The City of Oak Ridge is hosting a second public meeting to discuss the possible transfer of Clark Center Park from the U.S. Department of Energy to the City of Oak Ridge. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom, located at 200 South Tulane Avenue.

At the meeting, City Manager Mark Watson and staff will provide an overview of the Federal Lands to Parks Program as it relates to Clark Center Park and the federal acquisition process. The Department of Energy is undertaking an evaluation of their property on the Oak Ridge Reservation--where Clark Center Park is located--to identify parcels that may be excess to the agency’s mission.

“The Oak Ridge community has had Clark Center Park become an important asset of our city over the years,” said City Manager Mark Watson. “Our meeting is meant to explore the pros and cons of absorbing the park as part of our Oak Ridge park system. We welcome interested residents to share their thoughts with city officials.”

Initial citizen feedback was received at the first public meeting held on August 25
th and citizens are encouraged to provide additional input at this meeting.

View the Clark Center Park second public meeting presentation here.

For more information contact Jon Hetrick, Recreation and Parks Department, (865) 425-3447; also visit the city’s website at

Media contact: Candice Brogan at (865) 425-3546 or