Programs in the Parks

Parks and Recreation Director

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

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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The City of Knoxville has experienced a growing demand for the use of parks and greenways by a variety of commercial and non-profit entities, including health/fitness providers, dog trainers, yoga instructors, and other outdoor professional service providers. In order to effectively manage the commercial and non-profit use of parks, greenways and corridors, Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department established a "Programs in the Parks" policy and procedure in 2016. This policy applies to events, sessions, etc. that involve any exchange of money.
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1. To encourage recreation and leisure opportunities in City of Knoxville Park, Greenway and Corridor Spaces.
2. To increase communication of the Programs in the Parks opportunities with Knoxville Citizens.
3. To promote successful partnerships between the department and local program providers.
4. To continue to increase and encourage outdoor recreation participation and improve overall health and wellness for ALL ages!
5. To implement a process that ensures the safety of patrons through educating providers on importance of certifications, liability insurance and program participation waivers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION        Programs in the Parks postcard

Are you interested in facilitating a program in a local City park? Please contact Aaron Browning at 865-215-1719 or [email protected] for more information or read and complete the following documents:
Programs in the Parks Process: Quick Reference Guide [PDF]
Programs in the Parks Policy [PDF]
Programs in the Parks Rules [PDF]
Online Program Proposal Form  (OR Programs in the Parks Proposal Form [PDF])
Signature Form [PDF]

If you are interested in facilitating a program at one of our Recreation Center locations, please complete the following proposal form and submit to [email protected]
Online Program Proposal Form (OR Recreation Center Program Proposal Form [PDF])
Recreation Center Programs: Quick Reference Guide [PDF]

Knox County & Farragut Parks & Recreation now also have Programs in the Parks.  Click these links for more details of offering a program in Knox County and/or Farragut Parks.  


Blue Sky MTB - For more information, click here.
Bugs Bootcamp - For more information, click here.
Champion Inc Fitness & Nutrition - For more information, click here.
Darts & Blasters - For more information, click here.
Dedoes Training - For more information, click here.
F3 (Fitness, Fellowship, Faith - men's free workout group) - For more information, click here.
FiA Knoxville (Females in Action - women's free workout group) - For more information, click here.
FIT4MOM - For more information, click here.
Functional Freedom Yoga - For more information, click here.
Knoxville Outdoor Tours - For more information, click here.
Knoxville Kayak Clinic - For more information, click here.
Knoxville Walkers - Connected Black women to a healthier lifestyle! For more information, click here
Little Bellas 
For more information, click  here.
parkrun U.S. - For more information on the Third Creek Greenway parkrun, click here.
Mind Body Knox - For more information, click here [Flyer] and here [Website].
Slowkno Running Club - Facebook: Slowkno Running Club | Instagram: @slowknorunningclub 
Smoky Mountain Discs - For more information, click here.
Soccer Shots - For more information, click here.
Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) w/ Kat Eldridge - For more information, click here.
The Wellthy OM -
donation-based yoga - 1st & 3rd Sunday at Lakeshore Park Rustic Pavilion 11am - For more information, click here.
West Hills Park Community Yoga -
Sundays 8am to 9am (starts 9/11/2022)
Vive Academy - For more information, click here.
Yoga in the Park with Kelee Moore - Lakeshore Park
Yoga with Nora Vines at Edgewood Park -
For more information, click here.