Recreation and Leisure Facilities
City of Kingston operates a variety of recreational and leisure
facilities for the enjoyment of its residents and guests. Most of the
facilities are located around the beautiful shoreline of Watts Bar Lake.
Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail
3 miles of walking and jogging trail are located along the lakefront.
The trial offers drinking fountains, benches, and picnic tables
Kingston Community Center
just off Highway 70 at Patton Ferry Rd, it sits across from scenic
Watts Bar Lake and City Park. The building offers a large central
meeting room, a kitchen, and a variety of meeting and activity rooms.
The rooms are available for rent for a set fee. The center is home to
senior activities such as daily card playing, quilting, monthly
luncheons, and weekly dancing. Tai Chi classes are also available three
days a week. For information call 865-376-9476.
The City operates 4 lighted tennis courts. Two are across from the community center and are two located at City Park.
Alton E. Byrd Park
beautiful area offers a lighted 190’ centered ball field, bleachers,
concession stand, restrooms, and press stand. The area set directly on
Watts Bar Lake and is home to the Kingston Girl’s Softball Association.
City Park The
located on Watts Bar Lake and Highway 70. The park has two children’s
playgrounds, tennis courts, sand volleyball, a basketball court, picnic
tables, grills, pavilion, rest rooms, boat ramps, and docks.
on the Clinch River and mouth of the Emory River, this park has large
parking lot, pavilion, picnic area, grills, boat ramp and dock. This
park also has a skateboard park; helmet laws do apply.
Outdoor Swimming Pool
pool is 42’ by 83’ and 3 1/2 ‘ to 12’ deep. There is a 1-meter diving
board and two aquatic slides. There is a pavilion and grassy area for
sun bathing with concession stand and vending machines. Public swim and
swim lessons are offered from May to August each year. City lifeguards
are on duty at all hours of operation. The pool can also be rented for
parties, by calling the community center for rates and availability. The
pool is also the home of the Kingston Swim Team.
Gertrude Porter Park
two blocks from Kentucky Street, this area has a fenced softball field,
children’s playground, and regulation size basketball court.
Southwest Park Recreation Complex Located high above the confluence of
the Tennessee and Clinch on Highway 58, it sits adjacent to the
beautiful and historic
Fort South West Point
sports complex offers a lighted baseball and softball field with
concession stands and press box. The park has restrooms, bleachers,
400-meter, 8-lane track, and soccer field.
Located on Highway 58 offers picnic areas, boat ramp and dock.
Gravel Pit Park
on Highway 70 across from the Community Center, it offers a pavilion,
picnic area, benches, fishing pier, boat ramp, and dock.