The City has suspended all special events until further notice. No reservation requests are being accepted at this moment due to the evolution of COVID-19.

All reservations for Founders Park, the Pavilion and King Commons are managed by the City of Johnson City.

Rental Areas & Fees

  • Founders Park – Entire Park: $500 (Full Day)
  • Founders Park – Great Lawn: $360 (Full Day) & $310 (Half Day)
  • Founders Park – Pavilion: $450 (Full Day) & $300 (Half Day)
  • Founders Park – Amphitheater: $250 (Full Day)
  • King Commons – Entire Park: $360 (Full Day) & $310 (Half Day)


  • Site maps are available here.

A special event is any event featuring one or more of the following items: over 25 attendees, alcohol, food trucks, inflatables, onsite cooking, and/or road closures.

For special events, a Special Event Policy, Procedure & Application must be submitted 90 days prior to the date of the event. If beer will be served, a Temporary Beer License Application (City of Johnson City) must be completed as well. Any request for serving alcohol must be submitted to the State of Tennessee.

A standard event is any event that does not feature alcohol, food trucks, inflatables, onsite cooking, and/or road closures.

Insurance is required for all events. If you would like more information about obtaining special event insurance, we recommend visiting One Beacon Entertainment’s website to find out more about their TULIP Event Insurance.

For questions about the reservation process or space, please contact Andy Heuiser, with the city of Johnson City, at or 423.434.6019.