Find out where to get outside during this time. See the online “GET OUT & PLAY” Guide here Conserve. Create. Connect. Legacy Parks Foundation works to ensure that our community enjoys
exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces,
and that those assets exist for generations to come.
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We work to preserve our area’s extraordinary natural resources and to expand parks, create trails, and increase access to our rivers to assure that our region enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities for generations to come

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Oak Ridge Natural Assets Guidebook 2020

Landowner Enhancement Guide

Discover new parks and trails at OutdoorKnoxville.com – your online guide to explore Knoxville’s incredible natural and recreation assets. Led by Legacy Parks Foundation, the effort aims to increase our outdoor amenities, create better access to recreational areas, and promote greater participation in outdoor activities.

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Sharp’s Ridge

July 14, 2020 – The playground is being installed! Thanks to a grant from Trinity Health Foundation, the playground will provide this underserved community with a place to play very soon!

June 24, 2020 – We are moving dirt on the Sharp’s Ridge project! The 42-acres on the north side of the ridge was donated to Legacy Parks by the Dick family in 2017.

Construction began mid-June and started by carving out the all-access, adaptive trail at the top of the ridge and working on the downhill to the base. The new 4-mile trail system will connect into the existing city trails around the base and will offer an all-access, adaptive trail that will allow users with disabilities to experience the joy of playing in the woods! The project will also feature a natural Playspace and bike skills area on the north side of the ridge which will provide an underserved community with access to a playground.

Expected completion – September 2020

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