Zaevion Dobson Park

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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• 0.9 acres
• playground
• multi-purpose field
• benches
• picnic tables
• open space
• walking trail
KATRoute 12 - 3 min. walk - Sherman St. at Delaware St.
City Council District: 5
Zaevion Dobson Memorial Park 

2701 Badgett Drive
Knoxville, TN 37921

Northwest Knoxville

Directions: Take Western Avenue to Texas Avenue.  From Texas Avenue turn right on to Pascal Drive then turn right on Cornelia Cartwright Avenue then left on to Badgett Drive.  The park is located at the end of Badgett Drive.

Zaevion Dobson Memorial Park is owned and maintained by the Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC).  

Zaevion Dobson Memorial Park opened in April 2017 with hundreds gathered for an inspirational ceremony.  Park visitors will see the memorial sign with an iconic football photo of Dobson when entering the park.  The park features a playground (geared toward the community's estimated 200 children under the age of 12), a multi-purpose field, walking path, and natural playscape.  The playground was designed with maroon and silver colors, a tribute to Dobson's participation as #24 on the Fulton Falcons football team.  The park was developed through a collaboration between KCDC, Gerdau, the City of Knoxville, Pilot Flying J, Recreation Concepts and many other partners. 
Kids play on Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground and Park

Dobson was killed December 17, 2015 in the Lonsdale Homes community while shielding his friends from gunfire.  Dobson's legacy lives on through the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation and through national accolades for his heroism and courage as he was referenced in a January 2016 speech by President Barack Obama calling for gun control and later that year posthumously received ESPN's Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards. 
Click here to learn more about the park and more about Zaevion Dobson.

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Zaevion Dobson Park map

Zaevion Dobson Park