Walking Track: 1/8 mile, paved and lighted
Picnic Tables: 4
Additional Features: Scout Hut and Memorial Plaza
Park Name and Amenities:
Named in honor of Atoka-native and World War I Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Joseph B. Adkison, Atoka's Adkison Park is located in the heart of the community along state route 206 and offers a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of life in the Mid-South.
At just over an acre, Adkison Park is the smallest park in the current park system. Adkison Park features a 1/8 mile asphalt walking track, a small playground feature, benches and picnic tables. the Bobby McDill Scout Hut is the home base of Boy Scout Troop 60 that is located within the park.
Notable Places at Adkison Park:
In honor of the Atoka Centennial Celebration in 2011, a memorial brick plaza was added to Adkison Park. The plaza, surrounding the central flagpole and featuring more than 120 bricks dedicated to Atokans past and present, offers a place a quiet reflection surrounding the park memorial.
The central feature, however, of Adkison Park is a monument and plaza area dedicated to Sgt. Adkison. The monument, rededicated by the Town in 2013, recognizes Adkison's heroics in September, 1918 near Bellicourt, France. The inscription on the plaque, quoting the medal citation, reads:
"When murderous machine gun fire at a range of 50 yards had made it impossible for his platoon to advance, and had caused the platoon to take over Sergeant. Adkison alone, with the greatest intrepidity, rushed across the 50 yards of open ground directly into the face of the hostile machine gun kicked the gun from the parapet into the enemy trench, and at the point of the bayonet captured the 3 men manning the gun. The gallantry and quick decision of this soldier enabled the platoon to resume its advance."
Annual Events at Adkison Park
Veteran's Day Ceremony
Christmas Tree Lighting
On June 25, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam announced that Atoka had received a $400,000 Transportation Alternatives grant to fund Phase I of the Atoka Greenway Trail project. The plan, to be funded and constructed in stages, aims to provide a multi-use connector between the Town's two parks on Walker Parkway. Phase I of the project will begin at the Walker Park playground and run to a trail head behind the fire station at Walker Parkway and Elizabeth Drive.
With Atoka's growth in residential development and the lack of traditional sidewalks in the area, the project will serve as an off-street connector between the two parks. The road connection between the two parks is Walker Parkway – a road that has seen considerable growth in traffic in recent years. Providing an alternate means of accessing the parks from the surrounding residential areas will both enhance pedestrian/bicyclist safety and reduce the vehicular traffic on Walker Parkway.
As our community developed, the Town retained the property off Walker Parkway that will be used to build the connector – allowing the entire project budget to go into actually designing and building the project and not into acquiring land or right-of-way.
This project is important to Atoka. In addition to the benefits of connecting two of the Town's parks, this project would be funded primarily with State and Federal dollars – providing an outstanding return on the Town's investment in the project. Under the 80/20 funding formula of the TEP program, the Town would be funding only twenty cents of every project dollar. This grant funding will allow the Town to complete a project that, on its own, would be all but impossible financially.
For additional information, contact Atoka Parks & Recreation at (901) 837-5300.
Park at a Glance
Restrooms : Yes
Walking Track: Nature Trail
Playground : Yes (Awesome)
Pavilions : 1, 3 shade structures
Picnic Tables : 11
Grills : No
Additional Features : 18 hole disc golf course, 4-diamond softball complex with concession stand
Park Name and Amenities :
Named in honor of long-time Atoka resident, Alderman and dedicated park supporter Nancy Lane, Atoka's Nancy Lane Park is a center of activity throughout the year. The park offers several different recreational activities and hosts special events throughout the year.
At nearly 42 acres, Nancy Lane Park offers a host of recreational offerings in a fantastic setting just minutes from Atoka's commercial and residential districts. Nancy Lane Park features a wooded nature trail, a challenging 18-hole disc golf course, pond access and a 4-diamond softball complex. Nancy Lane Park is home to the Atoka Dixie Youth Softball program - the largest DYSB program in Tennessee - and served as host for the 2014 Dixie Youth Softball World Series.
A new playground opened at Nancy Lane Park in the spring of 2014. Funded in part with a grant from the State of Tennessee, the playground at NLP is the largest playground in the Atoka park system - featuring a raft swing, several slides and climbing structures, a misting station and Tipton County's only climbing matrix. The playground, fenced in for security, has a rubberized foam surface to minimize the risk of serious injury from falls on the playground. A video of the playground grand opening is available in the Atoka Event Videos section of this website.
Notable Places at Nancy Lane Park:
Caboose - The caboose at Nancy Lane Park pays homage to the railroading history of Atoka. Situated at the main entrance to the park, it is a favorite backdrop for family photos throughout the year.
Disc Golf - Designed by disc golfers, for disc golfers, the disc golf course at NLP offers a challenging course that criss-crosses its way through wooded areas, across open fields and to the edge of the pond at the south end of the park. The signature hole on the course, # 7, features a basket that golfers won't want to overshoot - or they may end up in the water. The course, opened in 2013, continues to be refined and improved as additional play further defines the course layout.
