Holston River Park

Parks and Recreation Director

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

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Reserve a Shelter or Field
• 44 acres
• 2 large picnic shelters (for reservation, call 3-1-1)
• picnic tables
• canoe launch
• playground
• open space (venue for special events, call 3-1-1)
• paved trails
• 2-acre Petsafe dog park
• 2 soccer fields (for reservation, call 3-1-1)
• restrooms
• 2 fishing piers
Holston River Petsafe Dog Park
Holston River Greenway
Handicap SignAccessible parking, picnic tables and shelter
City Council District: 6
Holston River Park

3300 Holston Hills Road
Knoxville, TN 37914
(soccer field rentals)
865-215-4311 (shelter reservations)

East Knoxville

 Travel I-40 east and take the Asheville Hwy (exit 394); turn right onto Asheville Highway; go to red light and make a left onto Chilhowee Drive; go through 4-way stop; when the road dead ends' make a right onto Holston Hills Drive; go approximately 2 miles; at stop sign' cross Boyds Bridge Pike; passing the Holston Health Care Center; park will be about half mile on the left.

Holston River Park

Holston River Park, nestled along the banks of the Holston River, augments a multi-recreational play area. If water is your choice, there are two fishing piers and a canoe/kayak launch.

Holston River Park

If you prefer to stay on the ground, the park has two soccer fields, lots of open space, playgrounds, and trails.

The Holston River Greenway goes through the park providing a paved path for walkers, runners and bicyclists, while the perimeter trail winds through the forest on natural surface terrain, forming a loop along the southern edge of the park.

Holston River Park

There are picnic areas and a playground for families and friends to gather and enjoy. Let your canine friends romp unleashed in the fenced-in large or small dog sections in the PetSafe Dog Park.


In 2012, the Holston River Petsafe Dog Park was constructed as the fifth installment of a Petsafe donation to build five dog parks within the City of Knoxville and Knox County. The dog park is located on the Holston River Greenway the south end of Holston River Park and has separate sections for large and small dogs, a dog water fountain, and dog waste stations.


There are two shelters available for birthday parties, family reunions, group meetings, etc.  Reservations required, call 865-215-4311 or click link above.


Explore the Holston River Park Greenway on Google Trekker Street View (images from Fall 2014)

map of Holston River Park Map Legend


1.) For the protection of our park and the safety of its users, the following are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No open fires
  • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park
  • No motorized vehicles in park
  • No equestrian activity
2.) Per city ordinance, all animals must be maintained on a leash.
3.) Please be respectful of other trail users.
4.) Please help to keep our parks beautiful by disposing trash in proper receptacles.
5.) Hours - Open dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.