The 80 acre park is owned by Blount County and is one of Blount County’s
“best kept secret”.
Palisades Park is located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. The Appalachian Mountains stretch from Maine to north central Alabama. The great mountain range was raised up from seabed crustal upthrusts that occurred over 200 million years ago during the late Paleozoic Era. Evidence of Palisades Park’s seabed origins is clear in the sandstone and limestone rock formations with embedded marine fossils. These rock formations are the base upon which lays the thin mantle of soil covering Palisades Park.