House Mountain to reopen April 24
House Mountain will reopen on Friday, April 24, and remain open from 7 a.m. until sunset.
We urge the public to help us keep our Parks open by doing their part to stay apart, by maintaining proper social distancing and personal hygiene
Please note, the restrooms are still closed.
Until Further Notice Knox County Parks for Passive Use Only, House Mountain Closed
Knoxville, Tennessee — In response to Gov. Bill Lee’s mandatory “Stay at Home” order (Executive Order 23), Knox County Parks and Recreation Department announced today (April 3, 2020) that county parks will be open for passive use only until further notice.
Skate parks, beach volleyball, basketball courts and ballfields will be closed. House Mountain, which the County manages and leases from the State, will also be closed. Use of all park restrooms and playgrounds was closed previously.
Greenways, dog parks and tennis courts will remain open. The county’s golf courses—where limitations had already been placed on shared equipment and carts—will also remain open though all flag sticks and rakes will be removed.
Knox County statement on local sports and the coronavirus
After again meeting with Knox County public health officials and along with much consideration, Knox County Parks and Recreation has decided to postpone all sporting activities through April 30, putting us in sync with Knox County Schools.
This includes, but is not limited to: youth and adult sports; any organized sporting activity on all Knox County property; and all third-party tournaments.
We value the safety of our athletes, their families and our community. Knox County Parks and Recreation will continue monitoring the ever-changing situation and update you as quickly as possible.
Additionally, we encourage those in high risk groups to avoid crowds. For more information, please visit the Knox County Health Department’s website about coronavirus at https://knoxcounty.org/health/coronavirus/