It’s time for ‘Bike Boat Brew & Bark’

Carol EvansDowntown, Get Out & Play

This fun event hosted by Visit Knoxville celebrates the outdoor adventurer, the dog lover and the craft beer enthusiast. Enjoy events all day and be sure to join me on the guided walk!

Carol Evans, at left center, and a few friends gather at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure center.

I’m leading a walk from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 3, from the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure center along the waterfront to the Morningside Greenway where we’ll loop through the park and visit the Alex Haley Heritage Square, located at the northwest end of the park.

Be sure to bring water and wear good walking shoes for this 3-mile hike.  Check out the full list of events and register for Carol’s walk here.

This annual event has become popular with visitors and locals alike – after all, Knoxville is a bike, boat, brew and bark friendly city!

It’s a place where you can ride your bike, bring your dog and explore Knoxville in a new way on this special day! Then live it, experience it and continue to explore it all year long. We’ll show you how at Knoxville Adventure Collective on the Tennessee River!

The day will be filled with many activities that appeal to all ages and activity levels.

Sponsor the Angora Frog Farm!

Legacy Parks is building the Angora Frog Farm in Powell. Created for little children with big imaginations, a storybook trail will guide you on many adventures that Arvin the Angora Frog experiences while he’s visiting the one and only Angora Frog Farm.

Arvin and Sabra Brown donated the 12-acres of land that the park will be located on to Legacy Parks in 2020. The Brown family folk tales about hairy frogs that only reside in this one special place in Powell, inspired us to create the whimsical Angora Frog Farm story.

Fundraising kicked off in a big way in April with a $20,000 grant from the American Rental Association of America and Toro to fund the walking path AND a matching grant from FirstBank to fund the storybook panels throughout the park! We celebrated the donations with a volunteer workday and check presentation. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available if you’d like to be a part of creating this story-themed park in the woods. Find out more

Intergenerational Playspace is officially underway!

We broke ground in April on the Intergenerational Playspace at Beverly Park in north Knoxville. It is the first park in the region to be purposefully designed to create active interactions between multiple generations, especially children and seniors.

Legacy Parks utilized a $150,000 grant from the Trinity Health Foundation to research, design and create the Playspace.  Read more

And remember, adventure lovers, find dozens of local outdoor adventures online at

Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.


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