Alex Haley Heritage Square

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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PARK DETAILS
Check out the statue on Google Trekker Street View
• playground
• parking
• Alex Haley statue
• adjacent to Morningside Park and Isabella Towers
Morningside Greenway
RIDE THE BUS TO THIS PARK
KATRoute 32 - Dandridge Ave. at Hazen St.
City Council District: 6
Alex Haley Heritage Square

1600 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

East Knoxville

Directions:
 Take the James White Parkway exit off of I-40; exit off of Summit Hill and make a left; as Summit Hill turns into Dandridge go half a block and make a right down a little hill; park will then be on the left.

Alex Haley Square


Alex Haley Square sits on the slopes of Morningside Park in East Knoxville. Amenities in the park include play structures, water fountain, green space and nearby Morningside Park and  Morningside Greenway.

However, park is best known for having the only 13 foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. The statue is the focal point of the park. It was designed by sculptress Tina Allen and cast in bronze in New York City. The statue weighs 4,200 pounds and Allen’s depiction of Haley shows the author in a seated position, gesturing with an open hand as he reads from an open book in his lap. The statue was unveiled in the state’s Bicentennial celebration in June 1996.


Alex Haley Square


HISTORY OF THE PARK

Alex Haley Square is named after Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley who is best known for his book "Roots," in which he traced his origins back to Africa. His book was made into an acclaimed television mini-series. Haley spent some of his earliest years in Henning, Tennessee before returning to his birth town of Ithaca, New York. He lived his final years nearby in Clinton, Tennessee. 


GOOGLE TREKKER STREET VIEW

Explore Morningside Park on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014):
Haley Heritage Square
Morningside Greenway
Morningside Park


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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.