East Knox Greenway

Parks and Recreation Director

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

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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East Knox Greenway

Design work has begun on a new 2-mile greenway in East Knoxville that will connect Harriet Tubman Park with the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.

The greenway will skirt Austin Homes and Vine Magnet Middle School on the western end. It will cross through Dr. Walter Hardy Park and the heart of the Five Points community before crossing Williams Creek and connecting with the Botanical Garden trails to the east.

“This greenway will be a game-changer,” Mayor Indya Kincannon said. “It will connect destinations and give East Knoxville residents a new healthy way to safely navigate the city. Multi-modal amenities like this make Knoxville more equitable and more sustainable.” 

Mayor Kincannon and City Council have committed $5 million to build the East Knox Greenway.

The project was initially approved in 2019, but the original federal grant funding didn’t cover the majority of the cost. So Tuesday evening (March 23, 2021), Council voted unanimously to support the Mayor’s request to amend the agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to increase funding to nearly $5 million.

Almost $4 million is being funded federally and administered through TDOT. The City’s contribution will be 20 percent of the cost, or $988,054.

Detailed design work has started, to be followed by public meetings to gather input from residents.  A Zoom meeting was held on November 9, 2021 and details of that meeting are available.  Input and questions regarding this project can be sent to Tim Hester at [email protected]

Once the path of the greenway is determined, right-of-way acquisition will be the next-to-last step, with construction currently anticipated to begin in spring 2024.


KGIS Map of East Knox Greenway Area 01/31/2023

East Knoxville Greenway Schematic Design [PDF] 11/08/2021

East Knoxville Greenway Cross Section Presentation [PDF] 11/09/2021

Virtual Public Meeting Recording [MP4 600MB] 11/09/2021

Public Input Sought on East Knox Greenway 11/01/2021

New Greenway to Connect East Knoxville Parks, Botanical Garden 03/25/2021

Greenway Corridor Feasibility & Assessment Study Corridor F - East Knox Greenway 2016