​PARKS & RECREATION

Exercise and enjoyment


We are happy to provide several areas for recreation and game playing along with a place to enjoy time with your family.  Our parks and recreation department strives to have a safe place to play and have fun especially for the area children.

 

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park


This park is located in parts of Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky and houses a wealth of information about how the Commonwealth came to be. CGNHP offers miles of hiking trails, an intriguing museum, a beautiful cave and a welcoming staff to help direct you to interesting stops during your time in Bell County. The main entrance to the park, including the visitors center, is located in Middlesboro. 

 

Lincoln Park

 

This park offers a walking track, basketball courts, tennis courts and a playground which honor the historical Lincoln High School. LHS served as a local high school from 1910 until 1965 and also went by the name Middlesboro Colored Public School.

Buddy Massengill Park

 

Located on the east side of town, this park features a walking track and playground equipment suitable for younger children. The park is named for a former council member who was in charge of the Parks and Recreation department.

Fords Woods Park

With handicap accessible playground equipment and scenic trees, this park makes for a tranquil escape in the city. The park offers restrooms, a walking track and additional standard playground equipment.

Walt Overbay Field

With handicap accessible playground equipment and scenic trees, this park makes for a tranquil escape in the city. The park offers restrooms, a walking track and additional standard playground equipment.

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