The lush greenspace that greets visitors and residents as they enter our downtown district from the west, was designed through a storm water retention project. The lovely creek that flows through the center of the park was developed to help with a flooding problem that had troubled the downtown area for decades.
Now, you will find folks taking a casual stroll on a splendid day, 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 five acre water greenway has become a place to relax and enjoy nature as well as a catalyst for revitalization for downtown.
The site of the Blue Plum Festival, Party in the Park, Meet the Mountains and multiple non-profit events and our weekly Friday night music series, Founders After 5, there is almost always something going on in Founders!
The address for your GPS to find Founders Park is 120 Commerce St, Johnson City, TN 37604