Urban Wilderness South Loop Named National Recreation Trail

The National Park Service recently named Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness South Loop a National Recreation Trail. Selected for its outstanding scenery and for connecting neighborhoods to recreation destinations, the South Loop trail system also links Ijams Nature Center, Mead’s Quarry, William Hastie Natural Area, and the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area.
  • Legacy Parks Foundation Honored by Tennessee Wildlife Federation

    • The Tennessee Wildlife Federation named Legacy Parks Foundation the Conservation Organization of the Year this month at the 49th annual Conservation Achievement Awards celebration in Nashville. The awards honor individuals and organizations that have made contributions to conservation in the state. Legacy Parks was chosen for adding more than 400 acres of parkland in Knox County, helping to protect nearly 1,000 acres of farm and forestland in East Tennessee, and raising more than $3 million more details