This well-known park has been providing fun and adventure to families across the region. Winged Deer Park is located on the Bristol Highway, in Johnson City, Tennessee. The 200-acre facility was once the home of the Norton Amey family. This family owned the property from the 1940s through the early 1970s.
The city purchased the land in 1985, and turned the original farmhouse into the Parks and Recreation Administration Office. This facility features a meeting room, landscaped grounds and patio as well as working offices.
The park provides much more today. Visitors can enjoy 5 lighted softball fields, an athletic office, scorer's tower, 3 lighted soccer fields, batting cages, a disc golf course and a full playground.
The park offers half a mile of lighted and paved trails, several lakefront volleyball courts and much more. No matter what sport you like, or how large your family is, you can find a number of fun activities at Winged Deer Park.
The park offers a number of historic attractions, even if you have no interest in sports.
- Robert Young Cabin- This cabin is one of the oldest dwellings in the region. Its original construction was in the 1770s.
- James H. Quillen Historical Tree Museum- This botanical museum is dedicated to former Congressman James H. Quillen. It features a vast array of donated trees as well as "genealogy plaques," discussing the respective tree's ancestors.
- Massengill Monument- This statue originally stood in North Johnson City from 1937 to 1940. It was originally erected by Dr. Samuel Evans Massengill in honor of his great-great-grandfather, as well as the area pioneers. It was moved to Winged Deer Park in 1990.
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