Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center

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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CENTER DETAILS
• Capt. James Rowan Gymnasium
• Ruth Benn Community Room
• indoor basketball
• locker rooms with showers
• billiards room
• game room
• full-size kitchen with portable counter
• weight room
• study room with library and computers
• adjacent to Claude Walker Ballfields
Handicap SignAccessible parking and restrooms
RIDE THE BUS TO THIS CENTER
katRoute 34 - 1 min. walk - Wilson Ave. at Castle St.
City Council District: 6
Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center

3124 Wilson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-971-4746

East Knoxville

Darrow DavenportPaige Lann

​Recreation Specialists pictured left to right -- Darrow Davenport and Paige Lann


Directions: From I-40, Take the CHERRY ST exit- EXIT 390. Turn RIGHT onto N CHERRY ST. Turn LEFT onto E MAGNOLIA AVE/US-11/US-70/TN-1. Turn RIGHT onto N CASTLE ST. Turn LEFT onto WILSON AVE. End at 3124 Wilson Ave.


Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, formerly the Eastside YMCA, was renovated and reopened by the City of Knoxville in 2005. The center features a large gymnasium, fitness room, a community room and kitchen.The facility also has a study room with a free library and computers available for student use.

HOURS OF OPERATION

The operating hours for Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center typically consist of Monday's (10:00am-9:00pm), Tuesday's (11:00am-9:00pm), Wednesday's (1:00pm-9:00pm), Thursday's (11:00am-9:00pm) and Friday's (10:00am-6:00pm). However, when Knox County Schools are closed for in-service days, certain holidays or prolonged breaks, hours change to 10:00am-6:00pm on the day(s) of the week effected. If you have a questions about changes in hours, programs or center availability, please contact each center specifically.


RECREATION CENTER SCHEDULE

Are you interested in knowing what is going on at Dr. E.V. Davidson? Click below for a printable version of this month’s program calendar!
April & May [PDF]


Additional Center Prog
ram Fliers: 

Ca-L'a Fitness [PDF]
Girl Power Hour [PDF]
Tots on the Move [PDF]

EV Davidson Imagination Playground/ASP

Through a grant with KaBoom! and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN Health Foundation, Dr. EV Davidson was awarded an Imagination Playground. Pictured here are children from the City of Knoxville After School Program, along with Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City of Knoxville and BCBSTN representatives.

HISTORY OF T
HE CENTER

Dr. Elvyn V. Davidson, M.D. (1923-2010) was one of Knoxville’s most prominent African-American medical practitioners and surgeons. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS IN CITY RECREATION CENTERS 

The following are prohibited in city recreation centers:

1) Possession of firearms and weapons
2) Possession of drugs, alcohol, or any elicit substance
3) Smoking or use of tobacco products
4) Gambling
5) Use of profanity
6) Fighting
7) Dunking or hanging on rims of basketball goals
8) Pets
9) Only indoor court shoes allowed (ex: tennis shoes or non-marking soles)

Violation of these rules or any other rules set by individual centers may result in suspension from this center and others. Suspension terms will be set by each center.