Softball Complex - The hub of Nancy Lane Park is Atoka's 4 diamond softball complex. Recent improvements, including the $350,000 lighting system upgrade, make the NLP softball complex one of the premier softball facilities in the area. Atoka's Dixie Youth Softball program has called NLP home for generations and the park has hosted district, state and World Series tournaments since 2012.
Annual Events at Nancy Lane Park:
Atoka Barbecue Festival - The Atoka BBQ Fest, an idea cooked up in 2012, was first held at NLP in 2013 with all the fanfare, great food, and mud you would expect from a springtime barbecue festival in the mid-South. Returning in 2014, the Atoka BBQ Fest has become the largest barbecue festival in Tipton County - attracting more than 60 teams in the Pro and Challenger Divisions. Photos from the Atoka BBQ Fest are available in the Atoka Event Photos section of this website.
Safe Night Out - An Atoka tradition, Safe Night Out at Nancy Lane Park offers kids of all ages a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Free candy, hot dogs, drinks and more are provided to hundreds of guests throughout the event and free hayrides provide a unique perspective on NLP after dark.
|Park at a Glance
|Restrooms: No||Walking Track: 1/3 mile, lighted||Playground : Yes|
|Pavilions: No||Picnic Tables : 6||Grills : No|
|Additional Features : Fishing Pond, Fountain|
Park Name and Amenities
Named by students at Atoka Elementary in 2012, Pioneer Park offers a community gathering space in the center of the Blaydes and Williamsburg Estates subdivisions.
At more than 6.5 acres, Pioneer Park is easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists in Atoka's residential core. Pioneer Park features a 1/3 mile lit asphalt walking track, a small playground feature, benches and picnic tables. A nearly 2 acre pond with fountain feature is the central focus of the park, with the walking trail ringing the pond.
Notable Places at Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park is the eastern end of the proposed Atoka Greenway Trail project - a 3/4 mile paved pedestrian and bicycle path connection the park to Walker Park on the western end of the trail. Once complete, the Greenway Trail will connect to walking tracks at both anchor parks, creating a 2.25 mile paved trail for users to enjoy.
Phase I of the Atoka Greenway Trail received a grant from the State of Tennessee in June of 2013. The first phase of the project will connect Walker Park to a trailhead at Elizabeth Drive by the Walker Parkway Fire Station.
Park at a Glance
|Restrooms : Yes||Walking Track: 1.15 miles||Playground : Yes|
|Pavilions : 4 Shade Structures||Picnic Tables : 8||Grills : No|
|Additional Features : Concession stand, splash pad, lighted athletic field, sand volleyball courts
Splash Pad Season : Memorial Day Weekend 5/29/2021- September 26th, 2021Splash Pad
Hours of Operation 5/29-7/31:
Sunday 1:00pm-7pm; Monday-Saturday 10:00am-7:00pmToddler Time (5 & under) Monday-Friday 10:00am-11:00am.
*School Hours* of Operation August 1st-September 30th: Sunday 1:00pm-7pm; Monday-Friday hours will be 4pm-7pm; Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm. To utilize the Splash Pad before 4pm, please contact the Parks office to schedule a timeframe 24 hours in advance.
Birthday Parties/Group Events must be scheduled. Call 837-5300 M-F from 8-5pm.
*Splash Pad will only be OPEN from 5:30pm-8:30pm on AUGUST 6TH due to Rock the Block!
|Birthday Parties: 1 Pavillion $40, 2 Pavillions $80. Both for a 2 hour rental.
Private Party: 7:00-9:00pm each evening for $150 up to 75ppl
Park Name and Amenities
The newest park in the Atoka park system was established in 2008 and is named in honor of long-time Atoka Mayor and dedicated community supporter Charles Walker. Walker Park is a hub of recreational activity throughout the year located in the heart of Atoka's residential community. With new amenities including an expanded restroom facility, splash pad, and volleyball courts added in 2013, Walker Park has become a great place for residents of all ages to relax, cool off, and enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.
At more than 60 acres, Walker Park is the largest park in Atoka and offers a host of recreational offerings in a fantastic setting within walking distance to much of Atoka's residential community. Walker Park features a paved walking trail, a super cool 5,000 square foot splash pad, a lighted athletic field for soccer and football, and the only sand volleyball courts in south Tipton County.
Walker Park Master Plan
Adopted in 2012, the Walker Park Master Plan is a long-range plan for growing and improving Walker Park. The Master Plan calls for additional parking, new multi-use athletic fields, community garden space, a 30,000 square foot dog park and expanded playground offerings. Click to review the Walker Park Master Plan.
Additionally, Walker Park is the western terminus of the planned Atoka Greenway Trail - a paved walking trail connecting Walker Park to Pioneer Park and creating a 2.25-mile loop of paved walking trails between the greenway at its two anchor parks.
Annual Events at Walker Park
Rock the Block is the Town's annual Independence Day celebration in the heart of residential Atoka. The event, born in 2013 as a grand opening celebration for improvements to the park, was so well received that it became an annual community celebration. In partnership with Gateway Baptist Church, Rock the Block offers family fun, free food and activities, live music and a fireworks display.