North America’s most elite adventure racers to compete in Knoxville, Tenn. for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship

Knoxville, Tenn. — More than 150 of the best adventure racers in North America are set to compete for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship in Knoxville, Tenn. Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12.  Checkpoint Tracker is a multi-faceted adventure racing organization. It offers a national points […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Legacy Parks|

Gov. Haslam names Seven Islands as Tennessee's newest park

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, announced today that Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge would become a new Tennessee state park. The Seven Islands State Birding Park would be the first state birding park in Tennessee and the […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Legacy Parks|

Wood family donates 100 acres of property to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness expanded by 100 acres today with the generous donation of future trail and parkland by the Wood family announced the Legacy Parks Foundation.

During today’s announcement at the property, Carol Evans, executive director of the Legacy Parks Foundation, explained the property – located on […]

Media Advisory: Announcement of a significant addition to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness


WHAT:                 Announcement of a Significant Addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

Those scheduled to speak include Carol Evans, Executive Director, Legacy Parks Foundation, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis.  Several governmental officials will also be in attendance.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at […]

Adventurer and filmmaker Dominic Gill to speak at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Knoxville, Tenn. — Dominic Gill, will be at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening of storytelling, movie shorts and a book signing – an event called, “Take-A-Seat with Dominic Gill.”

Gill is an outdoor adventurer and filmmaker who […]

Nation’s largest adventure racing series selects Knoxville to host 2013 Championship

Knoxville, Tenn. — Today, officials with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and Knox County Government announced that up to 200 of the best adventure racers in North America will come together in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12 to […]

By |June 11th, 2013|Legacy Parks|