The Outdoor Knoxville initiative is championed by Legacy Parks Foundation as a major step towards putting Knoxville on the map as a premier outdoor recreation community. Launched in 2012, the three-pronged project capitalizes on the exceptional outdoor recreational assets found in and around Knoxville. It includes a new Adventure Center, a website and a three-day festival showcasing Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.
The most visible presence for Outdoor Knoxville is the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, housed in the City-owned Gateway Pavilion Building at Volunteer Landing. The Adventure Center serves as the recreational hub for not only Knoxville but also the entire region. It is centrally located with easy connections to downtown Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, I-40, and all the trails and greenways on both sides of the river.
The second element of the Outdoor Knoxville initiative is OutdoorKnoxville.com, a robust, comprehensive website for all outdoor recreational activities, venues, and events in our region. OutdoorKnoxville.com showcases the abundance of parks, trails, greenways, activities, and amenities that we enjoy in Knoxville. The year-round activity calendar makes it easy for everyone to Get Out & Play.
Outdoor KnoxFest is the third key element in the initiative. Outdoor KnoxFest is a three-day outdoor festival showcasing Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness and promoting a variety of outdoor recreational venues encouraging people of all levels to Get Out & Play. The festival is a signature event of the Dogwood Arts Festival, a nationally renowned, month long celebration of the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. Outdoor KnoxFest benefits Legacy Parks Foundation and will be held on Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center.
Legacy Parks Foundation maintains their offices in the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. The Center provides maps, flyers and other outdoor resources to help everyone get out and play. Centrally located with easy access to the greenway and the Tennessee River, the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center makes outdoor recreation more accessible to everyone.
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900 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915