Knoxville, TN – More than 30 miles of urban trails, including the new 15 mile South Loop, were unveiled today during a ribbon cutting by Legacy Parks Foundation, City of Knoxville and Knox County officials, and donors and supporters.
The South Loop is part of the Urban Wilderness project, 1,000 acres of urban forest that will connect an existing nature education center, three Civil War forts, a state wildlife management area, and 10 city parks.
According to an article in the Knoxville News Sentinel and a story on WBIR-TV, the opening of the Urban Wilderness South Loop is yet another example of Carol Evans and the Legacy Parks Foundation leading a charge to brand Knoxville as an outdoors epicenter by pushing easy access to trails and waterways in the city, and even more outdoor recreation a short drive away.
Additionally, Legacy Parks Foundation lead the charge to open Outdoor Knoxville, the recreational hub for not only Knoxville but also the entire region. Centrally located on the waterfront with easy connections todowntown Knoxville, trails, greenways and a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, Outdoor Knoxville is a destination with a unique mix of boutique retail, outdoor equipment rentals and sales, and local events and excursions managed through a partnership between the Legacy Parks Foundation and River Sports Outfitters.
Outdoor Knoxville will also serve as the headquarters for the August 24-26 Outdoor KnoxFest.
For more information on or to register for Outdoor KnoxFest, visit www.outdoorknoxville.com.
Erin Freeman, Ackermann PR
Phone: (865) 584-0550