Planning Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM

City Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM

Parks and Recreation Board: TBD

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Parks and Rec Advisory Board-Call for Expressions of Interest

Job Listings

The City employment opportunities & position descriptions are listed here.

Park and Recreations

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Click here for local attractions and things to do in Townsend.

Community Plan Update


GSMNP Pay It Forward Program– parking tags required beginning March 1, 2023.

What's Happening

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Date/Time Event
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
City Commission Meeting
Townsend City Hall, TOWNSEND Tennessee

Welcome to the City of Townsend! We are a small, close-knit community surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Townsend is one of the three main gateways to Cades Cove, one of the most popular destinations in the Smokies. We welcome you to our page and hope you enjoy the content and learn about what Townsend, the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, has to offer!

Town Highlights

Find out what’s going on & stay up to date.

New Community Center and City Hall

Town News

We welcome you to drop by our new Community Center and City Hall building completed in June 2019.... Read More → New Community Center and City Hall


View Townsend from the Parkway!

See the City of Townsend surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains as you take the scenic drive along the newly finished Foothills Parkway extension.

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