Parking and Transportation

Neighborhood Coordinator

Debbie Sharp
[email protected]
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 546
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Neighborhood Conference

The 2018 Neighborhood Conference will be held at Hotel Knoxville (formerly the Marriott), the uniquely shaped building at 501 East Hill Avenue next to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Ride KAT for Free to the Conference

Anyone coming to the Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 24, can ride KAT for free. Just tell the driver you are going to the Neighborhood Conference.

Take the city bus from all parts of Knoxville to the Knoxville Station on Church Avenue. It is then an 8-minute, 0.4-mile walk to the hotel.

Or, from Knoxville Station, you can take the Blue Line trolley, which will run two hours early just for the conference. From 7-9 a.m., the trolley will drive onto the hotel property to unload conference guests at the front door. Just be sure to tell the trolley driver you want to go to the conference.

If you are taking Route 40 /South Knoxville, tell the driver you are going to the Neighborhood Conference at the Marriott/Hotel Knoxville. The driver can let you off at Hill Avenue before Volunteer Landing. It is then just a 5-minute walk to the hotel.

Visit the KAT website or call Customer Service at 865-637-3000 to help you plan your ride to the conference!

At the conference, be sure to visit the KAT booth to get a pass for the ride home.

Thanks to KAT for providing this service to conference participants!

Parking at the Conference

The City of Knoxville’s Coliseum Parking Garage C should be the first choice for most conference participants. You can enter the garage on Honor Our Troops Drive (a two-way street) or Historic Preservation Drive (a one-way street). See the map.

After you park in Garage C, climb the stairs or take the elevator to the top level. You can then use the covered pedestrian bridge across James White Parkway to walk right into the hotel front entrance.

If you are driving to the conference and use a wheelchair or have difficulty walking, you can park on the west wide of the hotel and make your way to the west entrance. Or you can drive past the front of the hotel and park in the hotel garage. In the garage, take the elevator to Level 2 for a short walk into the main lobby, where conference registration is located.

If you do not have mobility issues, please respect the needs of hotel guests and park in the Coliseum garage. Also, please do not park in the Hall of Fame lot. The facility will be in use that day by another group.