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Legacy Parks Foundation works to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that those assets exist for generations to come.

Legacy Parks Receives $15,000 Trinity Grant

Trinity Health Foundation Grant

The Trinity Health Foundation recently awarded Legacy Parks a Large Grants Division Phase I “Planning Grant” of $15,000 to compete for a Phase II “Implementation Grant” of up to $150,000. Legacy Parks submitted a proposal for the Adventure Park at Baker Creek Preserve. Located adjacent to South Doyle Middle School and connecting to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, the proposed park will include a variety of stimulating activities in a creative, natural environment to increase physical activity for better health.

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  • Devil’s Racetrack Downhill Creates National Venue

    Downhill Racetrack Grand Opening
    • A nationally rated downhill mountain bike trail opened in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, furthering Knoxville’s growing reputation as a significant mountain bike destination. Devil’s Racetrack Downhill Trail is a professional designed and constructed .8 mile extreme downhill trail funded by a $100,000 Bell Helmet grant awarded to the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) through an online national vote. With more than 26,000 votes cast, Knoxville beat out Asheville and San Francisco to get the trail built more details