Nestled in the middle of Knoxville is a secluded little gem known as Ivan Racheff Park and Gardens. It's absolutely gorgeous. The kids will love the fruit trees, statues, fountains, and the bridge. There is a children's garden which is really cute. If your kids enjoy nature, you can't get much better than this peaceful little spot. It's a great place to learn about plants and trees, and to enjoy a little picnic. Closed during winter months. The place is run by volunteers so sometimes the hours are a little off and you may want to call ahead. Enjoy.