Bicyclists, runners and walkers enjoy the charm of this scenic tree-lined boulevard with its rolling hills and quaint older homes, some dating back to the 1920's. Sequoyah Hills is acclaimed for its breathtaking spring landscapes and is a featured tour during the Dogwood Arts Festival. Divided into three sections each with its own parking, Sequoyah Hills Park features 3 sport fields, a playground and exercise yard, and two blueway accesses to the Tennessee River. Just around the corner, there are 2 other parks to visit in the neighborhood — Talahi Park is to the west as you wind along the boulevard trail and Whitlow Logan Park is a couple of streets southwest.
Bicycling: The neighborhood is very bicycle-friendly, making the loop around Cherokee Boulevard a favorite with road cyclists. With the connection to the Third Creek Greenway just across Kingston Pike, cyclists have miles of connectivity. Usually children learning to ride will bicycle along the greenway's median strip.
Greenway and Trails: In addition to the Sequoyah Greenway that runs along the boulevard median, the park features wide open meadows with a natural trail that winds along the banks of the river.
Paddling: From the boat ramp, paddlers can float up the Tennessee River to Volunteer Landing for a 3.8 mile (one-way) trip and enjoy the downtown riverfront.
City of Knoxville Park
Telephone: 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311
Park Size: 87 acres
Paved Trail: 2.6 miles one-way
Nature Trail: riverfront
Third Creek Greenway
Hours: dawn till dusk
Entrance: 1400 Cherokee Blvd
Directions: Take 1-40 to the Alcoa Hwy, exit #386, and exit towards the airport. Take the Kingston Pike exit heading west. Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Cherokee Blvd. There are 3 sections to the park with 3 parking areas, all on the eastern side of Cherokee Blvd. The restrooms are located at the last parking area.