Ed Cothren Pool

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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REGISTER / RESERVE ONLINE
Register for an Aquatics Program
Reserve a Pool for an Event
 
POOL / PARK DETAILS
Located inside pool area:
• outdoor pool & baby pool
• 2 shelters
• restrooms
• concession stand

Located in park outside pool fence:
• playground
• restroom by playground
• large shelter
• outdoor basketball court
• baseball/softball field (for more information, call 865-919-5937)
• football practice area (in softball field's outfield)
• Malcolm-Martin Park
CAC Beardsley Community Farm
Malcolm-Martin Greenway
• Parking: 57 (2 accessible parking spaces.)
Handicap SignAccessible parking and restrooms
RIDE THE BUS TO THIS POOL
KATRoute 12 - Western Ave. at Majors Ave.
City Council District: 6
Ed Cothren Pool at Malcolm-Martin Park
1737 Reynolds St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Pool: 865-544-7840

Northwest Knoxville


Ed Cothren Pool

DIRECTIONS: Take Western Avenue exit off of I-640; go east about one mile; turn left onto Knoxville College Drive; then take the second left onto Reynolds Street; park is on the right behind the school. Park is located adjacent to Ed Cothren Pool. 

Ed Cothren Pool is located within Malcolm-Martin Park.

HOURS & COST

Season:
Open daily from Memorial Day weekend - approximately August 9, 2020
Cost: $3 per person per visit. Splash Pass [PDF] available for frequent visitors - 10 admissions for $25 and 20 admissions for $45.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


PRIVATE RENTALS 

Ed Cothren Policies [PDF]  
Rental Fees [PDF] 
Click here to request date

For more information regarding Ed Cothren Pool, call 865-544-7840 during operating season.


HISTORY OF ED COTHREN POOL

1st Lieutenant Edward Cothren, Jr (1920 –1944) served with the Buffalo Soldiers unit on the front lines in Italy during World War II.He was the first African-American soldier from Knoxville to die in World War II. Cothren was a graduate of Austin High School and Knoxville College. He is buried in Knoxville’s National Cemetery.The Leslie Street Park Pool was renamed after Cothren in his honor in 1946. The pool was relocated to a new location in 1995.


Malcolm Martin Park MapMap Legend

PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

1.) For the protection of our park and the safety of its users,the following are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No open fires
  • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park
  • No motorized vehicles in park
  • No equestrian activity
2.) Per city ordinance, all animals must be maintained on a leash.
3.) Please be respectful of other trail users.
4.) Please help to keep our parks beautiful by disposing trash in proper receptacles.
5.) Hours - Open dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.