Most dogs love to socialize and play with other canine friends. Having their own special play area where they can exercise, romp and play, or just rest in a natural setting without a leash is what a dog park is all about. Dog parks provide a large fenced open space, sometimes divided to allow a separate area for small and large dogs and offer a variety of playground features, water fountains, plus benches for their human friends. Knoxville currently has 9 dog parks to enjoy. All but the Downtown Dog Park and PetSafe Village Dog Park are within large human parks, so you can enjoy a leash-walk or run in the human park and then enjoy some romp and play time unleashed at the dog park.
PETSAFE CHARTER DOYLE DOG PARK - A nice accompaniment to Charter Doyle Park, the dog park provides individual areas for large and small dogs. Mature cedar trees and a dog water fountain provide a cool place to have fun during the hot months. On a leash your pup will enjoy a walk along the paved loop trail in the main park.
PETSAFE CONCORD DOG PARK - Knoxville's newest dog park at Concord Park is beautifully layed out on almost 4 acres. Dogs and their owners will love the water fountains for pets (and ones for their owners), a dock with access to the river and even a dog shower. Paved and natural surface walking trails wind through the park. Park is located behind the tennis courts by the Concord Mountain Bike Trails.
PETSAFE DOWNTOWN DOG PARK - For downtown dog owners, this is a perfect place to take your city dog to enjoy a little bit of nature. There are separate sections for small and large dogs, human and dog water fountains and a fun variety of play stations.
PETSAFE HOLSTON RIVER DOG PARK - A new addition to Holston River Park, this beautiful one-acre dog park provides owners with the option of releasing their dogs within either a fenced-in large or small dog section. There is a human water fountain with a dog-level water bowl and spout, benches, and dog waste stations for your convenience. Leashed pups will enjoy a stroll on the beautiful Holston Park greenway and nature trail that circles the main part of the Holston River Park.
PETSAFE PISTOL CREEK DOG PARK - MARYVILLE - Located near the McCammon Avenue and McGhee Street greenbelt entrance in Maryville, the park is open seven days a week, from dawn till dusk, and includes one acre for large dogs and a separate half-acre area for smaller dogs. Both sections are fenced and double-gated with entry corrals, so dogs can be let off leash before entering the park. A pavilion, benches, waste stations and dog-only water fountains are also included on the park’s property.
PETSAFE PLUMB CREEK DOG PARK - Coming soon to Northwest Knoxville! The park is off Hickey Road, not far from Pellissippi Parkway. This Knox County public park will have an 8 acre large dog park and small dog park by PetSafe. There will be a playground and a picnic shelter. There will also be a disc golf course and two walking trails. http://knoxcounty.org/parks/news/news.php?id=627
PETSAFE TOMMY SCHUMPERT DOG PARK - There are two off-leash areas within the dog park area at Tommy Schumpert Park. The 30# and under area allows smaller dogs to mingle together while the second fenced area is open to dogs of any size. The small dog park is a mix of grass and mulch along with people benches. The "all sizes" dog area has a mulched walking trail and a large pond with a dock so your dogs can go for a swim during the hot months. Bring lots of towels because the area does get muddy. The main park features a paved loop for on-leash walks and connects to the Sterchi Hills Greenway for longer excursions.
PETSAFE DOGWOOD DOG PARK AT VICTOR ASHE PARK - Beautiful hardwoods surround this one-acre off-leash park creating a nice retreat where canine friends can enjoy ramps, tunnels and jumps and then refresh at the doggy fountain. People benches are provided. Take your pet on a leashed walk winding along the paved Victor Ashe Greenway or venture off on the natural surface trails that meander through rolling landscape of Victor Ashe Park.
PETSAFE VILLAGE DOG PARK - Knoxville's first public dog park, this 1-acre facility is an on leash park but offers off leash hours only in the evenings when the park is staffed. Features include a natural pond, full set of agility equipment, walking trails, doggy water fountain plus picnic tables and benches.
BIG TURTLE PARK PETSAFE DOG PARK - The dog park provides two fenced areas for dogs to exercise off-leash: one for dogs under 30 pounds and one for all dogs. Amenities include benches, pet waste bag dispenser stations, and ADA-accessible water fountains for both dogs and people.
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Walk, run, cycle, skate or scoot — greenways provide multi-use trails that can be shared by a variety of outdoor enthusiasts. Winding along natural features like streams, rivers, ridges and open spaces, greenways protect valuable green space for conservation, recreation and alternative transportation. They connect neighborhoods to schools, offices, shopping areas, parks and other natural areas providing a recreational and alternate mode of transportation. Knoxville's linear greenway system plus the many loops and walking trails within our city and county Parks, boasts over 50 miles of greenways with neighboring counties offering additional miles. Our greenway listings include hard surfaced (paved or concrete) paths and walking trails. The natural surface trails are listed under Trails.
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No matter what season or mode of travel — hiking, trail running or mountain biking — it’s engaging to meander along the more rugged terrain of wooded forests and open fields. Within this natural habitat, trails may wind past scenic vistas, waterfalls, historic settlements and/or geological wonders. With each season a new color palette is displayed with glimpses into the seasonal activities of birds, insects and mammals. Be adventurous, wander out in the rain, snow, fog, the trail will take on a new appearance, a new experience. Within Knoxville's metro area, there are numerous trails to explore and enjoy, even a few peaks and bluffs with their awe inspiring views. Traveling outside the city limits await bountiful trail systems in our state and national parks, forests, and wildlife management areas.
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Make a splash on one of our many lakes, quarries, rivers or mountain streams whether it's from the stroke of a paddle, the cast of a fishing line or a refreshing plunge to escape the summer heat. Our rivers and lakes provide excellent recreational playgrounds for both flat and white water paddling. Anglers can enjoy their miles of shoreline or head to the hills to wade knee deep in one of our clear mountain streams. If you want to escape the summer's heat — take a dip in one of the swimming beaches or enjoy a lazy day tubing down the river.
Warning: If you like fishing and paddling on TVA-managed reservoirs, please be aware of the possible hazards surrounding dams. A large amount of water can be discharged through a dam without warning at any time. For example, when the demand for electricity is high, the turbines that generate electricity at a dam may start automatically, resulting in a significant increase in the flow of water within only a matter of seconds. Similarly, river operations for flood control can create rapidly rising water in otherwise shallow riverbeds, especially below tributary dams, which are usually located in steep terrain. Visit TVA's Hazardous Water site to familiarize yourself with the warning signals and the danger zones surrounding the dams.
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