The Best Public Parks in Knoxville

Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Knoxville, Tennessee. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Since 1910

Picnic Areas, Trails, Foundation, Hiking, Gardens, Trees, Events, Biking, Play Areas, Leashed Dogs, Wildlife Viewing, Birding, Tennis Court & Walking Path

300-Acre Urban Greenspace - Offer 4 miles Paved Trails & 12.3 miles Natural Trails

Dawn - Dusk

I absolutely LOVED this place!!!! There is SO much to do, and it feels like you've crossed over into a different park when you hit certain parts of the trails. We went to the welcome center when we arrived and they had a few animals and information about the park inside. They also have drinks and bathrooms so plan ahead if you didn't bring anything with you! There are different levels of trails from easy to most difficult, and everything was very clearly marked.

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9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN 37721

Since 1987

Wildlife, Playground, Bicycling, Bird-Watching, Benches, Walking Path, Trails, Picnic Shelters & Open Space

30 minutes from downtown Knoxville - Offer 5.8 miles trails - 500 Acres Park

Dawn - Dusk

Beautiful views from the top. Dog friendly and moderate difficulty. Very close to downtown Knoxville. Great day trip just 30 minutes from Knoxville. About 5 miles of total trails although you don't have to hike all of it. Decent scenic views of Knoxville and the surrounding areas. This is a great local place to hike where you can take your dog's.
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6410 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

Since 1994

Baseball/Softball Fields with Lights, Soccer Fields, Trails, Picnic Areas, Benches, Playground, Mountains, Walking Path & Open Green Space

Over 185 acres of open green space - Located downtown Knoxville - Park is approximately 2 miles on left at Lakeshore Institute

Dawn - Dusk

The paved walking trail is about 2 miles, and has plenty of challenging inclines. There are great views of the Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee River. Knoxville has dedicated over 20 million dollars of fundraised money to refurbish this park. The new playground for kids of all abilities is awesome. They are adding more trails too!
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