About Us 

MARYVILLE-ALCOA-BLOUNT COUNTY

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

The Parks and Recreation Commission of Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County is a joint venture between the three governments as permitted by the Inter-Local Cooperation Act 12-9-101 and 11-24-101, the provision for providing recreation services.  The Commission was established in 1970 and is the only joint venture of its type in Tennessee.  The Commission is made up of seven members; two representing each government and one at-large elected by the six.  This is an administrative board and is responsible for hiring a full time Executive director.  The Commission operates under it's own by-laws and the employees are governed and protected under a personnel policy manual and job classification system.  There are 20 full-time employees and several permanent part-time / seasonal part-time employees.

The Parks and Recreation Commission does not own the parks and structures, with the exception of the Administrative Office.  Each government is responsible for its own capital improvements.  The Parks and Recreation Commission operates and maintains those facilities.

Our Administrative Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM.

After Hours Drop Box and On-Line Registration Available

If you are unable to visit the Parks & Recreation Office during regular business hours, you may use our secure drop box or on-line registration at www.parksrec.com to submit registrations and payments.

Refund Policy for Programs

Refunds may be given up to five (5) working days prior to the beginning of each program. If your cancellation causes the program number to fall below the required minimum, the refund will be contingent upon the vacancy being filled. After classes begin, refunds will be made for the following reasons only: 1) Illness or Injury 2) Moving from the Blount County area 3) Cancellation of the program by Parks & Rec. Refunds will be prorated according to the number of classes already held. All refunds are subject to a $2.00 administrative cost charge, unless the program has been cancelled by Parks & Recreation.

Donations

The Leon Berrong Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 to allow disadvantaged children to be able to participate in Parks & Rec. programs. Donations can be made on-line by clicking on the Register For Programs button on this web site and then scrolling down to the Donation button. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact our office at 983-9244. Thank you for your support.