Recreation and Leisure Facilities
The 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
Over 3 miles of walking and jogging trail are located along the lakefront. The trial offers drinking fountains, benches, and picnic tables scattered throughout.
Kingston Community Center
Located 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
This 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
City Park is 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.
Located 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
The 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
Located 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
The 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
Located on Highway 70 across from the Community Center, it offers a pavilion, picnic area, benches, fishing pier, boat ramp, and dock.