Legacy Parks Foundation was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Barge Design Solutions Community Fund to help fund the development of the Natural Playspace at Sharp's Ridge. The Playspace will provide an innovative, safe environment that encourages physical activity with a variety of fun and challenging features in a natural setting. The Playspace will be one of the beneficial elements included in the overall design for the 42-acres of forested land was donated to Legacy Parks by the Dick Broadcasting family in 2017. The property connects to the existing Sharp’s Ridge city park.
Legacy Parks Foundation announced a collaborative project encompassing Oak Ridge, Roane County and Anderson County that will create a Natural Assets Plan for Oak Ridge and the surrounding areas by exploring both recreational opportunities and enhancement of the area’s natural assets. “Legacy Parks is excited to coordinate and facilitate this project that will ultimately result in the creation of a fully-integrated Natural Assets Plan for the Oak Ridge community and beyond and will complement the efforts of the recent Oak Ridge Blueprint Plan,” said Carol Evans, executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation. Evans explains the guiding principles of the Natural Assets Plan will be to improve access to and enhance the land and water resources that already exist in the area, and pave the way for those natural assets to be identified as core community values and ultimately as economic drivers for the region. “Once completed, the Natural Assets Plan [...]
Legacy Parks Foundation cut the ribbon on three new support stations today – providing water stations and one bike tune-up station for trail users at strategic locations within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Legacy Parks was awarded a $10,000 grant from REI, which funded the purchase and installation of the support stations located at Anderson School, View Park Drive, and Island Home Park. The addition of these support stations is a great asset to hikers, cyclists, trail runners, pets, nature observers, residents and visitors of all ages. These basic amenities help create a safer and more inviting experience for users and, in turn, will encourage increased and extended use of the trails. “With the increasing number of first-time users - those often unfamiliar with the preparation needed for a good trail experience – these water and repair stations will help ensure a good first experience and return visit,” said Carol Evans, executive [...]
The Bijou Theatre presents the two day Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour March 25-26 at 7 pm. The international film tour presents the very best mountain films highlighting travels to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports. The two-hour event presents a collection of award winning and audience favorites from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. These are the inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the most recent festival. A portion of proceeds from this event support Legacy Parks. Tickets are available online.