Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Cal Johnson Park

507 Hall of Fame Drive | Knoxville, TN 37915
Knoxville, TN 37915
Region: East

With downtown as a backdrop, this unique downtown park provides tennis and basketball courts along with play and picnic areas. Its a great place to escape the summer heat under one of the old shade trees. The Cal Johnson Recreation Center is adjacent to the park. Cal Johnson, for those that enjoy tidbits from history, was a prominent East Knoxvillian from the early 20th century who became the city's first black millionaire. Johnson gave generously to his community. He donated a house, in honor of his wife, on the corner of Vine Avenue and Patton Street to be the first black YMCA in Knoxville. Johnson served on the City’s Board of Aldermen from 1883-1885.

City of Knoxville Park

Telephone: 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311

Park Size: 4 acres
Hours: dawn till dusk

Entrance: 507 Hall of Fame Drive
Directions: From I-40, take James White Parkway exit; take Summit Hill exit; turn left onto Summit Hill Drive; at light, turn right onto Hall of Fame Drive; park is on right about one fourth of a mile.

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