Media Advisory: Announcement of a significant addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

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Media Advisory: Announcement of a significant addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness


WHAT:                 Announcement of a Significant Addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

Those scheduled to speak include Carol Evans, Executive Director, Legacy Parks Foundation, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis.  Several governmental officials will also be in attendance.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: 1510 Taylor Road, Knoxville, TN 37920

DIRECTIONS: Take James White Parkway to Sevierville Pike exit. Turn left onto Sevierville Pike. At first intersection (Lancaster/Taylor Roads) turn right (the Round Up will be on your right). The gravel entrance to the site will be several hundred yards on the left, immediately past the church.

About Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness:

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a 1,000-forested acres along Knoxville’s downtown waterfront that includes ten parks, more than forty miles of recreational trails, four civil war sites, incredible views and unparalleled natural features. Legacy Parks Foundation is championing this unique asset as a premier outdoor experience for visitors and residents alike by creating trails, connecting and expanding parks, creating an easily-navigated system of signs and kiosks, programming events and promoting opportunities for everyone to get out and play.

About Legacy Parks Foundation:

Legacy Parks Foundation is a Knoxville-based non-profit actively working to make East Tennessee a recreational destination of the Southeast. During the past five years, Legacy Parks Foundation has raised more than $3 million for parks, greenways and recreational venues, added more than 200 acres of parkland to Knox County and helped protect nearly 1,000 acres of farm and forestland in East Tennessee.

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