One of the most visited parks in Tennessee is on tap to receive a $6 million upgrade.
More than two million people visit Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport every year, according to WCYB.
“There’s a lot of history here,” said Bud Wellman, a visitor to the park. “I like to come up here and just look around and enjoy it while it’s nice.”
According to the Tennessee Department of General Services, the park upgrades include:
- A new 6-inch water main into the park to provide adequate fire protection.
- Renovations to the overflow campground including new paved RV campsites with electrical, water and sewer hookups.
- A new marina with covered boat slips that will be built adjacent to the existing marina. The existing marina is expected to be demolished after or near the completion of the new one.
- The existing recreation hall will be renovated to become the new Visitor Center. The new Visitor Center will include office spaces for park staff, a gift shop, lobby, restrooms that are accessible after hours and an assembly space that can be rented out for events.
- Improvements to structures on Duck Island will include upgrades to existing shelters, tennis courts and basketball courts.
An extra $150,000 from Sullivan County taxpayers will help fund the major water line project.
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