Marine Park offers a peaceful setting alongside the Tennessee River. Just over the wooden bridge from the parking and boat launching area is a nice open space dotted with picnic tables. Its a great waterfront setting for playing with the kids, throwing a frisbee or romping with your dog. There's plenty of shoreline access for anglers. Paddlers can enjoy a 3.4 mile (one-way) float over to Volunteer Landing, taking in the downtown waterfront.
The Knox Blount Greenway spans from Marine Park, along the shore of the Tennessee River, passes the UT Practice Golf Course and Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus and connects to the Neyland Greenway via the J.E. "Buck" Karnes Bridge. The next phase will be to continue the greenway south from Marine Park to join the Alcoa-Maryville greenway system. The final phase of the greenway will eventually continue through Townsend to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.