The Trinity Foundation has awarded Legacy Parks a Phase I grant for $15,000 to develop a proposal for a unique play area in north Knoxville. The Phase I grant funding allows Legacy Parks to do the research and concept design to apply for the Phase II $150,000 Trinity Foundation grant.

“Access to safe parks, greenways, and sidewalks,” is a health priority identified by the 2015 Together Healthy Knox initiative. To that end, Legacy Parks Foundation plans to build Sharp’s Ridge Playspace in north Knoxville on the 42-acres of land donated to Legacy Parks.

Similar to the successful Baker Creek Play Forest, the Playspace will offer access to fun and challenging amenities to increase physical activity for citizens of the neighborhood and the entire community. The Playspace, located in the woods near Christenberry Heights Housing development, will introduce a new audience to nature while encouraging physical activity to develop healthy habits.

Collaborating with the Knox County Health Department, Great Schools Partnership, City of Knoxville, and other outdoor activity organizations, Legacy Parks will demonstrate the proven correlation between accessible recreation amenities and improved health by increased activity levels.