Knoxville Parks

We love visiting playgrounds in the Knoxville area. Below are links to area playgrounds–I bet you didn’t know Knoxville had so many! Check out this post about our favorite ones and for additional photos!

Downtown Knoxville Area

Charles Krutch Park/Market Square-Water play fountains, picnic tables, and a small stream.

Volunteer Landing-3 acres include playground, water play fountains, picnic tables, and fishing docks. Restrooms available.

World’s Fair Park-10 acres include playground, water play fountains, shelter, and open space. Restrooms available. Adjacent to the Sunsphere.

Fort Kid-Nearly 2 acres including playground, picnic tables, benches and parking. Close to World’s Fair Park.


East Knoxville Area

Alex Haley Heritage Square-Playgrounds, shelters, and open space.

Ashely Nicole Dream Playground-Knoxville’s first totally accessible playground. Accessible restrooms available. Located inside Caswell Park.

Babe Ruth Park-1 acre includes playground, picnic tables, basketball court, and open space.

Cal Johnson Park-4 acres include playground, shelter, picnic table, and 2 basketball courts.

Caswell Park-10 acres includes the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, shelter, and Knoxville’s first accessible playground

Gov. Ned McWherter/Riverside Landing Park-2 acres include playground, picnic tables, water access, and boat dock.

Harriet Tubman Park-4 acres include playground, shelters, 4 tennis courts, 4 basketball courts, and horseshoe pit.

Holston-Chilhowee Ballfields-14 acres include playground, 5 baseball/softball fields, and football field. Restrooms available.

Holston River Park-44 acres include playground, shelters, picnic tables, 2 soccer fields, and dog park. Restrooms available.

James Smith Park-1 acre includes playground, shelter, picnic table, and open space.

Morningside Park-23 acres include playground, shelters, picnic tables, and disc golf course.

Parkridge Park-2 acres include playground, shelter, picnic table, and basketball court.

Paul Hogue Park-1 acre includes playground, shelter, picnic table, and open space.

William Powell Park-2 acres include playground, shelter, picnic tables, and basketball court.


East Knox County Area

Forks of the River Park-More than 600 acres of open space with views of the Tennessee River. There is Urban Wilderness Trails as well as the paved Will Skelton Greenway.  It is adjacent to Ijams Nature Center.

Mascot Park-Playground, basketball court, picnic facilities and paved walking trail.

Seven Islands State Birding Park-416 acres along the French Broad River approximately 19 miles east of Knoxville.  It’s considered a premier birding destination with more than 190 species of birds sighted. It’s also popular for fishing, hiking and biking.


North Knoxville Area

Adair Park-39 acres that include a playground, shelter, gazebo and a large open area for play. Restrooms available.

Alice Bell Park/Ballfields-12 acres that include 6 baseball/softball fields, batting cages, and a playground. Restrooms available during games and practices.

Boright Park-1 acre that includes a playground, open spaces and picnic tables.

Christianberry Ballfields-6 acres that include 4 baseball/softball fields, 2 batting cages, and 2 playgrounds. Restrooms available.

Edgewood Park-2 acres that include a playground, picnic table, shelter, and tennis courts. Located beside the North Knoxville Library.

First Creek Park-10 acres that include a playground and open space.

Fountain City Ballfields-15 acres that include a 7 baseball/softball fields, 4 tennis courts, and a playground. Restrooms available.

Fountain City Park-8 acres that include a playground, 4 shelters, picnic tables, basketball court, open space and a natural spring/creek. Restrooms available.

Fourth & Gill Park-1 acre that includes a playground, shelter, picnic table, and basketball court.

North Hills Park-1 acre that includes a playground, shelter, picnic tables, and open space


North Knox County Area

Powell Station Park-3 acre park with splash pad, playground, restrooms, picnic pavilion and paved walking trail.  There is also a paved loop trail and nature trails.  A 9-hole disc golf course is also available.

Sterchi Hills Park-Playground, tennis and basketball courts, two miles of paved trails, picnic shelter and restrooms.

