James White Greenway

Parks and Recreation Director

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

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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0.9 mile
Portion of: 18 miles of connected greenway system
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, skating, pushing strollers, using wheelchairs, roller blading
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: easy
Surface: asphalt
Facilities: restrooms and water fountains are located at Volunteer Landing
Watershed: First Creek and Tennessee River
Blueway: 1 ramp with motorized access at Governor Ned McWherter Riverside Landing Park
Connects to: Morningside Greenway, Gov. Ned McWherter/Riverside Landing ParkNeyland GreenwayVolunteer Landing, First Creek
Parking: 20 at Gov. Ned McWherter Riverside Landing Park
KATRoute 32 - 5 minute walk
Riverside Dr. at Laurans Ave.
City Council District: 6
James White Greenway 

1640 Riverside Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37915

East Knoxville

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james white greenway
James White Greenway offers a beautiful pathway along the Tennessee River.

Directions: Greenway is in the downtown section. Take James White Parkway South to Neyland Drive. Greenway is on the shoreline of Tennessee River, near Gateway Marina.

The James White Greenway is located parallel to the Tennessee River connecting directly to the Neyland Greenway (3.0 miles) at the mouth of First Creek (at Ruth's Chris Steak House) and continuing east to connect to Governor Ned McWherter Riverside Landing Park under the James White Parkway bridge. There, it links north to Morningside Greenway (1.6 miles). The City has plans to continue this greenway across the James White Bridge and eventually to connect to the Will Skelton Greenway (3.62 miles) at Island Home Park.

The James White Greenway runs along the Tennessee River for its entire one-mile stretch, offering a scenic experience for its patrons, as well as the opportunity to view wildlife that may be seen along waterfronts in East Tennessee.

James White Greenway is also part of the CrossKnox Race, running from Haley Heritage Square in East Knoxville all the way to Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville.

James White (1747-1821) was a pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville in the early 1790s.  In 1783, White led an expedition into the upper Tennessee Valley where he discovered the future site of Knoxville.  He build White's Fort in 1786 and later donated the land for a permanent city, Knoxville, in 1791.  White represented Knox County at Tennessee's constitutional convention in 1796.

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