Conserving Our Natural Resources, Creating Public Places, Connecting Communities

Legacy Parks Foundation is an East Tennessee nonprofit organization working to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that these assets exist for generations to come. We work collaboratively to preserve our area’s extraordinary natural resources and to expand parks, create trails, and increase access to our rivers. Since 2007, Legacy Parks has raised over $11 million for parks and open space, helped conserve 1,000 acres of forest and farmland, and added over 600 acres of parkland in Knox County.

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Board of Directors

Board of Advisors

John Becker

Pete Claussen

Steve Fritts

Missy Kane

Mark Mamantov

David Martin

Cecilia Petersen

Sharon Miller Pryse

Ken Rueter

Tommy Schumpert

Susan R. Williams


Carol Evans
Executive Director

Cameron Broome
Operations Director

Reid Hartsell
Project Coordinator

Sarah Rump
Marketing Director

Daniel Walker
Natural Shores Project Coordinator

Elle Colquitt Site Manager

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