AYSO 337 Soccer Complex

Halls Community Park-6 baseball fields along with concessions stand and restrooms that are open on game days.  Playground area and large green space for play.

Tommy Schumpert Park-Baseball field, 3 large multi-use fields, a disc golf course, large picnic shelter and restrooms. Paved loop within the park. 

Willow Creek Park-Baseball and softball fields.

Northeast Knox County area

Beverly Park-90 acres of paved and natural trails. Considered easy to moderate.

Carter Park-Baseball/softball fields and a soccer field. During game times, 2 concession stands and restrooms available. In-line hockey park and playground areas. Walking trail links picnic and playground area. Picnic shelters available.

Corryton Park-Basketball and tennis courts along with a softball field. Playground and paved trail. A picnic shelter and additional picnic tables are available. Restrooms also available.

East Knox Park-Baseball fields, picnic area and playground.

Gibbs Ruritan Park-30 acre park offers baseball/softball fields, football field and four tennis courts. Two playgrounds, picnic shelter and additional picnic tables. Restrooms available.

House Mountain-500 acre natural area with incredible views. It’s a favorite place for bird watchers and hikers. 

New Harvest Park-Playground, splash pad and paved and natural surface trails.  An amphitheater and community building. From May through November, a popular farmer’s market is held on Thursdays.


Northwest Knoxville Area

Baxter Avenue Park-1 acre that includes a playground, picnic tables, and basketball court.

Danny Mayfield Park-1 acre that includes a playground, shelter, open space, and outdoor amphitheater.

Ed Cothren Pool-Outdoor pool with 2 shelters.

Frajan Cambpell Park-1 acre that includes a playground, picnic tables, and a basketball court

Inskip Ballfields-9 acres that include 5 baseball/softball fields, football field, playground, and picnic tables. Restrooms available.

Inskip Park-12 acres that include a playground, 4 tennis courts, open space and a shelter. Restrooms available during pool season.

Inskip Pool-Located within Inskip Park. Outdoor pool with 2 shelters and sand volleyball court.

Londsdale Park-4 acres that include 3 playgrounds, shelter, picnic tables, and basketball court.

Malcolm Martin Park-17 acres that include 1 shelter, softball field, playground, and basketball court. Restrooms available.

Northwest Middle School Park-14 acres that include a playground, 2 soccer fields, 2 tennis courts, open space, and roller hockey court.

Reed & Baxter Park-1 acre that includes a playground

S & J Colquitt Memorial Park-6 acres that include a playground, picnic tables and open space

Victor Ashe Park-120 acres that include a playground, open space, shelter, disc golf, football fields, soccer fields, horseshoe pits, and sand volleyball courts. Restrooms available.


Northwest Knox County Area

Ball Camp Community Park-6 acres with playground, picnic shelters and restrooms.

Ball Camp Soccer Complex-21 acres featuring 9 soccer fields, concessions and restrooms.

Guinn Road Park-13 acres offers boat access, picnic area and shelter along the scenic Clinch River.

Hickory Creek Park-6 acres with soccer fields, a picnic shelter, picnic tables and boat access. Quiet inlet is popular with paddlers and anglers.

Karns Community Park-Playground, swimming pool and ball parks.

Meadow Creek Soccer Complex-Roughly 13 acres with three soccer fields.

Melton Hill Park-112 acre park with playground, picnic shelter, picnic tables, fishing and boat access. Miles of trails both paved and natural weave through the park.

Nicholas Ball Park-Playground, paved trails along with sports courts and fields. Picnic area and restrooms available.

Powell Levi Park-23 acre park offers baseball/softball fields, an area for football.  There is also a playground, paved loop, and picnic tables.  The concession stand and restrooms are open during games.

Solway Park-Features a picnic area, small practice ball field and plenty of parking. Picnic tables and restrooms are also available.

Knox County Sportspark-Baseball and softball fields and three practice football fields. The park also has a playground, walking trail, concessions and a launch for kayaks and a pavilion for picnics.

U.S. Cellular Soccer Complex-23 acre park is a tournament quality soccer facility with six fields, concession stands and parking.

