The sun rises over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park . Photo by Adam Brimer/News Sentinel
GATLINBURG, TN (AP) -- Gatlinburg's Parkway Visitor Center is being renovated to include a splash pad for children, charging stations for electronic devices and mountain interpretive areas.
The center is at the intersection of U.S. 441 and U.S. 321, on the city's northeast edge.
Public Services Manager Larry Henderson told The Mountain Press (http://bit.ly/XWmQtx ) the center will become sort of a pocket park where visitors can get information about attractions, accommodations and the mountains.
A water feature will have four waterfalls and a brook. There will also be a display showing the names of various mountain peaks in the Smokies.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-summer.