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Just a mile southeast of downtown Knoxville, Suttree Landing Park hugs the shoreline of the Tennessee River, providing a wonderful waterfront playspace for walkers, runners, paddlers, anglers, and children of all ages. This 8.3-acre linear park features a festival/event lawn, children's playground, a put-in for kayakers, three accessible river overlooks, picnic tables, and a public riverwalk. Complementing the park is Waterfront Drive, an almost 3,000-foot-long two-lane streetscape. Waterfront Drive includes sidewalks, trees and landscaping, and LED road and pedestrian lighting. Specially-designed engineering features – like bioswales and pervious concrete pavement – make sure the runoff that reaches the Tennessee River is clean water.

The park is named after Cornelius Suttree, a character in the first novel written by Knoxville author, Cormac McCarthy. The story is set in Knoxville in 1951 and follows the life of a man who gave up his wealth and became a fisherman on the Tennessee River.

Picnic tables, bike racks, and precast concrete and backed benches are scattered throughout, providing opportunity for visitors to leisurely enjoy the park and scenic views along the Tennessee River. Future plans include restrooms, concessions, a storage area for non-motorized watercraft and an accessible boat ramp.

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