Legacy Parks was thrilled to successfully apply for a $5 million BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Place grant for improvements to Morningside Park. Working on behalf of the City of Knoxville, Legacy Parks applied for the grant for improvements including accessible trails, fitness stations and playgrounds, a multi-use field and covered pavilions. The 36-acre park, located adjacent to downtown, is surrounded by university and multi-family apartments, as well as a high-rise community for seniors, including those with disabilities. Two elementary schools are also within walking distance. The park serves diverse groups of residents and these improvements will allow users of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of the park. Special thanks to Ross/Fowler PC for donating services to create the incredible concept plan.
Legacy Parks Foundation announced the launch of a $1.5 million fundraising campaign to create a new Veterans Memorial Park along the French Broad River. The park will be created on a parcel of land located off John Sevier Highway that overlooks the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery and the beautiful French Broad River. The property was donated to Legacy Parks by Blue Water Industries. […]
Legacy Parks was recently awarded a City of Knoxville Challenge Grant for the creation and installation of interpretive signage at Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. The signage will be located along the Will Skelton Greenway and will provide visitors with the history of the land and its unique location at the Head of the Tennessee River, as well as better understanding of the habitat restoration and wildlife management practices by TWRA that occur in the Wildlife Management Area.
At the grand opening of the Powell High Landing, Randy Burleson of Aubrey's Restaurants presented a check for $10,000 to help fund another boat dock on Beaver Creek! This contribution advances the Beaver Creek Water Trail initiative to protect and provide access to the creek by creating trails, boat launches, adding parks and conserving land along Beaver Creek. Once completed, the Knox County Water Trail will span 44 miles from Clayton Park in Halls through Powell, Karns, and Solway to Melton Hill Lake.