Knox County Tennessee

Programs in the Parks

Knox County has seen a growing demand for the use of parks and greenways by a variety of commercial and non-profit entities, including health/fitness providers, dog trainers, yoga instructors, and other outdoor professional service providers. In order to effectively manage the commercial and non-profit use of parks, greenways and corridors, the Knox County Parks and Recreation Department has established a "Programs in the Parks" policy and procedure. This policy applies to events, sessions, etc. that involve any exchange of money.


  1. To encourage recreation and leisure opportunities in Knox County Parks, Greenways and Corridor Spaces.
  2. To increase communication of the Programs in the Parks opportunities with Knox County Citizens.
  3. To promote successful partnerships between the department and local program providers.
  4. To continue to increase and encourage outdoor recreation participation and improve overall health and wellness for ALL ages!
  5. To implement a process that ensures the safety of patrons through educating providers on importance of certifications, liability insurance and program participation waivers.


Are you interested in facilitating a program in a local county park? Please contact us at for more information or read and complete the following documents:

If you are interested in facilitating a program at one of our Knox County parks, trails, or greenways, please email the Recreation Coordinator at

Registered Programs in the Park Partners

  • FIT4Mom – For more information, click here
  • Knox County Radio Control – For more information, click here
  • Knoxville Kayak Clinic – For more information, click here
  • Soccer Shots – For more information, click here