It’s here!

Sandra ClarkFeature, Karns

Knox County opens Plumb Creek Park 

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Doug Bataille, senior director of Parks & Recreation, along with officials from Legacy Park Foundation, PetSafe and other elected officials officially opened Plumb Creek Park in the Karns/Ball Camp area on July 19.


Three Tutt kids jumped out of their car and raced toward the playground. “This is the best park I’ve ever been to,” said Naomi Tutt. Their adult said the family drives by the park at least twice a day. “We’ve been wondering when it would open.”

Bataille said workers literally finished this week. The park was constructed by his staff at a cost of roughly $800,000. Brad Anders, who represents the area on Knox County Commission, has been a primary advocate for the park.

The park is located at 1517 Hickey Road; its entrance across from the entrance to Candlewick subdivision.

The 33-acre park features:

  • Playground
  • A picnic pavilion
  • Rest rooms
  • A 9-hole par-3 disc golf and foot golf course
  • Two walking trails
  • 7-acre park for large dogs (with shelter, water fountain with dog bowl, walking path)
  • 0.7-acre park for small dogs (with a shelter and water fountain with dog bowl)
  • Pervious parking lot with 54 spaces
  • Tributary to Beaver creek and a pedestrian bridge

Doug Bataille and Jim Howlett at Plumb Creek Park. Howlett Equipment supplied the playground structure and picnic pavilion.

Randy Boyd’s company, PetSafe, donated two dog parks at Plumb Creek.

Naomi Tutt climbs the “tree” at Plumb Creek Park.

Signage shows layout of two walking trails, both dog parks and the disc golf/foot golf course.

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