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Ready to ‘ramp back up’ Town schedule

After a very unusual and difficult 2020, it looks like the Town’s scheduled activities and events are starting to ramp back up and are getting back to normal.

What was once a church is now the Farragut Community Center and the West Knox County Senior Center, located at 239 Jamestowne Blvd. During the pandemic, the Community Center was open with limited activities and the gym was closed due to flooring issues. The flooring issues have been resolved and the gym is now open for use. New activities are being scheduled and the gym is available for basketball, pickleball, volleyball and much more. All classes held at the Community Center require a free membership and class fees vary. Farragut residency is not required for membership. To find out more, go to I might also add that after being closed for about a year, the West Knox County Senior Center re-opened as of April 5 with its regularly scheduled hours.

Rental space at the Community Center includes two classrooms, a middle school-sized gymnasium with a stage and the Assembly Hall – an event venue that includes a pre-function area and a catering kitchen. Groups are now starting to reserve space for events, so now is the time to plan future gatherings.

Here are our upcoming Town events:

• Dedication of the Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza on Friday, May 7

(Mayor McGill was one of the founders of Farragut 40 years ago. He was our third mayor and was very instrumental in the purchase of the historic house located on this property at the corner of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road during his term in office.)

• 37th Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, May 15

• Juried Art Show at the community center, June 26-27

• Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 3 (The parade is a day early this year.)

• Musicfest at West End Shopping Center (Shop Farragut event) July 9 and 10

• Farragut Parks & Rec Homerun Derby on Monday, July 19, at MBLP

• Dog Daze 5 (Shop Farragut event) Aug. 13-15

• Fun with Farragut’s Fleet, Saturday, Aug. 14

• Lawn Chair Concert Series will return. (The exact dates have not been finalized, but will be in late summer and early fall.)

I also want to add that the McFee Park Phase 3 expansion is nearing completion, and we anticipate a special opening of the park sometime in August. I want to thank all of our Parks & Rec staff for the amazing work they do to help make Farragut the fun and exciting place we live in.

One last bit of information I want to share is that we are accepting applications for volunteer committees through May 14. Serving on a volunteer advisory committee, council or board is a great way to share your time, talents and enthusiasm with the Farragut community. There are nine committees and boards, and applications are available at or at Town Hall. For more information, call the Administration department at 865-966-7057.

Enjoy all that Farragut has to offer, have a great summer and stay safe.