Sam Duff Memorial Park

Parks and Recreation Director

Joe Walsh
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Reserve the field or shelter online

• 12 acres
• 1 shelter
• picnic tables
• playground
• open space
• paved trails
• football/soccer field
• 1 tennis court​
• 4 pickleball courts​
• running track
• concession stand
• 2 outdoor basketball courts (half courts)
• restrooms
• Parking: 37
• For reservations, please call 865-215-1407.

Handicap SignAccessible parking
City Council District: 1
Sam Duff Memorial Park
4060 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920

South Knoxville

Directions: South on Chapman Highway about a mile past the Tennessee River; park is on left behind the Krystal Restaurant.

Park Shelters: For shelter reservations, please call 865-215-1718.

Football/Soccer Field:  For field reservations, please call 865-215-1706.


Sam Duff Memorial Park Adoptees are Wild Birds Unlimited.

Renovations: The City of Knoxville has recently held public meetings for the future renovation of Sam Duff Park. At these meetings, the following objectives were established for the park's renovation: 

1.) Improve entrance from Chapman Highway
2.) Improve southern entrance (easement) on Chapman Highway at the Medicine Shoppe
3.) Remove all chain link fencing
4.) Upgrade the restroom facilities
5.) Create a "plaza" area between the tennis courts and the football/soccer field
6.) New signs for both park entrances
7.) Walking trail in natural area of park
8.) Improve park's landscaping standards
9.) Seek playground improvements
10.) Improve parking along Hedgeapple and consider adding a sidewalk
11.) Upgrade pavilions
12.) Establish a "Friends of Sam Duff Park" for local community volunteers

map of Sam Duff Memorial Park Map Legend


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.