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Friday, May 24, 2024

Riverview Splash Pad opens for summer!


The Riverview Splash Pad (1101 Martin Luther Jr. Drive) will open for the summer season this Saturday (May 25) and will remain open until the end of September.

The splash pad will be active from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day during the summer. The splash pad can be turned on during these hours by rubbing the silver activator pad located on the wall between the restrooms.

The splash pad is a zero-depth aquatic play structure that allows children to experience different types of water environments. Because the splash pad is a zero-depth facility, it does not have a lifeguard on duty, so all children must be supervised during their visit.

Features of the splash pad include surface water jets, a snake head water spray, run-through loops with water jets, rotating water cannons, water buckets and a palm tree with water jets.

Each of the picnic shelters adjacent to the splash pad can be reserved by clicking on the CivicRec link in the ConnectKingsport app or by going to and clicking on the “CivicRec” link, then searching for “outdoor rentals” in the search bar. You can also reserve the shelters through the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department by calling 423-224-2489 or 423-343-9723.

The rentals are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.visit this link to Kingsport Parks and Recreation to rent a shelter.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

2024 Bike and Car Show benefits Riverview charities!

1st Annual Juneteenth Bike and Car Show, benefiting the New Vision Youth, the Sons and Daughters of Douglass and Vic Danger Legacy, June 15, 2024  - please put on your calendar and plan to visit, or enter and show off your ride!


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Kingsport Drug Take-Back Event Puts Old Drugs Where They Belong

Old, discarded, out-of-date medicines now have a new home in Kingsport and the Riverview community.

The trash.  Where they belong.

The New Vision Youth Group, in cooperation with the Kingsport Police Department and the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition conducted a prescription drug take-back program in the Dobyns-Bennett High School parking lot recently (April 27th).

The Kingsport community came together and brought their old, outdated prescriptions, needles and drug containers to be discarded and in return, the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition gave out free prescription lock boxes to keep their medicines safe from grandchildren and visitors to their homes.

The event is an annual one, started first in Johnson City by the New Vision Youth Group with DEFY (Drug Education for Youth), along with ETSU, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and the Johnson City Police Department and the late Mrs. Mary Williams, a former director at the South Central Kingsport Community Development Corporation.  Kingsport began its event shortly after.

More pictures of the take-back event this year in Kingsport are below: