissioner Bill Stevens, who was an avid outdoorsman who had a vision for this pier to help aid everyone in fishing.

The Park is also home to the City’s greenhouse, which is maintained and operated by the Recreation Department. This greenhouse is where all the beautiful flowers, plants, and shrubs that make Gatlinburg beautiful are grown and maintained. The Recreation Department also places these flowers and plants around the City.

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Use RecDesk for Facility Reservations and More

The Gatlinburg Recreation Department is now using RecDesk to make life easier for you when it comes to our programming. Use RecDesk for Community Center memberships, program signups, pavilion rentals, camp registration and more.

All of the City Parks have a covered pavilion which can be reserved by calling the Recreation Department at (865) 436-4990.

The City of Gatlinburg provides free usage of the pavilions to Gatlinburg residents.

For visitors to Gatlinburg, the fee structure is as follows:

Mynatt Park: 0-4 hours $25.00, 4+ hours $35.00.

Mills Park: 0-4 hours $25.00, 4+ hours $35.00.

Herbert Holt Park: 0-4 hours $35.00, 4+ hours $45.00.

NOTE: Any fees that may be associated with the reservation must be paid prior to the scheduled usage.

Park Locations

Mynatt Park
634 Asbury Lane
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Herbert Holt Park
151 North Park Lane
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Mills Park
309 Mills Park Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738