As we reflect on the year, we are reminded why we love where we live. Our beautiful outdoors provides us places to relax, play and connect with nature. Every space we create and every trail we add depends on generous donors that support our work.
But there’s so much more to do! We are continually working within our community to create more magical places every day. You can help by making a donation today at https://legacyparks.networkforgood.com
Let’s look at December’s outdoors calendar:
Holidays on Ice – until Jan 2: Market Square. Info: Visit Knoxville at 865-523-7263. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night on Market Square. Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice. Details and tickets online.
Holiday Festival of Lights – Dec 1-31: 6-9 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park. Free. Info: Knox County Parks & Rec at 865-215-6600. Stroll through the illuminating Christmas displays along the mile park loop. Park staff will be offering train rides on Monday evenings. Lights will only be accessible via train ride on Mondays. Details online.
Saturday, December 24
West Bikes Shop Ride: 8 a.m., West Bicycles. Free. Info: West Bicycles at 865-671-7591. Join us for our shop group rides; multiple groups/paces; self-supported; challenges; varied routes. Weather dependent. Details online
Bike Zoo Saturday Ride: 9 a.m., Bike Zoo. Free. Info: Bike Zoo at 865-558-8455. Weekly 3-hour ride of 50+ miles at a fast pace of 18/20 mph. Weather permitting.
Knox Bike Ride: 11 a.m., Printshop Beer. Free. Info: Printshop Beer at 865-474-9591. Slow neighborhood rides to explore our city via bike. Distances and routes vary, (4-8 miles) and may include stops at various landmarks, sites of interest, and even other breweries. Cancelled in inclement weather. Details online.
Visit us online at OutdoorKnoxville.com Add your event to our calendar: Submit an Event at https://outdoorknoxville.com/events-calendar/submit-an-event/
Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.