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: meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 PM

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Park and Recreations

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Community Plan Update

What's Happening

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03 Dec

Townsend Christmas Parade

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The 2023 Townsend Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 3rd. Participant check-in will begin at 12 PM and the parade will start at 2:30 PM. […]

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

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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.

river road oct 2021
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