If you're traveling with a family along I-40, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the kids (or the dog) stretch their legs. To help, we've identified 10 of the best parks along Interstate 40 between Nashville and Asheville. Your road trips will never be the same!
From west to east, here's our list of the Top 10 Parks Along I-40 (Nashville to Asheville):
- Just east of Nashville International Airport, the parks surrounding Percy Priest Lake offer fishing, picnicking, trails, and more!
- In Lebanon, Dan Fox Community Park features a splashpad, accessible playground, picnic shelters, and a volleyball court.
- Parkview Park in Cookeville has picnic shelters and an accessible playground.
- Crossville's Centennial Park boasts an accessible playground, horseshoes, and sports fields.
- Kingston City Park offers BBQ grills, picnic shelters, restrooms, sports fields, and two playgrounds. Or head just down Highway 70 to Gravel Pit Park for fishing and boating.
- In Farragut, Mayor Bob Leonard Park lies south of the interstate on Watt Road. Featuring a playground, picnic shelters, and sports fields galore, it's a great spot to stretch your legs.
- West Hills Park in Knoxville lies just north of I-40, and offers picnic tables, walking paths, restrooms, a playground, tennis courts, and more.
- The Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, east of downtown Knoxville boasts a unique fully accessible playground, picnic tables, restrooms, and more.
- Newport CIty Park features picnic shelters, play equipment, a tennis court and sports fields aplenty.
- Buncombe County Sports Park in Asheville offers picnic shelters, restrooms, a playground, a disc golf course, and more!
Looking for something different? For more of the best parks, trails, playgrounds, fishing spots and more, check out Power Parks Search, or our Quick Guides to Nashville, Knoxville, or Asheville Parks!
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