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Legacy Parks Prepares to Give River Bluff to City

Legacy Parks will soon convey the 70-acre River Bluff property on the southern ridge overlooking the Tennessee River with an excellent view of downtown to the City of Knoxville for a new public park. Legacy Parks Foundation acquired the land in 2009 after raising $1.5 million to protect the ridge from development.

The new park, on the site of the Battle of Armstrong’s Hill during the Civil War, will become part of the planned Battlefield Loop of the Urban Wilderness that includes Fort Higley, Fort Dickerson, and Fort Stanley.

“The views from the ridge are really amazing,” said Carol Evans, Executive Director of Legacy Parks. “To the west you can see as far as Sequoyah Hills, and to the east, the downtown skyline and even House Mountain in the distance.”

The land will be given to the city by the end of this year. Plans for more trails, connections to the other parks and eventually to the south waterfront development are in the future.

Please note: The property is not yet open to the public.

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