Alex Haley Heritage Square
Knoxville, TN 37915
Alex Haley Heritage Square sits on the slopes of Morningside Park, presenting a commanding view of historic Knoxville, the downtown business district and the Smoky Mountains. Within the Alex Haley Heritage Square there are play structures, a paved loop and a peaceful green space with benches. The focal point of this community-built playground is the stunning 13' high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Designed by internationally accalimed artist, Tina Allen, Haley sits, reading a book and gazing at the Smoky Mountains he loved. His left hand holds a copy of his book Roots, while his right hand reaches out, as though punctuating a story he’s telling.
City of Knoxville Park
Telephone: 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
Park Size: within Morningside Park
Paved Trail: loop
Connection: Morningside Greenway
Hours: dawn till dusk
Entrance: 1600 Dandridge Avenue
Directions: Take I-40 East to the James White Parkway exit 388A. Merge onto the Downtown Loop and take the Summit Hill Drive exit and turn left onto E Summit Hill Drive which will become Dandridge Ave. Go 0.6 miles and turn right on Hazen Street and the park will be on the left. Alex Haley Heritage Square is connected to Morningside Park.
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