The rolling landscape and large open spaces make Lakeshore Park a haven for recreational activities. In addition to eight sport fields, several playgrounds and picnic areas, the Lakeshore Greenway loops around the park with a stretch alongside Fort Loudon Lake. Be aware that there are several short but steep hills to climb in either direction on this paved path. From the hilltop start of the Greenway, the views overlooking the lake with the distant rise of the Smoky Mountains are absolutely stunning. There is a the state-of-the-art Hank Rappe Playground for small children.
The park also includes vast recreational opportunities with 6 baseball/softball fields with lights, and 3 soccer fields. For reservations or program information, call Knox Youth Sports at 865-584-6403 or check out www.knoxyouthsports.com.
The City of Knoxville has spent the past year (2016) renovating a historic administrative building, replacing outdated utilities and demolishing abandoned structures on the property to make room for more walking trails, an open-air pavilion, new multi-use fields, a kayak put-in and a boardwalk along the river. For more information visit: http://lakeshoreparkknoxville.org/our-future/
The park is made possible through a public/private partnership between the City of Knoxville and Lakeshore Park, the non-profit corporation which manages the park.
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