The City of Pigeon Forge Department of Parks and Recreations prides itself on its many programs that are offered for all ages.  

We are always open to new ideas, please contact us if you have a great program idea that you would like to see. For information regarding any of the programs please contact the Pigeon Forge Community Center Front Desk at 865-429-7373 

Knoxville Martial Arts Academy

"Comprehensive mixed martial arts training for all ages"

"Little Warriors"
(5 - 9 year olds)

(10 - 15 year olds)

For more information contact: Eric A. Turner Owner/ Head Instructor—865-809-3002 or 

J.O.Y. Club

Just Older Youth  (JOY) is for senior adults and meets on the first Friday of each month. During the monthly meetings we play BINGO, cards, and participate in other activities. A pot luck lunch is served at 11:30 (everyone is encouraged to bring a dish, but it is not required). From time to time we will have special guest come for presentation on health, fitness and other topics important for the senior community.

After School Programs

The Pigeon Forge Community Center program staff offers two different after school programs.

Elementary age:

This program is a structured program that is held everyday after school (day camps are usually available on days school is scheduled out). The kids are dropped off at the community center via school bus. When they arrive they are given a snack and then a time for homework and tutoring. Once homework is done the kids participate in a variety of activities from arts and crafts to bowling and swimming.

Middle School and High School age:

This program is a voluntary program for the student that come to the community center after school each day. The students are offered a homework area and a variety of activities are offered on a daily basis. These activities include but are not limited to: football, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, basketball, and kickball. 


Special Events


The Halloween Spooktacular is a yearly, one-day event that takes place the week of Halloween. This event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating. This non-scary event is a FREE event and has grown to over 4,000 participants the past few years. Vendors from the Pigeon Forge Community set up fun, and sometimes interactive displays, and hand out candy. The 2018 Halloween Spooktacular is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM. 



The first Tuesday in December, the Woody Brackin’s Memorial Christmas Tree is lit at our Pigeon Forge Community Christmas Event. After the tree lighting, the crowd moves inside the Pigeon Forge Community Center for snacks, entertainment, games, and a visit from Santa. This is a Free event.

Program Staff:

Recreation Superintendant: Dave Anderson

Contact Information: 865-429-7373


Program Supervisor: Austin McCarter 

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Program Supervisor: Seth Rodgers

Contact Information: 865-429-7373 x26