The City of Pigeon Forge Department of Parks and Recreation 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 

2024 Summer Program Guide

J.O.Y. Club

This free program meets in the meeting room at the Pigeon Forge Community Center the first Friday of every month. J.O.Y. Club is for adults ages 50 and up and begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. All you need to bring is a covered dish and a smile! Free Potluck Lunch and Bingo Games!

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. 



Dec. 7th, 2023 -  Pigeon Forge Parks and Recreation, Pigeon Forge Special Events Dept., and Pigeon Forge High School all team up for our annual Community Christmas Night. You'll be swept off your feet with live performances, games, scrumptious goodies, and even a meet and greet with the big guy himself, Santa Claus. Get ready to capture the most unforgettable moments of a truly magical Christmas celebration. This winter wonderland is open to all, completely free of charge! 

Program Staff:

Program Supervisor: Austin McCarter 

Contact Information: 865-429-7373 x23


Program Supervisor: Daniel Barnhart

Contact Information: 865-429-7373 x26