All Events must comply with all City and County guidelines on gatherings. Multiple families or individuals can get together for a gathering of up to 50 people, but each household should stay a minimum of 6 feet from the others. When physical distancing cannot be consistently maintained, cloth face coverings should be worn.
With its variety of beautiful settings – from green meadows to hilltops with mountain and river views to Marble Hall and Gardens – Lakeshore Park provides the perfect environment for your special event, and it’s just minutes from downtown Knoxville and easily accessible from McGhee-Tyson airport. Whether the occasion is a small corporate meeting or a large, lavish wedding, multiple outdoor options are available to you within our 185-acre park.
A 3,000 square foot covered, semi-enclosed pavilion with front and side terraces, restrooms, and a stage. The main hall is approximately 1,800 square feet, which opens onto front and side terraces. There are landscaped planting beds and a landscaped parking lot adjacent to the hall. Canvas side panels can be lowered during rain events or cold temperatures. (Additional Fee for Use of Panels)
A 26 x 34 open pavilion on a 60 x 80 foot terrace. Pavilion has lighting as well as electrical outlets and access to water.
- Monday – Thursday Hourly Rate: $75
- Friday- Sunday Hourly Rate: $150
Adjacent to the upper baseball fields. The pavilion has restrooms and ten large picnic tables.
Not available during fall and spring baseball seasons.
- Hourly Rate: $100
A covered picnic area behind the baseball fields near the river with four large tables. There are several other uncovered outdoor picnic tables dotting the adjacent hillside
- Hourly Rate: $50
MAIN EVENTS LAWN
The main events lawn is a two acre bermuda field offering a beautiful landscape for a tented or simple lawn event. Daily rentals only.
The upper and lower baseball fields may be reserved for events which will not damage the turf or interfere with scheduled games or practices. Requests for rentals should be made with Knox Youth Sports. 865-584-6403
Open green spaces include the Hilltop Meadow adjacent to the Parks & Rec Administration Building, Waterside Meadow in the southwestern corner of the Park, East Terrace and West Terrace in the central section of the Park on either side of the Main Lawn, and River Terrace, a large flat meadow on the riverfront.
Due to high public demand, the walking trail and the Hank Rappé Playground will remain open to the public at all times during regular park hours. The soccer fields cannot be utilized for events because of ongoing turf maintenance. The TVA and Hecht Pavilions are not available for private rental during the active spring and fall sports seasons. Please call 865-215-1722 to confirm availability.
All fees from special events use support the maintenance and care of Lakeshore Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Reserve your spot today!
To schedule an event at the park and reserve your venue, complete and submit the reservation request form.