Connecting people with nature

By working collaboratively, we are creating a community where people want to live, work and play.

Who We Are

Guided by our five areas of focus, we transform opportunities into unique outdoor projects.

How To Help

From volunteering to donating land, there are so many ways you can get involved.

What We Do

To date, we’ve raised more than $11 million for parks, open space and waterways – and added over 600 acres of parkland.

Donate To Our Mission

Donate today and you’ll be a part of conserving our lands, creating new places and making outdoor recreation accessible for all.

2023 Priorities

Angora Frog Farm

Angora Frog Farm

Created for little children with big imaginations, the Angora Frog Farm will be a whimsical story inspired park where you’ll learn, laugh, play and learn. The park will feature play structures that integrate into the storybook trail. Visitors will be prompted by storyboards to participate in an activity with Arvin the Frog as he makes his way through the park.

SoKno Art Trail Design

SoKno Art Trail

Creating the SoKno Art Trail – a 1.5 mile along the rail line in the heart of South Knoxville’s business district stretching from Chapman Highway to Island Home neighborhood. This cultural art trail will celebrate the art, history and natural beauty of our community. 

Veterans Memorial Park Flag Raising

French Broad Veterans Memorial Park

Creating the French Broad Veterans Memorial Park – a place for the community to gather, honor and celebrate our veterans.

Intergenerational Playground at Beverly Park

Intergenerational Playground at Beverly Park

Creating Knoxville’s first Intergenerational Playground – purposefully designed to create active interaction between multiple generations, especially children and seniors.


McBee Ferry Landing Opens

The ribbon was cut on McBee Ferry Landing - a key access point on the Holston River. Previously, a 22-mile stretch of the river lacked public access, making it inaccessible [...]

More Support for the Intergenerational Playspace

Hillcrest Healthcare has committed to sponsoring the soft-surface walking path around the Playspace in honor of Mark Walker for his 16 years of service to the Hillcrest Board of Directors. Siddiqi [...]

Trail Ale Supports Legacy Parks

Blackhorse Brewery and Eagle Distributing produced the limited-release Legacy Parks Trail Ale IPA, which became a favorite choice around Knoxville through the end of the year. A portion of the [...]

Our Partners

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