Christenberry Community Center

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Reserve this Center
• gymnasium
• indoor basketball
• playground
• softball field
• dance studio
• meeting rooms
• adjacent to Christenberry Elementary SchoolChristenberry Ballfields
• Christenberry - Monthly Calendar [PDF]
Handicap SignAccessible parking and restrooms
katRoute 21 - 2 min. walk - Oglewood Ave. at Huron St.
City Council District: 5
Christenberry Community Center

931 Oglewood Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37017

North Knoxville

Grant HowardVerena Hadden
Recreation Specialists, from Left to Right, Grant Howard and Verena Hadden  

Directions: From I-40, Merge onto I-275 N via EXIT 387A toward LEXINGTON. Take the WOODLAND AVE EAST exit- EXIT 1C. Turn RIGHT onto W WOODLAND AVE. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto HURON ST. Turn RIGHT onto OGLEWOOD AVE NE. End at 931 Oglewood Ave.

Christenberry Recreation Center is connected to Christenberry Elementary School. The facility is one of the City's largest recreation centers, featuring a large dance studio, full-sized gymnasium, and kitchen/multi-purpose room.

In addition to the interior features, the recreation center also has an outdoor playground. The facility is adjacent to a major ballfield complex, featuring four baseball/softball fields, restrooms, and a playground.


The operating hours for the Christenberry Community Center typically consist of Monday-Thursday (1:00pm-9:00pm) and Friday (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.


Are you interested in knowing what is going on at Christenberry?  Click below for a printable version of this month’s program calendar!
Christenberry - Monthly Calendar [PDF]

Additional Center Program Fliers:
Community School (in partnership with Knox Co Schools & Great Schools Partnership) [PDF]
N.E.A.T. Program
Spring 2021 Pickleball Flyer [PDF]
Running - 0 to 5K in 8 weeks [PDF]
Intro to Disc Golf [PDF]
Disc Golf Games at Victor Ashe Park [PDF]
Ping Pong [PDF]


After School Program: A free service for parents of children ages 6-12.  The program operates from 2:45 pm - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, on the Knox County School schedule.  Participants enjoy gym games, arts and crafts, board games and Community School clubs and classes.  Children come straight from Christenberry Elementary School and have a snack once attendance is checked.

Community Schools/Great Schools Partnership:  Children in the After School Program are offered tutoring, clubs and special classes.  E.g.  Girls on the Run, Legomania, KMA Art Appreciation, Coding, Lego Car Frenzy, Joy of Music, Heart and Soul, Gardening, Junior Achievement, Young Bankers' Club, Math Club, Stem Scouts, Track Club and many more offerings throughout the year.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports and has a multi-generational appeal.  This game is a hybrid of Ping Pong and Tennis.  It is played either indoors or outdoors with a paddle, a net lower than tennis, a court smaller than tennis and a whiffle-type ball.  Three courts can be set up simultaneously at Christenberry.

Rocky Top Taekwondo:  Utilizing traditional taekwondo, this Coong-Si Federation approach focuses on self-discipline, strength, conditioning and flexibility.  Classes are appropriate for ages 5 through adult.  Families are welcome!  For more information about the class, call Matt Sheah at 865-282-9803.

Open Gym:  This is a time for teens and adults in the community to come to the center for pick-up basketball games.


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.