Will Skelton 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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3.57 miles
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, skating, pushing strollers, using wheelchairs, roller blading
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: none
Difficulty: easy but some steep slopes
Surface: asphalt
Facilities: restrooms in Ijams Nature Center and along the trail on Ijams property, dog waste station in Island Home Park
Watershed: Tennessee River and Toll Creek
Connects to: Island Home Park, Ijams Nature Center, Tennessee School for the Deaf, Ijams unpaved trails, Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area
Parking Areas: 18 at Island Home Park, 100 plus 5 accessible at the Ijams Nature Center, 42 plus 2 accessible at Meade's Quarry, 12 at TWRA Forks of the River Wildlife Management Are
KATRoute 40
Island Home Blvd
City Council District: 1
Will Skelton Greenway

Entrances at:
3003 McClure Ln.
3140 McClure Ln.
Knoxville, TN 37920

South Knoxville

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Directions: Heading south on Gay Street bridge, veer left through traffic light onto Sevier Avenue. Turn left onto Island Home Avenue. Continue straight into Island Home neighborhood (you’ll see pillars) onto Maplewood. Continue straight onto Spence Place. Veer left through four-way stop. Turn left onto Estelle Circle.

The Will Skelton Greenway begins at Island Home Park, runs through Ijams Nature Center and ends at the 300-acre Wildlife Management Area. This is a beautiful greenway located in a very natural setting with panoramic views of the Tennessee River from a variety of perspectives. From the fourth Saturday in August through the end of February, hunters with firearms may be encountered in the area. Bicycle use off of the greenway is prohibited during hunting season.

The greenway also connects to 13 miles of unpaved trails at Ijams Nature Center, which is part of the 50-mile Urban Wilderness South Loop Trails.

Explore the Will Skelton Greenway on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)

Click here to view other virtual treks of greenways, trails, and attractions around Knoxville.

The greenway is named in honor of Will Skelton, "godfather of greenways in Knoxville" and Chairman Emeritus of the Knoxville Greenway Commission.  Skelton was heavily involved in the development of the current greenway system in Knoxville.

Will Skelton Greenway Map Legend