Dr. Walter Hardy 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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• 3.37 acres
• picnic tables
• 1 shelter
• open space (venue for special events, call 3-1-1)
• amphitheater, (venue for special events, 3-1-1)
• memorial trees
• Parking: 10
KAT Route 33 - MLK Jr. Ave. at Cruze St.
City Council District: 6
Dr. Walter Hardy Park

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

East Knoxville

Directions:   Go east-bound on I-40 and take the James White Parkway exit; take the Hill Ave. exit; turn left onto Hill Ave. Hill Ave. will turn into Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Park is on right.

Dr Walter Hardy Park

Memorial markers lining the circle entrance to Dr Walter Hardy Park establish Doctor's Row to honor the black physicians who served the community and surrounding areas between 1869 and 1989.

Dr Walter Hardy Park

The park serves the community as a memorial site, offers a place for passive recreation, and provides an amphitheater for cultural activities. The 26 lighted trees were donated by the physicians' families and serve as an inspiration and a motivation to future generations.

Dr Walter Hardy Park

Dr. Walter Hardy Park is a lovely park that serves as an excellent venue for community events. To hold a special event in Dr. Walter Hardy Park, call 865-215-1733.


Dr. Walter Hardy was an esteemed black physician who served the community and surrounding areas.

map of Dr. Walter Hardy Park Map 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.
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.