Community Programming

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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The Parks and Recreation Department provides several programs to enhance the Knoxville area and the lives of Knoxville citizens! Take a look below to see what is available.

Continue scrolling down to see programs listed by facilities such as Rec Centers, Senior Centers, Pools, Arts & Crafts Center, and Parks. Plus take a look at other programs to help the community including Adopt-A-Park, Community Heritage Programs of Memorial Benches or Trees, Recreation Challenge Grants, and Programs in the Parks.

Quick links to see programs sorted by
REC CENTERS  |  SENIOR CENTERS  |  POOLS  |  ARTS  |  OTHER


PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS

Under 18 Adults (18 +) Seniors
• After-School Program
• KORE Summer Camp
• Athletics: Baseball / Softball, Girls 14U SoftballBasketball, Football
• Learn to Swim Classes
• Dance
• Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center
KORE Mobile Outreach​
• Knoxville Community Band
• Dynamic Programs (adults with disabilities)
• Athletics: Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Kickball, VolleyballPickleball
• Open Gym (Basketball)
• Open Volleyball
• Weight Rooms
• Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center
• Yoga
• Walking Program
• Aqua Zumba​
• Swim Classes
• Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center
•​ Senior Fun Softball
(List above shows highlighted programs.  Many more programs are offered at our facilities and parks. See information below for calendars for each site.)

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT EACH RECREATION CENTER

Center Name Knox Location Programs Available
Cal Johnson Recreation Center
507 Hall of Fame Dr., 37917 | 865-522-3177
Downtown Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Cecil Webb Recreation Center
923 Baker Ave., 37920| 865-577-0651
South Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Christenberry Community Center
931 Oglewood Ave., 37917 | 865-637-5991
North Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Cumberland Estates Recreation Center
4529 Silverhill Dr., 37921 | 865-588-3442
Northwest Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Deane Hill Recreation Center
7414 Deane Hill Dr., 37919| 865-690-0781
West Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center
3124 Wilson Ave, 37914 | 865-971-4746
East Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Inskip-Norwood Recreation Center
301 Inskip Dr, 37912 | 865-687-6321
North Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Lonsdale Recreation Center
2700 Stonewall St., 37921| 865-546-0696
West Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Milton Roberts Recreation Center
5900 Asheville Hwy., 37924 | 865-546-1315
East Monthly Schedule [PDF]
Richard Leake Recreation Center
3511 Alice Bell Rd., 37917 | 865-525-2031
East Monthly Schedule [PDF]
West Haven Recreation Center
3622 Sisk Rd., 37921| 865-546-1315
Northwest Monthly Schedule [PDF]


PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT EACH SENIOR CENTER

Center Name Knox Location Programs Available
Larry Cox Senior Center
3109 Ocoee Trail, 37917 | 865-546-1700
North Monthly Schedule [PDF]

South Knoxville Community Center
522 Maryville Pk., 37920 | 865-573-3575
South Monthly Schedule [PDF]



PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT EACH POOL

Pool Name Knox Location Programs Available
Adaptive Center Indoor Pool
Knoxville Adaptive Recreation Center - 2235 Dandridge Ave., 37915 | 865-525-9080
East Click here to visit webpage for more info

Elmer Brine Indoor Pool
South Knoxville Community Center  - 522 Maryville Pike, 37920 | 865-579-3122
South Click here to visit webpage for more info

Ed Cothren Outdoor Pool
Malcolm-Martin Park - 1737 Reynolds St., 37921 | 865-544-7840
Northwest Click here to visit webpage for more info
Inskip Outdoor Pool
Inskip Park - 4204 Bruhin Road, 37912 | 865-687-9919
North Click here to visit webpage for more info


PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT KNOXVILLE ARTS & FINE CRAFTS CENTER

Center Name Knox Location Programs Available
Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center
1127 N. Broadway, Suite B, 37917 | 865-523-1401
North Current Catalog
Register for Classes


PROGRAMS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY

Adopt-A-Park Program
Adopt a ParkAdopt-a-park, offered by the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, is aimed at significantly improving the environmental and aesthetic quality of our parks and greenways through generating a strong sense of ownership and responsibility within them. Through the Adopt-a-Park program businesses, park users, and various community groups can take an active role in beautifying our community and supporting Knoxville’s park system.
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Community Heritage Program
Community Heritage Bench The Community Heritage Program offers a way to honor a friend or memorialize a loved one through a heritage bench or a heritage tree in a city park or along a greenway for all patrons to enjoy. The Parks and Recreation Department has many beautiful greenways and parks that would be the perfect place to commemorate your loved one.
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Recreation Challenge Grant
Grant PromoThe City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department offers an annual Challenge Grant Program, which provides grants to non-profit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits. The grants are available to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) status community groups, homeowner associations, schools, Scout troops and other organizations. Recipients of a challenge grant will be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost of a single project, up to $2,500.
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Programs in the Parks
Programs in ParksThe City of Knoxville has experienced a growing demand for the use of parks and greenways by a variety of commercial and non-profit entities, including health/fitness providers, dog trainers, yoga instructors, and other outdoor professional service providers. The goal of programs in the parks is 1.) To encourage recreation and leisure opportunities in City of Knoxville Park, Greenway and Corridor Spaces; 2.) To increase communication of the Programs in the Parks opportunities with Knoxville Citizens; 3.) To promote successful partnerships between the department and local program providers; 4.) To continue to increase and encourage outdoor recreation participation and improve overall health and wellness for ALL ages; and 5.) To implement a process that ensures the safety of patrons through educating providers on importance of certifications, liability insurance and program participation waivers.
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Anyone needing a disability accommodation to be able to attend should contact Stephanie Cook at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. To request an English interpreter, contact Title VI Coordinator Tatia M. Harris at 865-215-2831.