The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities for each member of the family to enjoy. One of the main goals for the Department is to improve recreational opportunities for all Knoxvillians. With the programming of recreation centers, the construction of greenways trails and the upgrading of many city parks, great progress is being made toward the goal.
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Be a Part of the Adopt a Park Program
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.
More about the Adopt A Park Program
Children's Summer Playground Program
The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Summer Playground Program, open to Knoxville residents, at each of its 12 recreation centers located in all sections of Knoxville.
Call 865-215-1400 for more information.
More about the Summer Playground Program
Park Shelter/Gazebo/Recreation Building Reservations
Reservations can be made for a few of the City's Park Shelters, Gazebos and Recreation Buildings. Reservation must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 311 for information at 865-215-4311.
More about the Reservation Process and Park Shelter Regulations
Park Shelter Reservation Form [PDF]
Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
The Athletics Office cooperates with sports commissions across the city to provide recreational sports activities for adults and children in baseball, softball, basketball and football. The Officials Coordinator helps to improve the athletic experience for participants by training and scheduling officials for sporting events. For information on how to sign up for one of the leagues, call the office at Call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
More about the Athletics Office
Game Cancellations and Pool Closings
For Game Cancellations
, call the Athletic Info Line at 865-215-INFO (4636). This line is updated daily at 4 p.m. For Outdoor Swimming Pool Closings
please call Ed Cothren Pool at 865-544-7840 or Inskip Pool at 865-687-9919.
The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department provides a safe and fun environment so all citizens may enjoy their leisure time. Our dedicated staff works to promote healthy lifestyles and character building activities by providing affordable quality programs, parks, and recreation venues.