Williams Creek Urban Forest

Parks and Recreation Director

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

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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• 15.95 acres
• preserve area
• Williams Creek
KATRoute 32 - 4 min walk - Brooks Ave. at Kenro Dr.
City Council District: 6
Williams Creek Urban Forest
0 Dailey St.
Knoxville, TN 37915


Directions: From I-40, take exit for James White Parkway TN-158 W; take Riverside Drive ramp toward East Hill Avenue; in .3 miles turn right on to Dandridge Avenue; in .8 miles turn turn left onto Brooks Avenue; in .3 miles turn left on to Dailey Street.

This natural area sits on nearly 16 acres along Williams Creek and preserves the beauty and peacefulness of East Knoxville. Once an area filled with dense invasive plant growth, the City hired a herd of goats to forage the area and make it a walkable path through the woods.

This urban forest is now a peaceful place to stroll and enjoy beautiful views of nature so close to Downtown Knoxville.


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.