Pigeon Forge park nears completion
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.”