Legacy Parks Foundation and the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm announced a unique partnership to develop a concept plan that will make the research park an even more attractive site for innovative businesses to locate as well as enhance the park for the entire public to enjoy. The concept plan will respond to the increasing demand for integrated live-work-play environments in which businesses can locate. The research park’s location in the bend of the Tennessee River provides an ideal setting to build out park features to make the site a key destination for innovative businesses and park users. One of the unique features of the UT Research Park is its unique archaeological zone, which includes nearly 85 acres that will be preserved to recognize the location of major Native American settlements dating as early as 12,000 years ago until about AD 1600. Additionally, a 2.2-mile section of [...]
The updated Get Out and Play! guides are now available. A complete directory of all parks, trails, and greenways in Knox County, including major regional parks - the guide is organized geographically with locations, maps, and descriptions of park amenities. It is a great resource to help people find places to play to increase their physical activity! Pick up a guide at these places: Visit Knoxville, Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center, Runners Market, REI, Gourmet's Cafe, Blackhorse Pub, Mast General Store, Three Rivers Market, Ijams Nature Center, SoKno Taco, Roundup Restaurant.
In partnership with Blackhorse Brewery, we are excited to announce the release of the new Legacy Parks Trail Ale! This hazy IPA is perfect for summer sippin'. Blackhorse and Eagle Distributing donate a portion of proceeds from each beer sold to Legacy Parks Foundation to help expand and protect our parks and trails. You can find the Trail Ale at Blackhorse Brewery, Aubrey's, Central Flats & Taps, Cool Beans, Casual Pint (Bearden, Northshore, Farragut), Food City stores, Kroger stores, Public House on High (Maryville), SoKno Taco, Total Wine & More, Trailhead Beer Market, West Hills Flats & Taps...and more! You can also stop by Total Wine & More on August 2nd, 10th and 17th for a free tasting!
We are excited to announce that National Geographic adventurer, David McLain, will be our featured speaker at the Legacy Luncheon for the Parks on September 27 at Johnson University along the beautiful French Broad River. The annual luncheon funds the work of Legacy Parks Foundation to conserve green space, create public places, and connect our community. David McLain - a National Geographic adventurer and a member of the Blue Zone exploration team, will join us as our guest speaker and share his stories of traveling the globe to uncover the secrets of a long and happy life. Documenting the Blue Zones – the five places in the world where you are most likely to live past 100 years – gives McLain unique insight into the secrets of longevity. McLain’s photographs have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, and National Geographic Adventure, as well as Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Skiing, [...]