World’s Fair Park
Knoxville’s best city park is the 10-acre World’s Fair Park, which connects downtown with UT and brings new life to the site of the 1982 World’s Fair. The park consists of walking paths, fountains, a man-made lake, grassy spaces, and a statue of Russian musician and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose last public performance was at UT on February 17, 1943. The fountains are a popular attraction on hot summer days, when families come to romp in the water.
Fort Kid, a massive playground located across the street from the Knoxville Art Museum, adds to the family appeal.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition