The roots of the Kingsport Parks and Recreation program began in the 1930's, when the city decided to provide a nine hole golf course with a clubhouse and tennis courts, across from the future location of Civic Auditorium, which was built in 1940. Since then, the Parks and Recreation Department has developed into the "model" for other cities in Tennessee. The Kingsport Parks and Recreation Department controls, develops and maintains several parks, a championship 18 hole golf course, the illustrious Allandale Mansion, multiple community centers, the Greenbelt Fitness Trail, the Civic Auditorium, the Cultural Arts Division, Hunter Wright Stadium, the Renaissance Center, the Riverview Splash Pad and Scott Adam Memorial Skatepark. The head offices for the Parks and Recreation Department are located in Civic Auditorium at 1550 Fort Henry Drive. To learn more about the Kingsport Recreation Department click here.