Northwest 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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1.0 mile
Portion of: 4.4 miles of connected greenways
Main Loop: 1.0 mile (around school)
Used for: walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, skating, pushing strollers, using wheelchairs, rollerblading
Hours: dawn till dusk
Lights: no
Difficulty: easy
Surface: asphalt
Facilities: restrooms at Victor Ashe Park
Watershed: Third Creek
Connects to: Victor Ashe Greenway, Victor Ashe Park and Pleasant Ridge Greenway
Parking Areas: 330 plus 8 accessible in Victor Ashe Park, 117 plus 4 accessible at Northwest Middle School
Ownership: The segment connecting between Victor Ashe Park and Walpine Ln is on property owned by the City. Once crossing Walpine Ln, the greenway is on a City easement through the Knox County Schools-owned property on which Northwest Middle School is located.
KATRoute 12 or 20 & 90
Pleasant Ridge at Northwest MS
City Council District: 3
Northwest Greenway

5325 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37912

North Knoxville

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Northwest Greenway
Northwest Greenway winds along a leg of
Third Creek through the woods.

Directions: I-75 North to Merchant Road Exit. Left off exit, approximately two miles to intersection of Merchant Road and Pleasant Ridge Road. Park is on the south side of this intersection.

The Northwest Greenway begins on Northwest Middle School property and makes a series of loop trails around the edges of open space. The greenway connects south along Third Creek from Northwest Middle School to Victor Ashe Greenway, which circumvents the soccer field. Northwest Greenway also connects to Pleasant Ridge Greenway at Northwest Middle School's entrance on Pleasant Ridge Rd.

This greenway affords beautiful views of the creeks, springs, and farms in the area with certain sections featuring creek on both sides of the greenway.

The soccer fields may be reserved for practices and games by contacting Northwest Middle School at 865-594-1345. 

Explore the Northwest Middle School Greenway on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)

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