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Photo Gallery: Enjoy a Tour of the Rejuvenated Cal Johnson Recreation Center and Park 
On Sept. 23, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon, City Council members, community partners and advocates officially cut a ribbon and dedicated the rejuvenated Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive.

The top-to-bottom inside-and-out transformation of the rec center and park reflects a $721,866 City investment and a privately-funded $100,000 public art project. (Many thanks to 2K Foundations and Lady Vol legend Candace Parker.)

Get complete details here: https://knoxvilletn.gov/news/2020/rejuvenated_cal_johnson_rec_center_dedicated

Mayor Kincannon lauded the collaboration with an array of partners and the commitment to invest in people and neighborhoods, saying, “We can do more when we share our resources and talents.”

Enjoy the gallery from the Sept. 23 ribbon-cutting and a tour of the new amenities!

Inspirational and bold mural at the Cal Johnson Park basketball courts

Inspirational and bold mural at the Cal Johnson Park basketball courts

Inspirational and bold mural at the Cal Johnson Park basketball courts

Poet Nikki Giovanni quote adorns a wall at the Cal Johnson basketball courts

Lady Vol great Candace Parker's quoted on equity is painted courtside at Cal Johnson. Parker and 2K Foundations funded the $100,000 public art project, which also quotes Lady Vol Coach Pat Summitt and poet Nikki Giovanni.

On Sept. 23, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon, City Council members and community partners cut a ribbon and celebrated more than $875,000 in recent upgrades at three City Parks, funded through City, Knox County, state and private collaboration.

On Sept. 23, 2020, Mayor Indya Kincannon, City Council members and community partners cut a ribbon and celebrated more than $875,000 in recent upgrades at three City Parks, funded through City, Knox County, state and private collaboration.

The City has installed a new 4,500-square-foot $81,700 playground at Cal Johnson.

A new $71,031 fitness room has been added during a major renovation of Cal Johnson Rec Center.

Cal Johnson Rec Center was reconfigured to create space for this multipurpose room.

Mayor Kincannon applauds community partnerships and collaboration: "We can do more when we share our resources." Behind her is a $100,000 privately-funded public art project and an $81,700 City-funded playground.

From left, City Council members Seema Singh, Charlie Thomas, Janet Testerman, Tommy Smith, Lauren Rider and Gwen McKenzie

Parks and Rec Director Sheryl Ely thanks dozens of stakeholders and partners who helped with the City's $570,000 make-over of the Cal Johnson Rec Center.

Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie welcomes attendees at the Sept. 23 ribbon-cutting to the 6th District.

Sign at the entrance to the Cal Johnson Rec Center

Reconfigured entrance to the rec center

Improved kitchen and concessions area
The rejuvenated rec center has more windows and more natural light
Sign facing Hall of Fame Drive
Mayor Kincannon shoots hoops on the newly painted outdoor courts, a project funded by Candace Parker and 2K Foundations. With the Mayor are City Recreation Specialist Candice Canty and Rec Supervisor Roger Fernandez.
Posted by evreeland On 23 September, 2020 at 4:37 PM