Sharp's Ridge Veterans Memorial Park

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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• 114.66 acres
• 2 shelters
• picnic tables
• unpaved trails
• scenic overlook
• popular bird watching site
Handicap SignAccessible parking
KATRoute 22 - 10 min. walk
Broadway at Powers St.

City Council District: 5
Sharp's Ridge Veterans Memorial Park

329 Sharp's Ridge Memorial Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917

North Knoxville

Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park

Directions: Take the Broadway exit off of I-40 and go north about two and a half miles; turn left on Ludlow; turn right on Sharp's Ridge Memorial Road; as you go up hill the park is on both sides of the road.

Sharp's Ridge Veterans Memorial Park offers one of the best views in the City to see the Smoky Mountains. The park features a scenic overlook platform with signage identifying each mountain peak.

The park also features several unpaved walking/hiking trails. Sharp's Ridge is home to many songbirds and bird watchers often frequent the park to view them. 

The Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society holds many group hikes at Sharp's Ridge for bird watching.

Explore the Sharp's Ridge Trails on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)

Click here to view other virtual treks of greenways, trails, and attractions around Knoxville.


Sharp's Ridge Veterans Memorial Park Adoptees are Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.


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.