Founders Park and King Commons areas are both wonderful green spaces located in the heart of Downtown Johnson City. They are the perfect sites for festivals, music events and community gatherings. Both parks are open to public use at all times, unless they have been formally 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. Created for flood mitigation, both green space areas have become a place to relax and enjoy nature, as well as a catalyst for revitalization for downtown.

Residents can reserve Founders Park: great lawn, amphitheater, pavilion and/or King Commons for a reasonable fee. To reserve any of these spaces, please fill out the Reservation Request Form with information about your special event. Please note: Your event will not be officially booked until you receive a confirmation email for booking from our office.

All reservations for Founders Park are managed through the Johnson City Development Authority. If your reservation is approved, you will receive an email confirming your event details.

After filling out the document, please be sure to save a copy for your records as well. For questions about booking events, contact Reagan Streetman at