Founders Park

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!

Click here for information on booking the park for an event. Note, you must submit your request at least 90 days prior to the date of your event. The greenspace is owned by the City of Johnson City, but it is not  JC Parks and Recreation facility, all requests for use go through the Johnson City Development Authority.

The address for your GPS to find Founders Park is 120 Commerce St, Johnson City, TN 37604