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Rocky Top Sports World to Honor Coach Pat Summitt

Rocky Top Sports World to Honor Coach Pat Summitt

Rocky Top Sports World, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, will be honoring the late Pat Summitt, former University of Tennessee Women’s Head Basketball Coach, in a dedication ceremony on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The complex invites the comm unity to join the family and friends of Pat, Ira and Kim Blumenthal of the […]

Asheville Volunteer Group Repairs Historic Palmer Barn

Asheville Volunteer Group Repairs Historic Palmer Barn

Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently received help to restore key elements of the historic Palmer Barn. Asheville building contractor Sean Perry and his crew partnered with the park and Friends of the Smokies to preserve the structural integrity of the barn and improve visitor safety through the renovation project in Cataloochee in the North […]

Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

The city of Gatlinburg, Tenn. will host a ceremony to celebrate earning Firewise USA recognition on May 23 at 3 p.m. EDT at Rocky Top SportsWorld in Gatlinburg. To become Firewise, the Gatlinburg community conducted wildfire hazard assessments and developed protection plans to address safety concerns with guidance from the Gatlinburg Fire Department, Great Smoky […]

Rocky Top Sports World Awarded 2019 and 2020 AAU National Tournaments

Rocky Top Sports World Awarded 2019 and 2020 AAU National Tournaments

Rocky Top Sports World, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, has been awarded hosting privileges for the 2019 and 2020 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championships by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. “The National Tournament Selection Committee recognizes that Rocky Top Sports World is one of the premier venues in the country for […]

Great Smoky Mountains Honors Michelle Bogart; Celebrates Tourism Week

Great Smoky Mountains Honors Michelle Bogart; Celebrates Tourism Week

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is pleased to announce the selection of Michelle Bogart as the Park’s 2017 “Employee of the Year.” This marks the 34th anniversary of an important partnership between the park and its neighboring communities which recognizes the outstanding work of park employees in all disciplines. A public event will be held […]

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Spur

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park maintenance crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along the north and southbound Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, beginning Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3 and again Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10 for routine maintenance operations. The single-lane closures will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. until […]

CASA Recruiting Volunteers

CASA Recruiting Volunteers

CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates that have been trained to represent the best interest of children in juvenile abuse and neglect cases. Appointed by local judges, a CASA advocates for children in court and other settings. No special background or education is required to become a CASA volunteer. We encourage people from all […]

Gatlinburg Presents Earth Week In The Smokies

Gatlinburg Presents Earth Week In The Smokies

Every year, when the temperatures turn warm, Gatlinburg turns its attention to all things spring and green, celebrating our “Going Green” efforts in a big way during the annual Earth Week Celebration held Monday, April 23 to Saturday, April 27. Gatlinburg dedicates an entire week to environmental advocacy with events designed to share easy green […]

Get Inspired During “Hands On Gatlinburg” Weekend

Get Inspired During “Hands On Gatlinburg” Weekend

Spring into the new season by getting in touch with your creative side during “Hands On Gatlinburg” Arts & Crafts Weekend in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Arts and crafts lovers can learn from Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community artisans the techniques and traditions that permeate Appalachian craft heritage, while also discovering […]

Park Recruits Trail Volunteers

Park Recruits Trail Volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced several volunteer workdays beginning April 5 through April 28 along heavily-used trails and nature loops as the park prepares for the busy summer season. These opportunities are ideal for people interested in learning more about the park and the trails program through hands-on service alongside experienced park staff. […]

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