Kids Playgrounds in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness


Ijams Nature Center

Jo’s Grove

Jo’s Grove at Ijams Nature Center is playscape designed just for children to imagine, explore, and find whimsy and merriment; a special place for children to touch the earth, and in turn be transformed by it.

Baker Creek Preserve

Youngsters can head to Baker Creek Preserve for a day filled with pint-sized adventures.

Adventure Play area

The Adventure Play Area includes natural and interactive features that accommodate kids of all ages. Among these fun features are a giant hanging bamboo chime for kids to run through and make music, log rounds for balancing, a miniature climbing wall, slides, and a climbing play net. Beautiful landscaping and natural seating areas made of logs and stone make a great place for parents to watch kids and for families to enjoy together.

Mini Bicycle Pump Track and Kids Loop Trail

The mini bicycle pump track introduces kids – and their families – to the sport of mountain biking. The Little Devil Loop Trail makes give kids their own trail to hike and bike.

Play Forest

The Baker Creek Play Forest across the street from Baker Creek Preserve is a unique play area designed for middle school-aged adventurers. Set within a canopy of hardwoods, a system of trails and a funky play structures for climbing, sliding, swinging and socializing make it a fun and adventuresome challenge.