Lakeshore 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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The Lakeshore Park Conservancy is moving forward with its $42 million next step in park improvements, including construction of baseball fields, pavilions, a new playground, new parking, drainage infrastructure and more.

To ensure public safety during this stage of construction, the Conservancy will be closing the Northshore Drive entrance and exit to the park for six to eight months, starting Monday, Oct. 10, 2022.

A section of the perimeter loop trail will be closing Nov. 1, 2022 and will remain closed until spring 2024 (though a temporary soft-surface trail will be built that skirts the construction zone and allows walkers to continue to enjoy a circuitous tour of the park).

When the trail and Northshore Drive entrance reopen, both will have safer design features.

Click here to learn more.

• 207.49 acres
• 2 playgrounds - accessible Hank Rappe Playground
• open space
• paved trails
Lakeshore Greenway
• 4 baseball/softball fields with lights
• Contact Knox Youth Sports at [email protected] for program information
• 4 soccer fields (3 large and 1 small)
• Contact AYSO or Knoxville Football Club for program information 
• concession stand
• restrooms (open during practices and games)
• City Parks & Recreation offices in Administration Building
• Parking: approximately 800
Handicap SignAccessible parking, playground and restrooms
KATRoute 11 & 19 - Lyons View Pike at Lakeshore Park entrance
City Council District: 2
Lakeshore Park

5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

West Knoxville

lakeshore view
Lakeshore Park offers spectacular views of
Fort Loudoun Lake and the Great Smoky

Directions: From downtown Knoxville, take Kingston Pike headed west; turn left onto Northshore Drive at Western Plaza; park is approximately 2 miles on left at Lakeshore Institute.

A popular location to runners and walkers, Lakeshore Park provides spectacular vistas of Fort Loudoun Lake and the Smoky Mountains. Results from the City greenway laser counter project proved Lakeshore Greenway to be the most heavily used greenway in Knoxville. 

Lakeshore Park is managed by the Lakeshore Park Conservancy, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, and maintain the Park for public use and to provide on-going financial support for operation, expansion, enhancement, and beautification of the Park. The future development of Lakeshore Park and all park improvements will be supported by private donations. To make a gift, schedule an event, or for more information, visit

The park also includes vast recreational opportunities with 4 baseball / softball fields with lights, and 4 soccer fields (3 large and 1 small). For reservations or program information, contact Knox Youth Sports at [email protected] or check out


The Hank Rappé Playground is an universal playground designed to be inclusive for children of every ability and includes a resilient surface, multiple play areas and special equipment. It is named in memory of Hank Rappé, the son of Dr. Matt and Brandy Rappé, who passed away on April 5, 2013 – two days before his first Knox Youth Sports tee-ball game at Lakeshore Park.

Hank Rappe Playground
Hank Rappé Playground at Lakeshore Park


Explore Lakeshore Park & Greenway on Google Street Views:
Lakeshore Park & Greenway (images from November 2017)
Lakeshore Park & Greenway (images from 2014)
Lakeshore Park (images from 2016)

map of Lakeshore ParkMap 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.