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.


Gift Match for Angora Frog Farm!

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, your donation up to $5,000 to the Angora Frog Farm will be matched through September 1st! Donate today to help us [...]

Intergenerational Playspace update

Progress on the Intergenerational Playspace is moving along thanks to the Knox County crews that have worked hard to grade the site and begin installation. The next phase of the [...]

Sponsors are hopping on board!

We are creating the fun and whimsical Angora Frog Farm park in Powell and sponsorships are selling quickly. Each play feature will tie into the whimsical story of Arvin the [...]

Our Partners

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