Mills Park in Gatlinburg

3 Gatlinburg City Parks That You Should Visit During Your Vacation

While most visitors to Gatlinburg are certainly familiar with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city is actually home to several beautiful city parks that are open to the public! Each park offers plenty of recreational opportunities for you to enjoy, including basketball courts, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, trout fishing and more! Here are the 3 Gatlinburg city parks that you should visit during your vacation:

1. Mynatt Park

mynatt parkMynatt Park is located at 634 Asbury Lane, which is a convenient location for those already visiting downtown Gatlinburg. It was recently renovated with an ADA Accessibility Project, consisting of concrete linear paths throughout the park that make it easy to access Leconte Creek. Many other upgrades were performed as part of this project, including lighting upgrades, new pickleball courts, public restroom renovations and the renovation of the pavilion and basketball courts. Mynatt Park is home to the Don Watson Tennis Center, which are six courts open to the public free of charge! The park also features the 2016 Wildfires Memorial and Tribute Plaza, which are two separate plazas flanking each side of LeConte Creek. One serves as a memorial to those who perished in the November 28, 2016 Wildfires, while the other serves as a tribute to the agencies who assisted during the response and recovery efforts.

2. Mills Park

Another one of the Gatlinburg city parks that you should visit during your vacation is Mills Park, located at 309 Mills Park Road. The amenities at this lovely park include an 18-hole disc golf course, a storywalk trail for kids, outdoor exercise equipment, playground area and a 400 meter track. The newest addition to Mills Park is the Gatlinburg Dog Park, which opened in 2021. This state-of-the-art park provides a place for Gatlinburg citizens and visitors to bring their faithful furry companions. A pair of separate fenced-in areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs, feature a double-gated entrance to prevent dogs from getting loose. Both fenced in areas offer lots of room for dogs to exercise and play off-leash. The Gatlinburg Dog Park is a perfect destination for guests staying with their furry friend at our pet friendly cabin rentals!

3. Herbert Holt Park

Herbert Holt ParkHerbert Holt Park is located at 151 North Park Lane and is situated right along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, providing a unique and relaxing setting. The park features a children’s only fishing stream, the William C. Stevens Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier, a covered pavilion which seats 128 individuals, picnic tables and a playground. Herbert Holt Park is also home to Gatlinburg’s Trout Rearing Facility, which is Tennessee’s only municipal trout farm. Fish reared at the facility are transported and deposited into the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River every Thursday (no fishing is allowed on Thursday). The park contains the City of Gatlinburg’s greenhouse as well, which is where all the flowers, plants, and shrubs that make Gatlinburg beautiful are grown and maintained.

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to stay just minutes away from these Gatlinburg City Parks! We look forward to welcoming you to the Great Smoky Mountains!