Tyson Park

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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RESERVE ONLINE
Reserve a Shelter or Gazebo
 
PARK DETAILS
• 25.4 acres
• restrooms by playground
• 8 picnic shelters (Call 3-1-1 for reservations)
• 14 lighted tennis courts open 9 a.m.-11 p.m. from Apr. 1-Oct. 31(for reservations, call 865-522-3303)
• Kyle C. Testerman Courts at Tyson Family Tennis Center
• 6 pickleball courts on tennis courts
Knoxville Skate Park
• 1 baseball/softball field
• large playground area (partially accessible)
• open space (venue for special events, call 3-1-1)
Third Creek Greenway
Handicap SignAccessible shelter, playground, restrooms and parking
RIDE THE BUS TO THIS PARK
katRoute 11 - Kingston Pike at Volunteer Blvd.
City Council District: 1
Tyson Park

2351 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-522-3303
(tennis courts)
Park Shelter: 865-215-4311
(reservations required)

West Knoxville 


tennis courts at tyson park
Tyson Park hosts many events on the 14 tennis courts at the Kyle Testerman Tennis Complex.

Directions: To get to the southern entrance of the park, go west on Cumberland Avenue past University of Tennessee's campus; after going under the overpass the park entrance will be on the right. To get to the western entrance of the park, go west on Cumberland Avenue at the Neyland Drive and Concord Street intersect; turn right onto Concord Street; park entrance will be on your right.


Residing near the University of Tennessee's campus in Downtown Knoxville, Tyson Park provides a wide array of recreational opportunities to Knoxvillians. Third Creek Greenway, which connects to Neyland and Bearden Greenways, is a popular place to run, walk, bike or pass through the park.

The park boasts one of Knoxville's largest accessible playgrounds, two softball fields, 14 tennis courts, 3 large shelters, 6 pickleball courts (on tennis courts 1-3) and accessible restrooms.


KNOXVILLE SKATE PARK

Tyson Park is also the site for Knoxville's first skate park, which is a Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark with a plaza area, a bank pool, a flow pool, and a peanut pool. For more information, please visit the Knoxville Skatepark web site at www.knoxvilleskatepark.com.

GOOGLE TREKKER STREET VIEW

Explore the Third Creek Greenway on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014):
Third Creek Greenway
Third Creek Greenway / Bearden Village Greenway


Adopt A ParkADOPT A PARK

Tyson Park Adoptees are Barony of Thor's Mountain SCA Inc., Pluto Sports, Ground Control Landscapes, Kristy S. VanHornweder and Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.





HISTORY OF THE PARK


The park is named in honor of Charles McGhee Tyson (1889-1918) who was a businessman and Naval aviator from Knoxville.  Tyson was killed in action during a naval patrol in the North Seas near the end of the First World War.  Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport is also named in honor of his courage and sacrifice for this country.

The tennis complex is named in honor of former Mayor Kyle Testerman.  Kyle Testerman (1934-2015) was a lawyer, businessman, member of City Council (1969-1971), and Knoxville Mayor from 1972-1975 and 1984-1987.  Testerman played tennis at the University of Tennessee and was instrumental in the development of this tennis complex in Tyson Park.


map of tyson parkMap 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.