Knox parks open for passive use

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Knox County parks are open for passive use – but playgrounds, splash pads and restrooms remain closed.
Kayak rental by RiverSports is open at The Cove at Concord Park – Monday-Saturday, …

Mountain bikers go live

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Mountain bikers (like distance runners and maybe even bowlers) use their sport as an excuse to drink beer. So what happens when the government shuts down everything but food and …

New playground surfaces ahead

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Life goes on and while kids are banned from playgrounds at Knox County parks, new surfaces are being installed. “The plan is to begin resurfacing all the playgrounds, but please …

Hiking, real and virtual

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Friends of the Smokies has launched the Alum Cave At-Home Adventure, a virtual hiking event that provides funds for critical programs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Here’s the deal. Register …

Navitat offers stay-fit tips

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Doctor, will I be able to climb ropes after the virus scare? (To recast an old joke.)
Why yes, if you follow these tips:

Take daily walks around your neighborhood or local …