The first phase of a youth sports field complex in Pigeon Forge will open Friday.
Wear Farm City Park sits on more than 100 acres of land, about a half mile off the Parkway on Wears Valley Road.
The first phase includes five baseball fields, a football field, a playground and basketball court. There are also two shelters, concessions stands, restrooms, and walking trails.
City leaders say the park is designed to serve both visitors and residents, and the baseball fields are already booked well into the summer.
"There is an economic impact in parks like this because we have made a name for ourselves in youth sports travel, fast pitch softball, little league baseball, and we are going to open it up for those travel teams to come and play, and stay and spend money in Pigeon Forge, " said Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear.
"What we have here is just more of what we had before, more parking, better fields than we had before, more activities that can be conducted here, here we have over a mile of walking trails down by the river, its just a tremendous upgrade from what we had, " said John Wilbanks, the Director of Parks and Recreation.
Development plans for the second phase of the park are still in the works. It will cover 76 acres and be a more natural area.
At Friday's grand opening celebration will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 at the baseball fields. It will include popcorn, hot dogs, old-fashioned games, a fireworks show and more.