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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.

Trail Opens at South Doyle Middle School


Legacy Parks Foundation announced the opening of Cherokee Trail at South Doyle Middle School, culminating years of work and collaboration between Legacy Parks Foundation, local neighborhoods in South Knoxville, Knox County Schools, the City of Knoxville, Knox County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Visit Knoxville, and other public and private entities. This trail connects neighborhoods and provides a new, safe walking and biking route to South Doyle Middle School for students and other community members.

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  • Thanks for Caring for Baker Creek Preserve!

    Baker Creek Preserve
    • Thanks to Comcast Cares and the 275 volunteers who showed up to work at Baker Creek Preserve on Saturday, April 30. The work helped improve the environment and create recreational amenities at the new, 100-acre addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Volunteers, led by Legacy Parks and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, removed invasive species, cleared brush and created trails, picked up debris and trash, and helped ready the park for opening next month. Baker Creek more details