Sam Duff Memorial 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 Shelter or Field
• 7.26 acres
• 1 shelter
• dog park
• playground
• picnic tables
• open space
• paved trails
• football/soccer field
• 1 tennis court
• 4 pickleball courts
• running track           
• 2 outdoor basketball courts (half courts)
• restrooms
Sam Duff Greenway
• Parking: 37
• For reservations, please call 865-215-1706.
Handicap SignAccessible parking, restrooms, & dog park
katRoute 41 - Chapman Highway at Moody Ave.
City Council District: 1
Sam Duff Memorial Park

4060 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
Park Shelter: 865-215-1718
Football/Soccer Field: 865-215-1706

South Knoxville

Directions: From downtown, go South on Chapman Highway about a mile past the Tennessee River & Henley Street Bridge; park is on left just after East Moody Avenue.

Sam Duff Park

Sam Duff Memorial Park provides the surrounding neighborhoods a recreational play area, within a natural setting. Once a football and track facility for nearby Young High School the area now consists of Sam Duff Greenway. It is a favorite for runners and walkers.

A wide array of amenities include a dog park, a tennis court, two basketball courts, four pickleball courts, and a large playground. There are picnic facilities and accessible restrooms. A new mulch surface trail connector to the park was created in 2018 by the City's Greenway Crew. The trail provides a more convenient entrance to the park for residents coming from Greenwood Avenue and gives access to a wooded part of the park property that was previously inaccessible.  The dog park and accessible restrooms were opened in fall 2022.  The dog park was made possible thanks to a donation by the Boyd Foundation.


Sam A. Duff was a long-time principal of Knoxville’s former Young High. The football field at this park was home to the Young High football team.


Sam Duff Memorial Park Adoptees are Wild Birds Unlimited.

map of Sam Duff Memorial 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.