Summer Camps

Parks and Recreation Director

Joe Walsh
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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The City of Knoxville hosts several Summer Camps to provide recreational activities for its Knoxville residents.


The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Summer Playground Program, open to Knoxville residents, at each of its 10 recreation centers located in all sections of Knoxville. This program provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including swimming, canoeing and field trips to the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center. Participants are provided lunch each day at certain locations. For more information, call 865-215-1714.

Click here for the Summer Playground Program Flyer [PDF]
Click here for Summer Program Employment Opportunities [PDF]

More info on the Teen S.O.A.R. Summer Program (for 13-15 year olds) Coming Soon.

Ages: 6-12 years of age
Must be 6 years old by June 2, 2017
Costs: $20 registration fee by June 3 for City residents ($40 non-residents) ($30 for residents / $50 for non-residents after June 3)
Additional fees for field trips
Dates: June 5-30, 2017 * *
July 10-28, 2017
* No Summer Camp July 3-7
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Cal Johnson Recreation Center | 507 Hall of Fame Drive | Phone: 865-522-3177
Cecil Webb Recreation Center
| 953 E. Old Moody Ave. | Phone: 865-577-0651
Christenberry Community Center
| 931 Oglewood Ave. | Phone: 865-637-5991
Cumberland Estates Recreation Center
| 4529 Silverhill Drive | Phone: 865-588-3442
Deane Hill Recreation Center
| 7400 Deane Hill Drive | Phone: 865-690-0781
Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center
| 3124 Wilson Ave. | Phone: 865-971-4746
Lonsdale Recreation Center
| 2700 Stonewall | Phone: 865-546-0696
Milton Roberts Recreation Center
| 5900 Asheville Hwy. | Phone: 865-546-4536
Richard Leake Recreation Center
| 3511 Alice Bell Rd. | Phone: 865-525-2031
West Haven Recreation Center
| 3622 Sisk Rd. | Phone: 865-546-1315


sessions for ages varying from 4 to 15-years-old
Costs: Prices vary
Dates: Varying dates and times throughout the summer
Places: Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, 1127B Broadway Ave.
Call 865-523-1401 or visit Arts & Fine Crafts Center for more information. Click here to view the KAFCC webpage.


Ages: sessions for 6-13 years-old and Rising 8th grade-high school
Costs: $125
Dates: Varying dates and times throughout the summer
Places: Tyson Park and West Hills Park
Call 865-522-3303 for more information.


Ages: sessions for ages varying from 4 to 18-years-old
Costs: Prices vary
Dates: Varying dates and times throughout the summer
Places: Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave.
Call 865-577-4717 or visit for more information.