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.
More amenities are coming soon with the Phase 1 construction. They include a pier for kayaks and canoes alongside Fourth Creek, a remodeled and enlarged chapel that will be converted into a public events center complete with a garden and pavilion, a new recreational field down the east hillside, two more miles of less hilly trails starting on the park's northeast side, and another trail and rest room facility on the former University of Tennessee golf practice facility. Other plans include a boardwalk by Fort Loudoun Lake, and a picnic and garden area at the highest point overlooking Fort Loudoun Lake.
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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