Guides to Recreation

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Check here for guides to Knoxville's recreational opportunities!

Parks & Rec GuideParks & Recreation Guide [PDF]
City Parks and Recreation and the Knoxville News Sentinel created this extensive guide to all of the City's Parks and Recreation possibilities.

Get Out & PlayGet Out & Play! Guide
Legacy Parks Foundation and the Knoxville Mercury created this comprehensive guide to all the outdoor recreation opportunities in the Knoxville area and beyond.

Bike KnoxBicycle Routes

The Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program has developed a map to assist residents and visitors in finding appropriate routes to bicycle. The roads are classified according to traffic volumes and speeds and the amount of space on the road for bicyclists.

Blueways MapBlueways Map [PDF]
A blueway is essentially a water route, and Knoxville has some of the finest! There are many river access points to the Tennessee, French Broad, and Holston rivers for paddlers and boat enthusiasts to enjoy. This guide is provided by the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Greenway Council.

Greenways MapGreenways Map [PDF]
A map of all of the City's Greenways with a listing to KAT bus routes plus the walking distances of each greenway.

Parks MapParks Map [PDF]

A map listing all of the City's parks and amenities.

By the NumbersBy The Numbers

Check out this Knoxville Parks and Greenways by the numbers guide. Did you know the City has over 2,200 acres of City Parks and over 3,100 acres of public space in the City?

Google TrekkerVirtual Tours with Google Trekker
Looking for a new route to jog, stroll or ride your bicycle in Knoxville or Knox County? You can now take 360-degree virtual tours of 137 miles of local greenways, park trails and multi-use paths, thanks to Google Trekker Street View imagery.