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Legacy Parks Benefit at Tupelo Honey Cafe

Stop by Tupelo Honey in Market Square on Friday, May 25 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 Night at Balter Beerworks

Join us Thursday, May 24 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks! This monthly event is a chance to gather with friends and family every 4th Thursday of the month for great beer, food, and fun. What makes it extra sweet is that Balter Beerworks donates proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss!

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Billy Lush Boards & Brew Open for the Season!

Did you know you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, and more right downtown?

Billy Lush Boards & Brew, located in the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center is now open on weekends for the spring season. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Take advantage of this downtown Tennessee River access at Volunteer Landing, and experience how fun it is to go for a paddle with the city skyline in the background!

Visit the Billy Lush Boards website for more information.

 

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Collier Preserve

COLLIER PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORKDAY

Join us at the volunteer workday on Saturday, August 4 from 9-11am. We are looking for volunteers to help with invasive plant removal and trash cleanup at Collier Preserve! All skill levels and ages are welcome to join us in creating a beautiful new greenspace for the Powell community!

Once phase one is complete, we will be able to start transforming the preserve into a beautiful county park that will be maintained by Knox County Parks & Recreation and will include natural surface walking trails, a playground, restored historic structures, a kayak rest stop on Beaver Creek and more!

The almost 12-acre property on Beaver Creek, next door to the Powell Branch Library, was donated to Legacy Parks by Dr. Bob Collier in December 2016.

Email us to sign-up!

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Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks featuring 3 Rivers Angler

Join us Thursday, April 26 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks! April’s featured outdoor partner is 3 Rivers Angler – offering casting demonstrations and awesome door prizes!

This monthly event is a chance to gather with friends and family every 4th Thursday of the month for great beer, food, and fun. What makes it extra sweet is that Balter Beerworks donates proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss!

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Baker Creek Preserve Wins Beautification Award

Baker Creek Preserve was recently awarded the 2018 Orchid award for Outdoor Space.  It is an honor to be recognized for our work to help keep Knoxville beautiful and bring more attention to the natural beauty that is Baker Creek Preserve!

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Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks featuring Dream Bikes

Join us Thursday, March 22 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks! Dream Bikes will be offering tune-ups and giving away a bike!

This monthly event is a chance to gather with friends and family every 4th Thursday of the month for great beer, food, and fun. What makes it extra sweet is that Balter Beerworks donates proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss!

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Legacy Parks Benefit at Tupelo Honey Cafe

Stop by Tupelo Honey in Market Square on Friday, February 23 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 hosts Weed Wrangle Knoxville

WEED WRANGLE-KNOXVILLE AT BAKER CREEK PRESERVE

Legacy Parks hosts Weed Wrangle Knoxville The third annual Weed Wrangle-Knoxville is a citywide effort led by the Knoxville Garden Club to help remove invasive species at several popular outdoor destinations around town. This year, volunteers will gather on March 3 from 9am-12pm at Baker Creek Preserve and four other locations to help wrangle the pesky, non-native plants that hinder the growth of the native plants in these areas. Legacy Parks is excited to continue a partnership with the Knoxville Garden Club into a third year through the coordination of volunteers at Baker Creek Preserve! Just email Sarah at srump@legacyparks.org to sign up!

 The invasive plants that we will tackle were likely introduced for agricultural or landscaping decades ago, but threaten our native trees, plants, and wildlife today. Although many of them have beautiful blooms and scents, they can offset the natural balances of the places we enjoy hiking, biking, and playing.

 With direction from experts in invasive weed management from Invasive Plant Control and the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, volunteers will take the necessary steps to restore Knoxville’s landscapes to a healthy, native ecosystem. Our work will make a difference not only on this property, but will help prevent these invasive species from spreading to other private yards and public spaces.

 Through the Weed Wrangle, volunteers will learn what it takes to free an area of invasive plants and the impact they can have on our ecosystem. By spreading the word about best practices, we will begin to establish a community that is knowledgeable about caring for the native plants in their own yards and the spaces we all share throughout East Tennessee.

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Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks featuring Knox Skate Park

Join us Thursday, February 22 for our Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks! Knox Skate Park will bring the fun and you’ll have the chance to try out some urban skateboarding.

This monthly event is a chance to gather with friends and family every 4th Thursday of the month for great beer, food, and fun. What makes it extra sweet is that Balter Beerworks donates proceeds from the night to Legacy Parks to support our East Tennessee parks, trails, and waterways. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss!

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