ABOUT FARRAGUT

The Town of Farragut was incorporated on Jan. 16, 1980, and has built a reputation for having beautiful neighborhoods, outstanding schools and abundant shopping and dining since then. Farragut’s growing population will be evident when the 2020 U.S. Census is complete. In 2020, the Town had 23,506 residents. 

Farragut does not have a municipal property tax; residents pay the same property tax as other Knox County residents, $2.12 per $100 of assessed property value. The majority of the Town's revenue comes from local sales tax.

Law enforcement for the Town of Farragut is provided by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The KCSO West Precinct is located at 11429 Parkside Drive in the Turkey Creek Shopping Center. Fire, emergency and ambulance service is available by subscription with Rural Metro Corporation.

Knox County operates four public schools within the Town: Farragut Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High Schools. Private schools in Farragut include St. John Neumann Catholic School, Concord Christian School and Knoxville Christian School.

Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, houses staff offices, the Farragut Museum and gift shop, and satellite offices for the Knox County Clerk and Trustee (second floor). Hours: Farragut Town Hall - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Farragut Museum - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; Knox County Clerk - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Farragut Community Center is located at 239 Jamestowne Blvd. For information about programs, events and rental opportunities at the community center, visit farragutparksandrec.org.

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Festive Fourth at Home

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Disinfecting community center with Chlorox 360
Disinfecting community center with Chlorox 360

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Cards sent to Turkey Creek Medical Center staff
Cards sent to Turkey Creek Medical Center staff

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Festive Fourth at Home

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Adapting during difficult times

During FY2021, the Town's annual events were canceled, altered or replaced by socially distant activities. This led to new events, like Hide-and-Seek with the Admiral and May Day Picnic, and an expansion of Light the Park.

 

Regular annual events include Songwriters Showcase, Shamrock Ball, Farragut Book Fest for Children, the Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo, the Independence Day Parade, Fun with Farragut's Fleet, Freaky Friday Fright Nite and Celebrate the Season. The Town also co-sponsors events with the Farragut Business Alliance (Shop Farragut) and the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about Farragut events at farragutparksandrec.org.

Learn about Town of Farragut services, staff and government at townoffarragut.org.

Learn about classes, programs and events and more at farragutparksandrec.org.

Learn about opportunities for local fun at VisitFarragut.org.

Sign up for "At Your Leisure," the Town's monthly e-newsletter from the Parks & Rec Department, here.

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Facilities

 

In addition to Farragut Town Hall, Farragut facilities include the Farragut Community Center, the historic Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, 17 miles of greenway, and four parks: Anchor Park, Founders Park at Campbell Station, Mayor Bob Leonard Park and McFee Park.

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Each park has different amenities, but all have restroom facilities and three have picnic pavilions that can be reserved. A variety of sports fields can also be reserved.

The Farragut Community Center has a middle school-sized gymnasium, an Assembly Hall and two classrooms that are available for rent.

Reservations can be made by calling 865-218-3376. Pavilion reservations can be made online at townoffarragut.org/register. You will be required to create an account before making online reservations.

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Town departments

The Town of Farragut has an outstanding staff that is dedicated to providing professional expertise to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, citizens, community groups and businesses. Feel free to contact staff for assistance or information.

 

The Town has five departments: Administration, Community Development/Codes, Engineering, Parks & Recreation and Public Works.