July 4 Parade is cancelled; Center to open

• Per Knox County Health Department guidelines on Phase 2 Re-opening, Town of Farragut announces its annual Independence Day Parade has been cancelled, along with Fun with Farragut’s Fleet.

• However, Farragut Community Center and Town Hall will re-open next week.

Details, other events

• In lieu of the parade, the Town is asking businesses and neighborhoods to participate in Festive Fourth at Home. This event, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 4, encourages residents to decorate yards, houses, cars, trucks, etc. and dress in festive attire for drive-by viewing. The Town asks participants to send their location to media@townoffarragut.org by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 2, for inclusion on a map of participating locations.

• Fun with Farragut’s Fleet has been cancelled for 2020 due to an inability to properly sanitize surfaces.

• Farragut Town Hall and Community Center will open to the public Monday, June 1, with regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). Masks and social distancing are requested. Virtual public meetings will continue during Phase 2. Knox County Clerk office in Town Hall will remain closed through Phase 2. Call 865-215-2385 for information about other offices.

Classes and gym time at the Community Center will be restructured to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Athletic fields in Farragut parks are opening with specific regulations. For up-to-date information about Community Center programs and field use, visit farragutparksandrec.org.

• McFee Park Splashpad and all park playgrounds remain closed during Phase 2. Per health department guidelines, splashpads can only open if social distancing and crowd control can be enforced. Because of the open structure of Farragut’s splashpad, it is not conducive to social distancing. Town will release additional information regarding the splashpad after Knox County announces guidelines for Phase 3.

• Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo will be Saturday, July 25, at Anchor Park. The event will include two rounds of fishing from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required, and families will be assigned a location upon arrival. Register for one session only at townoffarrgut.org/register. Participants need to bring their own poles. Bait will be provided or participants can bring their own.

For more information on Town Hall re-opening, including courts and public meetings, visit townoffarragut.org. For complete details on the reopening of Town’s parks, Community Center and athletic fields, see “Phase 2 reopening plan” on the homepage of farragutparksandrec.org.