Caswell 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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• 37.29 acres
• 4 softball fields (for rental, call 865-215-1708)
• Ridley/Helton Baseball Field (for rental, call 865-215-1708)
Ashley Nicole Dream Playground
• Shelter (for rental, call 3-1-1)
• 2 concession stands
• Open space (venue for special events, call 3-1-1)
• 3 restroom facilities
• Sam Anderson Pavilion
First Creek Greenway
• Park is adjacent to John T. O'Connor Senior Center, Cansler Family YMCA
• Parking: 504 (25 accessible parking spaces)
Handicap SignAccessible parking, playground and restrooms
KATRoute 31 - 4 min. walk - Magnolia Ave. at Winona St.
City Council District: 6
Caswell Park

620 Winona St.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-1708 (field reservations, league questions)

East Knoxville

Directions to Caswell Park: 
On I-40, take Hall of Fame exit. Head south on Hall of Fame Dr.; turn left onto Fifth Ave.; turn left onto Winona Ave.; ballpark will be on the right. Directions to Ridley/Helton Baseball Field: On I-40, take the Hall of Fame exit. Head south on Hall of Fame Dr.; turn left onto Fifth Ave.; turn left onto Jessamine St.; park is at end of road. 

Caswell Park

Caswell Park provides a wealth of recreation to East Knoxville.

The softball complex offers four large softball fields with lights for weekday leagues and weekend tournaments/events. The complex also features Sam Anderson Pavilion, which was designed to coincide with the architecture of the area's neighborhood homes. The pavilion is surrounded by a wrap-around porch with rocking chairs, and has concessions, restrooms, and a top-of-the-line press box.

To reserve Caswell Park, please call 865-215-1708. 

Caswell Park


Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, Knoxville's first totally accessible playground, is located in Caswell Park, across from the softball complex. Included with the large playground are accessible restrooms and a shelter that can be reserved by calling 3-1-1.

Ashley Nicole Dream PLayground


Ridley-Helton Baseball Field resides on the west end of Caswell Park. The field, then known as Ridley Field, was originally part of Bill Meyer Stadium, the former home of the Knoxville Smokies. Todd Helton, Knoxville native and former first baseman for the Colorado Rockies, donated money for the field's improvements - view press release. Ridley-Helton Baseball Field is available for reservations. Please call 865-215-1708.
Click here to view pictures of Bill Meyer Stadium and Ridley-Helton Field


William Caswell donated land to the city in East Knoxville for construction of a public park, including a ballfield which became Caswell Park in 1916. Caswell was a longtime fan of the game, having participated in what may have been the first game of baseball played in Tennessee – an 1865 contest between the Holstons and the Knoxvilles. The Sam Anderson Pavilion honors the service of former Parks & Recreation Director.

Caswell Park Master Plan and Appendices – June 2000 [PDF]

Caswell Park MapMap Legend


1.) For the protection of our park and the safety of its users, the following are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • 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. (No dogs are permitted inside of the gated Caswell Park Ballfield complex.)
3.) Please be respectful of other trail users.
4.) Please help to keep our parks beautiful by disposing trash in proper receptacles.
5.) Hours - Open dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.

Ridley-Helton caswell Park