Pigeon Forge park nears completion

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

Construction on Wear Farm City Park is nearly done, and the facility should open in March, as scheduled, said Pigeon Forge Assistant City Manager Eric Brackins.

“We’re in the punch-list stage,” said Brackins. Only small tasks remain to be done at the park, 647 Wears Valley Road.

“Planting, landscaping, touch-up, cleanup. We still have to put the playground up.”

The park will be completed in late February, with a grand opening in March, Brackins said. “We’ll present a change order to the [city commission] sometime in January.”

The park will host Little League baseball games starting in late March. Baseball practice will begin earlier in the month.

The cost of the park is about $7.8 million, Brackins said.

Wear Farm City Park replaces nearby City Park, which was torn down to make way for a wastewater facility. The new park will feature facilities for little league baseball and football, as well as picnic areas, walking trails, a basketball court and play areas.

Said Brackins, “The park will serve visitors and residents.”

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