About OutdoorKnoxville.com

OutdoorKnoxville.com is your online guide for all things outdoors brought to you by Legacy Parks Foundation.

Legacy Parks works to create great places to get out and play – parks, trails, greenways, waterways – and to help conserve our natural resources for generations to come.

To date, Legacy Parks has raised over six million dollars for parks and added over 600 acres of parkland in Knox County alone.

You can help create more great trails and parks by becoming a Friend of Legacy Parks today!

Legacy Parks Projects

Collier Preserve – A 12-acre natural area in the heart of Powell is being transformed into a community park along scenic Beaver Creek and adjacent to the Powell Library, offering the opportunity to observe wildlife in a stunning natural setting.

Sharp’s Ridge Trails – A 42-acre parcel donated to Legacy Parks by the Dick family will serve as an expansion to Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park and will include the region’s first all-access downhill mountain biking trail, a children’s adventure playground, and a new connection to the neighborhoods on the north side of the ridge.

South Knoxville Rail-with-Trail – Legacy Parks is creating a three-mile, virtually flat rail-with-trail alongside the G & O Railway from the edge of Chapman Highway to Ijams Meads Quarry. The rail-with-trail will provide an exceptional recreational and commuter connection for south Knoxville businesses, neighborhoods and destinations.

Head of the Tennessee Initiative – Legacy Parks is collaborating with TVA, TWRA, Tennessee State Parks, and local communities to help promote the health of and access to our waterways by obtaining land and easements to establish new launch areas, preserve shorelines and conserve farmland and open space.

For a full list of Legacy Park’s projects and initiatives, please visit our site here!

About OutdoorKnoxville.com

OutdoorKnoxville.com is your online guide for all things outdoors brought to you by Legacy Parks Foundation.

Legacy Parks works to create great places to get out and play – parks, trails, greenways, waterways – and to help conserve our natural resources for generations to come.

To date, Legacy Parks has raised over six million dollars for parks and added over 600 acres of parkland in Knox County alone.

You can help create more great trails and parks by becoming a Friend of Legacy Parks today!

Legacy Parks Projects

Collier Preserve – A 12-acre natural area in the heart of Powell is being transformed into a community park along scenic Beaver Creek and adjacent to the Powell Library, offering the opportunity to observe wildlife in a stunning natural setting.

Sharp’s Ridge Trails – A 42-acre parcel donated to Legacy Parks by the Dick family will serve as an expansion to Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park and will include the region’s first all-access downhill mountain biking trail, a children’s adventure playground, and a new connection to the neighborhoods on the north side of the ridge.

South Knoxville Rail-with-Trail – Legacy Parks is creating a three-mile, virtually flat rail-with-trail alongside the G & O Railway from the edge of Chapman Highway to Ijams Meads Quarry. The rail-with-trail will provide an exceptional recreational and commuter connection for south Knoxville businesses, neighborhoods and destinations.

Head of the Tennessee Initiative – Legacy Parks is collaborating with TVA, TWRA, Tennessee State Parks, and local communities to help promote the health of and access to our waterways by obtaining land and easements to establish new launch areas, preserve shorelines and conserve farmland and open space.

For a full list of Legacy Park’s projects and initiatives, please visit our site here!

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Bicycling

Bicycling

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Birding

Birding

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf

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Fishing

Fishing

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Hiking

Hiking

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Paddling

Paddling

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

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Running / Walking

Running / Walking

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Skateboarding

Skateboarding

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Calendar of Events

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3 events,

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Pilot CrossKnox 15k

2 events,

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OHB Run Club

6 events,

6 events,

11 events,

0 events,

5 events,

1 event,

2 events,

- Recurring

OHB Run Club

8 events,

4 events,

10 events,

0 events,

12 events,

3 events,

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Townsend 15K/10K Challenge

2 events,

- Recurring

OHB Run Club

11 events,

4 events,

14 events,

2 events,

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Night Skies over the Obed

17 events,

8 events,

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Birding with Vols

2 events,

- Recurring

OHB Run Club

8 events,

6 events,

14 events,

3 events,

Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program (SANCP) – Naturalist Skills – Sept 24-26

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Ijams Field Day: BioBlitz

24 events,

8 events,

4 events,

- Recurring

OHB Run Club

8 events,

4 events,

12 events,

1 event,

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Ijams Night Hike

14 events,

Hill of Truth Festival

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Foothills Fondo