Three Block Hike Now Marked from Tweetsie Trail to Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek

A story was told about Jacob’s signs he painted to advertise the painted rocks he planned to sell at a yard sale that never happened.  The story developed into the placement of painted rocks to guide hikers from the Tweetsie Trail to Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek.


AN OFFICIAL MAP OF JACOB’S NATURE PARK AT SINKING CREEK!  Click on hyperlink to view and print: jacobsnatureparkmap022417


11/4/16 Ribbon-cutting on New Bridge/Boardwalk in Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek

Johnson City News & Neighbor Suggests City Commission Investment at Jacob’s Nature Park

Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek is a neighbor to a home for adults with intellectual disabilities, and located across the street from senior citizen apartments, and surrounded by homes with young families, and is 1/2 mile from Mountain View Elementary School, AND within a few blocks of the Tweetsie Trail.

It’s an investment in public health: water quality, childhood obesity, recreation for seniors and adults with intellectual disabilities – it’s an investment in economic development with the prosperous Tweetsie Trail.

I’m not the only one who believes in this investment.  Click here to read the opinion of Jeff Keeling, Associate Editor of Johnson City News & Neighbor

Need $$$ Contributions to Build Outdoor Classroom with Living Roof

It took over four years to raise $30,000 for Boone Watershed Partnership to pay for the design and materials to build a bridge with volunteer labor that will link the wetlands area to the woodlands hiking trail across Sinking Creek.

A 20′ x 30′ outdoor classroom with a living roof placed near the wetlands similar to the image below is estimated to cost at least another $25,000.  Please help build an outdoor classroom soon by making an online donation and specify “Jacob’s Park” as the purpose:

concept of outdoor classroom with living roof placed near wetlands provided by living roofs inc in asheville (2)

Concept of outdoor classroom with living roof provided by Living Roofs Inc. in Asheville, NC.

JC Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Approves Plans to Build Bridge Across Sinking Creek at Jacob’s Nature Park

bridge concept

Concept of Bridge To Be Built by City of Johnson City with TN Dept. of Correction

TH&P Engineering is currently surveying the intended construction area for drafting the final design.


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