Pigeon Forge is known for its go kart tracks, miniature golf courses, massive arcades, laser tag arenas, outlet shops, and family-friendly attractions like WonderWorks, the Titanic Museum Attraction, and Dollywood. But Pigeon Forge is much more than that.
There are dozens of restaurants that offer cuisines from around the world, the scenery of the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains is truly fantastic, and there are even some great parks where you can explore (even beyond the national park) and play when you want to get out and stretch your legs.
As you plan your Pigeon Forge vacation, set aside some time to stop by these lovely parks in Pigeon Forge. From the much-utilized Patriot Park to the multipurpose Pigeon Forge Community Center to the newer Wear Farm City Park – Pigeon Forge’s go-to city park – you’ll have plenty of outdoor space to enjoy in the Smokies.
An homage to those who have served – past and present – Patriot Park has some wonderful features that honor the men and women of the Armed Forces. Along a ½-mile-long walking trail at Patriot Park, see flags from all 50 states and memorials to local Pigeon Forge veterans.
Patriot Park also plays host to the area’s Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival, which is yet another way to honor our veterans and active military. Put on by the Pigeon Forge Department of Specials Events and the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Patriot Festival features live music, a fireworks show, fun activities for the kids, food and drink vendors, and a Kids’ Karnival with plenty of games and fun. You can also get patriotic at the 4th of July fireworks show at the park, which always draws a crowd.
Special Events at Patriot Park
Along with the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival and the 4th of July fireworks show, Patriot Park hosts music festivals, bluegrass concerts, and is decked out for the holidays during the Winterfest lights show.
Year-round events keep the park bustling at times, but you can also spend a peaceful day walking the trail, paying tribute to veterans, or playing around in the park. If you want more information about special events throughout the year, call the Pigeon Forge Department of Special Events at 865.429.7350.
Gazebo and Pavilion
Available for use from March through October, the gazebo and pavilion at Patriot Park offer 2 nice spots for picnics and special events. The pavilion is a first-come, first-serve space; reservations are not taken. The gazebo does take reservations, but there is no fee. Call Ann Ping at 865.429.7373 or use the contact at email@example.com for information about reservations.
Pigeon Forge Community Center
Built in 2000, the Pigeon Forge Community Center is an 86,000-square-foot recreation center offering a little bit of everything in the way of exercise and sports. Annual passes are available, but guests can also get day, week, and month passes if they just want to visit for a few days during their stay in the Smokies.
Memberships at the Pigeon Forge Community Center include use of the fitness center, swimming pool, walking track, and basketball courts, along with access to childcare. Members also get discounts at the bowling alley. Check their website for up-to-date membership and pass prices.
Community Center Amenities
Whether you’re looking to get in those 10,000 steps on your fitbit, burn off some calories after a stack of pancakes at Pancake Pantry, or just want to play a bit while you’re in town, the Pigeon Forge Community Center has plenty of options. Inside, find:
- 3 basketball courts
- 1 racquetball court
- 1 walleyball court
- 10-lane bowling alley
- Child care center
- Aquatics center with 6-lane, 25-yard pool and shallow baby pool
- 2 aerobics rooms
- Meeting room
- 1/10th-mile walking track
- Wellness center
Hours can vary depending on holidays, maintenance work, or weather, but typical hours are:
6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday
1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday
Wear Farm City Park
Finished in spring 2013, Wear Farm City Park is a great new addition to Pigeon Forge. Beautifully landscaped and offering lots of amenities, it’s the primary park for the City of Pigeon Forge. And because it’s located on Wears Valley Rd (623), you’ll get the scenery of lush trees and the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance.
For sporting events, Wear Farm City Park has 5 lighted softball/baseball fields, 1 lighted football field, and 1 multi-purpose field. Kids will love the 2 playgrounds, and 3 shelters offer nice places for picnics. The park also has some lovely walking trails, along with a basketball court and 2 concession stands during events.
Irrigation throughout the park keeps it lush and manicured, and ample parking means you won’t have to find downtown parking when you want to visit. It’s a great outdoor area you don’t want to miss if you’re spending a week or so in the area.
Pigeon Forge Cabins
After a day in the parks, head back to a cozy cabin set among the trees, perched high atop the mountains, or located just minutes from the Parkway. We have cabins in a variety of locations to meet your needs, and they feature amenities and space for any type of vacation. If you’re planning a family vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, check out our 3-6 bedroom cabins that offer plenty of space.
Each cabin is unique in amenities and décor, but some of the perks you’ll find include big screen TVs, rec rooms with game tables and arcade games, private indoor pools, home theaters, full kitchens, dining rooms, bunk beds for the kids, comfy king-size beds for the parents, hot tubs, and decks overlooking the Smokies.
We also have cabins perfect for honeymoons after a Smoky Mountain wedding, pet-friendly cabins, and budget-friendly cabins when you’re looking to save! Just browse our cabins online or give us a call and let one of our knowledgeable vacation planners help you find the perfect fit!