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Rentals at indoor & outdoor pools, recreation centers, and other Parks & Rec indoor facilities.

Click here to learn more about jobs with Parks & Recreation

Adult Sports Leagues Playing Now:  Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Youth Sports Leagues Playing Now:
Youth Baseball/Softball
Registering Now: Arts & Crafts Classes
Programs Offered: Click here to learn more

Spring Programs at Rec Centers [PDF]

Spring Outdoor Programs [PDF]
Now Hiring: Click here to learn more
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Building/Shelter Reservations
865-215-4311 or 311
Athletics Office
865-215-4311 or 311
Game Cancellations Info Line
Outdoor Pool Closings
Ed Cothren 865-544-7840
Inskip Pool 865-687-9919
Contact Us Page
The Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities for each member of the family to enjoy. One of the main goals for the Department is to improve recreation opportunities for all Knoxvillians. With the programming of recreation centers, the construction of greenways trails and the upgrading of many city parks, great progress is being made toward the goal. 

Guides & Maps

2017 Parks & Rec Guide  Get Out and Play Guide Parks by the Numbers

See what numerous recreational opportunities await you in Knoxville by checking out the City's Parks & Recreation Guide (from March 2017) and Legacy Parks Get Out And Play! Guide or one of these guides or maps.

Park Shelter & Recreation Building Reservations

Reservations can be made at 13 City Park Shelters as well as most Recreation/Community Center Buildings. Reservations may be made online or by calling 311 for information at 865-215-4311.
More about Recreation/Community Center Reservations
More about the Park Shelters Reservations

Athletics Office

Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311

The Athletics Office cooperates with sports commissions across the city to provide recreational sports activities for adults and children in baseball, softball, basketball and football. The Officials Coordinator helps to improve the athletic experience for participants by training and scheduling officials for sporting events. For information on how to sign up for one of the leagues, call the office at Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311.
More about the Athletics Office

Planning & Development

The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department works hard to improve the City’s existing parklands, recreational facilities and trail facilities. Through planning, development, maintenance and facilities management projects, staff work continually to enhance and expand facilities to better serve the community and visitors.
More about Planning & Development