• Legacy Luncheon for the Parks – Our Annual Fundraiser

Leaving East Tennessee Better Than We Found It

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 $200,000 RTP Grant For Collier Preserve

Legacy Parks Foundation was awarded a $200,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to fund the development of Collier Preserve in Powell. Collier Preserve is a 12-acre parcel of land that adjoins Beaver Creek, Emory Road and the Powell Library. Once completed, the natural area will create recreational opportunities in the Powell Community and will complement the larger Beaver Creek Watershed project that aims to protect and restore the naturally functioning ecosystem of the creek.


The RTP funds will be used to build natural surface walking trails, an ADA accessible parking and observation area, a kayak rest stop, interpretive signs and other park features to make Collier Preserve a wonderful amenity for north Knox County that will be preserved as a natural park and greenway along Beaver Creek Watershed.


The former homestead of Stella Moore Collier was donated to Legacy Parks by Dr. Bob Collier in December 2016.

  • Pete McBride to Speak at Legacy Luncheon for the Parks

    • We are excited to announce that National Geographic Explorer, Pete McBride, will be our featured speaker at the Legacy Luncheon for the Parks on October 19 at the beautiful Holston River Farm at the Head of the Tennessee River. The annual luncheon funds the work of Legacy Parks Foundation to conserve green space, create public places, and connect our community. It is the Foundation’s only major fundraising event of the year. Pete McBride is an more details