Suttree Landing 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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Reserve this Shelter
Explore the greenway and view the park with Google Trekker Street View
• 7.57 acres
• playground
• picnic tables
• covered pavilion with restrooms
• accessible kayak launch
• event lawn (contact Special Events at 865-215-4248)
• scenic views
• lighted riverwalk
KATRoute 40 - 6 min. walk - Island Home Ave. at Simpson St.
City Council District: 1
Suttree Landing Park
1001 Waterfront Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920
(event lawn reservations)

South Knoxville

Directions:  Go south from downtown across the Gay Street Bridge; follow Sevier Avenue to the left; turn left onto Dixie Street; turn right onto Waterfront Drive and follow it into the parking lot

Suttree Landing

Just a mile southeast of downtown Knoxville, Suttree Landing Park hugs the shoreline of the Tennessee River, providing a wonderful waterfront playspace for walkers, runners, paddlers, anglers, and children of all ages. This 7.57-acre linear park features a festival/event lawn, children's playground, an accessible put-in for kayaks and canoes, three accessible river overlooks, picnic tables, pavilion with restrooms, and a public riverwalk. Complementing the park is Waterfront Drive, an almost 3,000-foot-long two-lane streetscape. Waterfront Drive includes sidewalks, trees and landscaping, and LED road and pedestrian lighting. Specially-designed engineering features – like bioswales and pervious concrete pavement – make sure the runoff that reaches the Tennessee River is clean water.

Suttree Landing Pavilion

Picnic tables, bike racks, and precast concrete and backed benches are scattered throughout, providing opportunity for visitors to leisurely enjoy the park and scenic views along the Tennessee River. 

Visitors accessing the water are encouraged to check the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) website before entering the water for water release schedules and water elevation levels for Fort Loudoun.  Click here to view the TVA webpage for Fort Loudoun.


Explore Suttree Landing Park and the greenway on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2017)

Suttree Landing


The park is named after Cornelius Suttree, a character in the first novel written by Knoxville author, Cormac McCarthy. The story is set in Knoxville in 1951 and follows the life of a man who gave up his wealth and became a fisherman on the Tennessee River.


To reserve Suttree Landing Park for an event, please contact the City's Office of Special Events at 865-215-4248 or view the Office of Special Events website

NOTE:  Suttree Landing Park is open 24 hours per day (this park is not dawn to dusk).
1.) For the protection of our park and the safety of its users, the following are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No firearms
  • No open fires
  • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park
  • No motorized vehicles in park
  • No equestrian activity
2.) Per city ordinance, all animals must be maintained on a leash.
3.) Please be respectful of other park users.
4.) Please help to keep our parks beautiful by disposing trash in proper receptacles.