Walker Springs Park-Playground, picnic areas and small paved loop trail.  From the loop, a paved trail leads to the Ten Mile Creek Greenway.


South Knoxville Area

Cecil Webb Park-1 acre includes playground, picnic table, and 2 basketball courts.

Charter E. Doyle Park-26 acres include playground, shelter, 2 tennis courts, and dog park. Restrooms available.

Gary Underwood Park-5 acres include playground, soccer field, and shelter.

Ijams Nature Center-275 acres include play house, hiking trails, nature center, shelters, and picnic tables. Restrooms available.

Island Home Park-3 acres include playground, tennis court, baseball/softball field, and picnic tables.

Joe Foster Park-includes playground, swings, picnic tables, and picnic tables

Mary James Park-3 acres include 2 playgrounds (1 accessible) and picnic tables.

Mary Vestal Park-13 acres include playground, picnic tables, and baseball/softball field.

Maynard Glenn Ballfields-7 acres include playground, shelter, picnic tables, 4 baseball/softball fields, and batting cage. Restrooms available during games and practices.

Sam Duff Memorial Park-12 acres include playground, 2 shelters, picnic tables, soccer field, tennis courts, track, and basketball courts. Restrooms available.

Scottish Pike Park-2 acres include playground, shelter, and picnic tables.


South Knox County Area

Alcoaway Optimist Park-2 softball fields, a soccer field and basketball court. There is a playground and walking loop. Picnic shelter and restrooms available.

Bower Field-Playground and six baseball/softball fields including a small T-ball field that features the “Little Green Monster” after the famous wall at Fenway Park in Boston. Restrooms available.

French Memorial Park-Playground, soccer fields and exercise yard. Picnic tables, picnic shelter and restrooms also available.

I.C. King Park-Just under 8 miles of multi-use trails. These easy to moderate trails are popular with hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers.


Southwest Knox County Area

Admiral Farragut Park-It features a 9-hole mix of wooded and open fairways for the disc golfer, nature trails and plenty of shoreline for the angler.

Keller Bend Park-A half-mile nature trail.

Carl Cowan Park -Playground, splash pad, sports courts and playing fields.  Also popular for the fishing pier.

Concord Park (East)-Fields and sports courts along with trails, a dog park and a marina. A boat ramp and shoreline trail are also available.

Concord Park (West)-Sports fields and boat launch.

The Cove at Concord Park-Paved walkway, playground, picnic tables and a swimming beach.  During warm months, the River Sports Cove store is open for standup paddleboard, canoe and kayak rentals.

Turkey Creek Wetland-22 acre wetland with a greenway that runs behind Turkey Creek Shopping Center.


West Knoxville Area

Lakeshore Park-110 acres include playground, open space, multiple ballfields, and paved trails. Restrooms available during games and practices.

Rocky Hill Ballfields-18 acres include 2 playgrounds and 8 baseball/softball. Restrooms available during games and practices.

Sequoyah Hills Park-87 acres include playground, picnic tables, open space, 3 baseball/softball fields, and unpaved trails. Restrooms available during games and practices.

Tyson Park-27 acres include large playground (partially accessible), 8 shelters, 14 tennis courts, and 1 baseball/softball field. Restrooms available.

West Hills/John Bynon Park-14 acres include 2 playgrounds, 2 shelters, picnic tables, tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, open spaces, and basketball court. Restrooms available.

West View Park-3 acres include playground, 2 shelters, and paved trail.

Westwood Park-1 acre includes playground, shelter, picnic table, and open space.

Whitlow-Logan Park-2 acres with playground, picnic table, tennis court, and basketball court.


Farragut Area

Anchor Park-15 acres include playground, ballfields, and picnic area.

Founders Park at Campbell Station-17 acres include open play areas, pavilions, and walking trails. Restrooms available.

Mayor Bob Leonard Park-50 acres include accessible playground, multiple ballfields, and covered picnic area. Restrooms available.

McFee Park-26 acres include accessible playground, splash pad, and 2 pavilions. Restrooms available.