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• Capt. James Rowan Gymnasium
• Ruth Benn Community Room
• indoor basketball
• locker rooms with showers
• billiards room
• game room
• full-size kitchen with portable counter
• weight room
• acessible parking and restrooms
• study room with library and computers
• adjacent to Claude Walker Ballfields

Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center
3124 Wilson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone: 865-971-4746

East Knoxville

Basketball at Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center
Open basketball is available in all City recreation centers.

Directions: From I-40, Take the CHERRY ST exit- EXIT 390. Turn RIGHT onto N CHERRY ST. Turn LEFT onto E MAGNOLIA AVE/US-11/US-70/TN-1. Turn RIGHT onto N CASTLE ST. Turn LEFT onto WILSON AVE. End at 3124 Wilson Ave Knoxville, TN 37914-4653, US.

Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, formerly the Eastside YMCA, was renovated and reopened by the City of Knoxville in 2005. The center features a large gymnasium, fitness room, a community room and kitchen.

The facility also has a study room with a free library and computers available for student use.

Ruth Benn Community Room Captain James Rowan Gymnasium
Ruth Benn Community Room Captain James Rowan Gymnasium
Traci Faller, Center Leader Darrow Davenport, Center Leader

The following are prohibited in city recreation centers:

1) Possession of firearms and weapons
2) Possession of drugs, alcohol, or any elicit substance
3) Smoking or use of tobacco products
4) Gambling
5) Use of profanity
6) Fighting
7) Dunking or hanging on rims of basketball goals
8) Pets
9) Only indoor court shoes allowed (ex: tennis shoes or non-marking soles)

Violation of these rules or any other rules set by individual centers may result in suspension from this center and others. Suspension terms will be set by each center.

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