Knoxville is full of beautiful parks with fun playgrounds to explore. Discover some of these lesser-known spots that have great amenities for you too, and let the kids run wild!

Fountain City Park

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Children play near a stone bridge at Fountain City Park in Knoxville.

1.) Fountain City Park
Make your way into north Knoxville, and you’ll find a quaint recreation area in the middle of the Fountain City with a freshwater spring running through the middle. A couple of nice little playground areas are nestled among shady trees, benches, a fountain, and picnic shelters. Cross the street to find a heart-shaped duck pond featuring its own walking trail, where together you can feed the ducks or do a little fishing!

French Memorial Park

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Blue slides and yellow rails brighten the play area at French Memorial Park in Knoxville, TN.

2.) French Memorial Park
A big, bright playground with lots of slides and an exercise yard nearby offers fun for both kids and adults. Two soccer fields provide a fun place to run, jump, and play, and the pavilion makes a great place for a picnic. The nature trails provide fun paths to explore with the family.

Caswell Park

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A paved trail and manicured lawn surround the play area at Knoxville's Caswell Park.

3.) Caswell Park
In east Knoxville, the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground at Caswell Park is Knoxville’s first totally accessible playground. Enjoy the award-winning playground, beautiful gardens, and a large grassy open space. While you’re there, rest your feet and relax in the rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch at the softball complex.

McFee Park

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Children at McFee Park laugh as they enjoy the playground equipment.

4.) McFee Park
Head to the west end of the county to find another great ADA-accessible playground at McFee Park in Farragut. Lovingly called Fort McFee, the play area has countless fun elements from swings to rock climbing walls. This is a great place to teach kids about taking care of the environment too, with features like LED lights, rain gardens, and natural lighting in the restrooms. The McFee Road Greenway parallels the park as well, so bring your walking shoes, wagons, and scooters!

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