PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Parks & Reservations
Pavilions can be reserved at the Athens Regional
Park, Heritage Park, Knox Park and Cook Park. The fee is
$10.00 the first hour and $5.00 each additional hour. Reservations
can be made at the Recreation Office or by phone with a
Visa or MasterCard.
Located on Decatur Pike this 160 acre park offers five lighted
softball fields, four soccer fields, concession building
with restrooms, large picnic pavilion with seating for around
200 people with restrooms and a catering kitchen, two duck
ponds, the Southeast Tennessee Trade and Conference Center
and a three mile nature trail for walking, mountain biking
and in-line skating.
Located on Old Englewood Road this park offers a picnic
shelter with seating for approximately 60 people with restrooms,
large playground area, two tennis courts, full size basketball
court, outdoor volleyball, and a softball field (Gilbert
Field) with concessions.
Located on Slack Road this park offers a large picnic shelter
with seating for approximately 50 people with restrooms,
a small picnic shelter that seats 30 people, a little league
lighted baseball field with concessions and a duck pond
with sitting area.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Formally known as Sunset Park, located on Sunset Drive,
this park offers sitting areas, picnic areas and a .5-mile
walking trail. The park was dedicated in September 2000
to honor area veterans. Located in the park are monuments
to area serviceman. On June 8, 2002 the park was dedicated
with the new plaza area that consists of bricks that were
purchased in honor of veterans, monuments representing the
five branches of service and a plaque in honor of Charles
Located on Cook Drive it has a picnic shelter with restrooms,
playground and a basketball court.
INGLESIDE RECREATION COMPLEX
Located on Forrest Avenue this complex has eight lighted
tennis courts with concessions and also has a pool with
a slide, restrooms, showers and concessions.
Located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Jackson Street,
this small park offers a sitting area.
Located on North Jackson Street, this is a small park with
a sitting area.
Located on Tellico Avenue this field has one lighted softball
field with restrooms and concessions.
Westside School - Westside Drive
North City School - Palos Street
Ingleside School - Guille Street
City Park School - Keith Lane
Athens Junior High - Keith Lane
Each school offers playgrounds, gyms, soccer
fields, walking areas, basketball courts, baseball/softball
fields and tennis courts.