Milton Roberts Recreation Center

Parks and Recreation Director

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

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Milton Roberts Recreation Center is temporarily closed.  Kids in the After-School Program will be transported by Parks & Recreation to Cal Johnson Recreation Center (507 Hall of Fame Drive).  Parents will pick children up at Cal Johnson.

Reserve this Center
• gymnasium
• indoor basketball
• playground
• baseball/softball fields
• game/meeting room
• football field
• paved walking trail
• adjacent to Holston-Chilhowee Ballfields, and Holston-Chilhowee Greenway
• Milton Roberts - Monthly Calendar [PDF]
Handicap SignAccessible parking and restrooms
City Council District: 4
Milton Roberts Recreation Center

5900 Asheville Highway
Knoxville, TN 37924 

East Knoxville

Directions: From I-40, Take the US-11E/US-25W/US-70 exit- EXIT 394. Turn LEFT onto ASHEVILLE HWY/US-11E E/US-25W S/US-70 E/TN-9 N. End at 5900 Asheville Hwy.

Milton Roberts Recreation Center is temporarily closed.  Kids in the After-School Program will be transported by Parks & Recreation to Dr EV Davidson Community Center (3124 Wilson Avenue).  Parents will pick children up at EV Davidson.

Milton Roberts Recreation Center is a large facility located off of Asheville Highway in East Knoxville (next to the Comcast building).  The center provides a game room, gymnasium, and a meeting/rec room.

The facility is supplemented by Holston-Chilhowee Ballfields, which offers five baseball/softball fields, batting cages, a football field, and the one-mile paved Holston-Chilhowee Greenway. The recreation center and park are adjacent to the Holston River and the Holston Chilhowee Neighborhood Pool.


The operating hours for Milton Roberts Recreation Center typically consist of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.), Wednesday (11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.), and Friday (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.). However, when Knox County Schools are closed for in-service days, certain holidays or prolonged breaks, hours change to 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on the day(s) of the week effected.  If you have a questions about changes in hours, programs or center availability, please contact each center specifically.


Are you interested in knowing what is going on at Milton Roberts? Click below for a printable version of this month’s program calendar!
Milton Roberts - Monthly Calendar [PDF]

Additional Center Program Fliers

This recreation center is named in honor of Milton E. Roberts Sr. who served as a city councilman for 18 2-year terms between 1944 and 1990.


The following are prohibited in city recreation centers:

1) Possession of firearms and weapons
2) Possession of drugs, alcohol, or any elicit substance
3) Smoking or use of tobacco products
4) Gambling
5) Use of profanity
6) Fighting
7) Dunking or hanging on rims of basketball goals
8) Pets
9) Only indoor court shoes allowed (ex: tennis shoes or non-marking soles)

Violation of these rules or any other rules set by individual centers may result in suspension from this center and others. Suspension terms will be set by each center.