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Urban Wilderness Origins

In this inaugural episode, host John Becker brings on Carol Evans to talk about the genesis of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness – a recreational, cultural, and historic preservation initiative launched by […]

A Play Forest for Middle Schoolers

A Play Forest for Middle Schoolers 11.15.17 4:07 Legacy Parks Foundation just opened the new Baker Creek Play Forest, creating the first play space in our region designed specifically to […]

New Urban Wilderness Maps!

Legacy Parks recently released 20,000 brand new Urban Wilderness pocket trail maps which include two new trails and updated information. Inside the map, you’ll find insight into the 50 plus […]

Working together to connect Knoxville to the Smokies

Legacy Parks is working with a consortium of local and regional government and non-profit agencies to advance the Maryville-to-Townsend Greenway Expansion in Blount County, Tenn. Currently playing a coordination role, […]

County Budget Supports BMX and River Access

After great news of the City funding Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Legacy Parks was once again elated that Mayor Burchett’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal for Knox County included support for […]

Expanding Parks & Trails

Imerys Marble Property Legacy Parks negotiated the donation of 104 acres of abandoned quarry land that became an addition to Ijams Nature Center and the key trailhead for the South […]

Establishing Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, a recreational, cultural, and historic preservation initiative championed by Legacy Parks Foundation, incorporates 1,000 forested acres along downtown’s south waterfront. It creates an exceptional recreation and historic […]

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