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.

Be a Friend of Legacy Parks

Through generous contributions of land and money, Friends help Legacy Parks create trails, parks, and river access throughout the region. Legacy Parks invites businesses and services to offer their support to the Friends program by providing specials discounts to Legacy Parks Friends. As a Friend of Legacy Parks you will be providing direct support to conserving our natural resources, creating public places and connecting communities – all of which improves the overall quality of life of our area. In doing so, you are leaving a legacy for our generation and for generations to come. Become a Friend of Legacy Parks today and help Leave East
Tennessee Better Than We Found It!

  • REI Awards Legacy Parks Grant for Urban Wilderness

    • For the fifth consecutive year, REI is showing its support for Legacy Parks Foundation and Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness through a $10,000 grant to build a trail  from Dogwood Elementary School to Stanley-Lippencott Park.  The REI Dogwood Elementary Trail Project will increase access to the park and connect neighborhoods and an elementary school within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.  The trail will not only provide the community a safe route to school but will promote physical activity and foster more details