The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open two outdoor public pools to beat the heat this Memorial Day weekend. Both the Ed Cothren Pool at 1737 Reynolds St. and Inskip Pool at 4204 Bruhin Road will welcome visitors starting 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24.


Admission for the pools is $3 per person per visit at Inskip Pool and $2 per person per visit at Ed Cothren Pool.


Pool hours through the summer are: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.

Ed Cothren Pool is a 275,000-gallon pool with one diving board and an accessible ramp. The surrounding Malcolm Martin Park area features a baseball field, basketball court, concession stands, two playgrounds, three shelters and the 0.3-mile Malcolm Martin Greenway loop.


Inskip Pool is a 285,000-gallon pool with two low dives and a high dive. The Inskip park area also features a sand volleyball court, concession stands, a playground, three picnic shelters, and a recently finished nine-hole youth disc golf course.


Knoxville Parks and Recreation also offers Learn-to-Swim classes at its two outdoor pools during the summer season. Cost per session is $45 for the initial child and $25 for any additional children participating. The first session (eight 45-minute lessons) will be held June 2-June 12.


For more information on the City’s outdoor pools and swim lessons, please visit or call Inskip Pool at 865.687.9919 and Ed Cothren Pool at 865.544.7840.