Friends of Lakeshore Park is a circle of donors who are committed to the maintenance and improvement of this extraordinary urban park along the Tennessee River. Friends contribute unrestricted gifts to funds providing a crucial runway of support as we work toward securing Lakeshore Park as a vibrant and active green space for generations to come.

“In 2012, Lakeshore Park was one of the very first places visited by our family as we considered a move to Knoxville. We were immediately entranced by its beauty. It showcased the best East Tennessee has to offer and since then it has been a peaceful and restorative place for me personally. Over the years, the quiet transformation of the park has only enhanced its value to our community – a healthy gathering place for all, young and old; an economic development attraction and an environment that offers a beautiful backdrop for a quiet picnic, a high energy soccer game or a lively large event. It is a truly a community treasure worthy of our affection and investment.”

Kathy Boyd

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

The University of Tennessee Medical Center & The UT Graduate School of Medicine