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Local Motion IPA Released

In partnership with Blackhorse Pub and Brewery, we are excited to annouce the release of the delicious Local Motion session IPA, perfect for the last weeks of summer. A portion of the proceeds from each beer sold goes to Legacy Parks Foundation to help expand and protect our parks and trails.

With help from Eagle Distributing, you can find Local Motion flowing on tap at Blackhorse Brewery, Central Flats and Taps, SoKno Taco, TriHop Brewery, Trailhead Beer Market, Kroger Farragut Growler Station and in cans at Kroger (Fulton, Northshore, Sevierville), Food City (Lenoir City, Strawberry Plains), Ingles (Lenoir City), Total Wine and Spirits, Casual Pint Maryville, McScrooge’s, and Maple Hall.
Enjoy a free tasting at Total Wine & Spirits from 4-6pm on these dates: September 7, September 12, September 19, September 21, September 26, September 29.
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Join Us For An Urban Hikes Book Signing At Union Avenue Books

Join us Wednesday, September 12 from 5:00-6:30 pm for a book signing at Union Avenue Books. Meet and mingle with co-author, Mac Post and take home a signed copy of Urban Hikes. The event will include a raffle prize compliments of Union Avenue.

Following the book signing, take your book down to Casual Pint and receive $1.00 off beer!

Books are $25 and proceeds benefit Legacy Parks Foundation.

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Mountainfilm Festival at the Bijou Theatre

Mountainfilm on Tour visits Knoxville on Friday, September 21 at the Bijou Theatre. Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.

The event will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films that align with Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Legacy Parks to support our work to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that those assets exist for generations to come.

Get your tickets online here.

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Legacy Parks Benefit at Tupelo Honey Cafe

Stop by Tupelo Honey in Market Square on Friday, August 31 to support Legacy Parks!

On the last Friday of each month, a portion of proceeds from the ENTIRE day is donated back to our work to expand, protect, and access our parks, trails, and waterways in East Tennessee!

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Legacy Parks To Receive $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.

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Aubrey’s Restaurants and Eagle Distributing Launch Hoppy Trails Program

Aubrey’s Restaurants and Eagle Distributing donated $10,000 to Legacy Parks Foundation and launched the “Hoppy Trails” program at seven of the Aubrey’s independent restaurants including Barley’s, The Crown & Goose, Fieldhouse Social, Stefanos Pizza, and Sunspot.

Hoppy Trails is a “Buy a Beer, Build a Trail” program in which participating restaurants donate $10.00 to Legacy Parks from each Hoppy Trails designated keg of beer purchased for the sole purpose of adding one-mile of trail within the Knoxville community.

This first $10,000 donation will be used towards the first “water trail” in Powell and will fund the cleanup, continued maintenance, and funding for additional non-motorized, public access put-ins along Beaver Creek.

“Aubrey’s is very proud to support Legacy Parks Foundation,” said Randy Burleson, owner of the Aubrey’s Restaurants. “Carol and her team have done an amazing job breathing new life into neighborhoods with trail projects like these. The Powell community has been very good to us over the years, and we’re very proud to be associated with the work Legacy Parks is doing here.”

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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 award-winning photographer, writer and visual storyteller whose love of adventure, cultures and the outdoors have taken him on assignment to over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Esquire, Microsoft, The Nature Conservancy – documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica. Over the last year, McBride hiked the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park—over 700 miles without a trail – earning him the honor of National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year.”

Over 1,000 civic leaders attended the Legacy Luncheon last year. Reserved tables for 10 and sponsorships are now available by calling Legacy Parks at 865.525.2585 or reserving your table online.

 

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Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks

Join us Thursday, August 23 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks from 6:00-9:00pm! This month’s featured outdoor partner is REI! Ride your bike to the event, and you’ll get a free tune-up and bike advice from an REI specialist.

Stick around for our Outdoor Knoxville Insider podcast recording from 8:00-9:00pm with host John Becker!

This monthly event is extra sweet – Balter Beerworks donates 10% of proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. Come by and eat and drink up – it’s for a good cause!

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Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks

Join us Thursday, July 26 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks from 6:00-9:00pm! This month’s featured outdoor partner is Tennessee Valley Bikes.

Stick around for our Outdoor Knoxville Insider podcast recording from 8:00-9:00pm with host John Becker!

This monthly event is extra sweet – Balter Beerworks donates 10% of proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. Come by and eat and drink up – it’s for a good cause!

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