The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department will host its first-ever Lawn Games Festival this Sunday, May 22 at Carl Cowan Park, 10058 S. Northshore Drive.

The event, which is free and open to the public, kicks off at 3 p.m. and wraps up at 6 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy games such as ladder ball, spike ball and cornhole – just to name a few. The department also will have a blowup mini sports arena that includes soccer and basketball goals for the smaller children to enjoy. Additionally, media sponsor B97.5 will broadcast live from the park and set up a tent with their bee mascot.

Food trucks from CJ’s Tacos and Gelato Brothers also will be on hand.

Carl Cowan Park features a paved loop trail, sports fields, a playground and a splash pad. It also has a beautiful trail for viewing songbirds and waterfowl and connects to nearby Admiral Farragut Park.

“Our recreation department has worked hard to really emphasize fun and community connectivity,” Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs said. “This is just another great event our team has put together for the public.”

Last year, the county held its first-ever Fall Festival and a Trunk-or-Treat event at John Tarleton Park.