Founders Park is a wonderful 5 acre greenspace in the heart of the Downtown district. A perfect site for festivals, music events and community gatherings. The park is open to public use at all times, unless it has been reserved.

On any given day, you will find folks taking a casual stroll, others admiring the sculptures that have been placed by the Public Arts Committee, musicians enjoying the open air pavilion and children flying a kite on the great lawn. The greenway, created for flood mitigation, has become a place to relax and enjoy nature, as well as a catalyst for revitalization for downtown.

Residents can reserve the great lawn, amphitheater, pavilion or the entire park for a fee. To reserve the space, please fill out a request form with information about your special event. Use the Founders Park Request for Use Form to begin the reservation process. A map of Founders Park and outlying streets can be downloaded JCDABaseMap2016, use this to show how you wish to use the park.

All reservations for Founders Park are managed through the Johnson City Development Authority. If your reservation is approved, you will receive an email with a link requesting your fees.

After filling out the document, please save the document as the name of your event and email it to