About the Neighborhood
The association is named for Edgewood Park, one of the City of Knoxville’s most attractive neighborhood parks with amenities including tennis courts, picnic gazebo, playground, shady park benches, and expansive lawn. Just uphill of the park is the North Knoxville Branch of the Knox County Public Library and the Larry Cox Recreation Center. First Creek flows nearby.
The neighborhood consists of moderately-priced houses and some apartments in a friendly, walkable community with many sidewalks and mature trees. A well-marked bicycle route avoiding busy highways connects the neighborhood to downtown, and other outbound bicycle routes are marked from there. Our neighborhood makes up most of Knoxville’s census tract 16.
The Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association represents folks who live in the area bounded by Broadway, Fairmont Boulevard, Whittle Springs Road, and Washington Pike. The people who live along Fairmont are not included since they’re represented by the Fairmont-Emoriland Neighborhood Association. Of course, even if you live outside of these boundaries, you’re still welcome to attend our meetings.
Neighborhood Association Meetings
The Association holds quarterly meetings from 6-7 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of January, April, July and October at the gazebo in Edgewood Park (2950 Acker St NE, Knoxville, TN 37917).
The neighborhood association has four elected officers. Elections are held during the October regular meeting. Here is the list of current officers and board members.
Meetings are free to attend, however each adult must pay between $5 – $50 at their discretion in order to become a voting member. These dues are per fiscal year, beginning October 1. The fiscal year for EPNA is October 1 through September 30.
The neighborhood association began in the autumn of 1992 as the Whittle Springs/Belle Morris Community Association. The organization was incorporated and operated several years under that name. After some time of inactivity, the organization was revitalized in 2006 with the election of new officers, and the name was changed to avoid confusion with another neighborhood bounded by Whittle Springs Road.