Carl Cowan Park to get new splashpad

Abbey HarrisOur Town Outdoors, West Knox County

Knox County Parks & Recreation will begin demolition and construction of a new Carl Cowan Park splashpad on Monday, Oct. 3.

Carl Cowan’s splashpad is the county’s oldest and has served as a backdrop for the community to gather and play since its instillation more than 15 years ago.

Fuel Tank Maintenance Company, FTM Contracting, will construct a new woodland forest themed splashpad and it’s expected to be up and running prior to the 2023 season.

“Our team is working hard to build park facilities that create lasting and memorable experiences that highlight the best of what these parks and their neighborhoods have to offer,” said Parks & Recreation Senior Director Joe Mack.

Although the splashpad area will be temporarily closed during construction, Carl Cowan Park offers a host of other noteworthy amenities including multi-use sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, fishing areas and paved and natural surface trails that will still be accessible for public use.

Carl Cowan Park is located at 10058 South Northshore Drive.

For more information, visit or follow the department on social media.

Abbey Harris is deputy director of communications for Knox County.

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