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Detailed Directions To Haley Heritage Square • Knoxville, Tennessee
To help all visitors arrive safely to Haley Heritage Square, please follow the directions below. Although admission to Morningside Park is free, please take note of the Park Rules & Regulations for the benefit of all park users such as: • No alcoholic beverages • No firearms • No open fires • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park • No motorized vehicles in park • No equestrian (horseback riding) activity.

Directions To Haley Heritage Square In Morningside Park
From Northeast of Knoxville (Harrisburg, Ronoke, Tri-Cities Area): I-81 South to I-40 West. Continue on I-40 West and take Exit 388A to the left (James White Parkway). Exit right onto ramp and make a left onto E. Summit Hill Drive. As E. Summit Hill Drive turns into Dandridge, go half a block and make a right down a little hill. Morningside Park will then be on the left.
From North of Knoxville (Lexington, La Follette): I-75 South to I-275 South. Continue on I-275 South to I-40 East. Take I-40 East to Exit 388A to the right (James White Parkway). Exit right onto ramp and make a left onto E. Summit Hill Drive. As E. Summit Hill Drive turns into Dandridge, go half a block and make a right down a little hill. Morningside Park will then be on the left.
From South of Knoxville (Chattanooga, Atlanta): I-75 North to I-40 East. Continue on I-40 East to Exit 388A to the right (James White Parkway). Exit right onto ramp and make a left onto E. Summit Hill Drive. As E. Summit Hill Drive turns into Dandridge, go half a block and make a right down a little hill. Morningside Park will then be on the left.
From East of Knoxville (Asheville, Greensboro, Chapel Hill): I-40 West to Exit 388A to the left (James White Parkway). Exit right onto ramp and make a left onto E. Summit Hill Drive. As E. Summit Hill Drive turns into Dandridge, go half a block and make a right down a little hill. Morningside Park will then be on the left.
From West of Knoxville (Memphis, Jackson, Nashville): I-40 East to Exit 388A to the right (James White Parkway). Exit right onto ramp and make a left onto E. Summit Hill Drive. As E. Summit Hill Drive turns into Dandridge, go half a block and make a right down a little hill. Morningside Park will then be on the left.
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Morningside Park Regulations
For the protection of the park and the safety of all park users, the following activities are prohibited:
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No firearms.
  • No open fires.
  • No hitting golf balls anywhere in the park.
  • No motorized vehicles allowed in park.
  • No equestrian (horseback riding) activity.
City Ordinance Regulations
  • All animals must be on a leash.
  • Please be respectful of other trail users.
  • Dispose all trash into proper receptacles.
  • Park is open from dawn to dusk.
Morningside Park Knoxville, Tennessee
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Alex Haley Heritage Square is a part of Morningside Park in east Knoxville. The park is renown across the United States for having the only 13 foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Haley is best known for his book Roots in which he traced his origins back to Africa. His book was made into an acclaimed television mini-series.
The statue is the focal point of the park. It was designed by sculptress Tina Allen and cast in bronze in New York City. The statue weighs 4,200 pounds and was dedicated in February 1998 during Black History Month. Other amenities in the park include a play structure, water fountain and green space. The play structure was designed and built as part of a 'volunteer community built' concept spearheaded by the Kimberly Clark Corporation. The playground was designed by children who live in the Morningside community and constructed on site by Knoxville residents in just a few days.
Haley Heritage Square AddressMorningside Park Information
1600 Dandridge Ave Knoxville, TN 37915
Parks Tourism Phone: (865) 215-4311
Parks Director: jwalsh@knoxvilletn.gov
Park Is Open From Dawn To Dusk
Morningside Park Consists of 23 Acres
Website: Alex Haley Heritage Square

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