More on the Beverly Park playground

Carol EvansGet Out & Play

Last month, Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee awarded Legacy Parks a $150,000 Phase II grant to create an Intergenerational Playspace at Beverly Park in northeast Knox County.

The Playspace will feature an ellipse-shaped central activity area surrounded by a walking track with handrail. Inside the ellipse will be the therapeutic zone and play area featuring equipment for both intergenerational play and physical exercise.

The Playspace overlooks the newly added dog park and will connect to the existing paved loop. Benches and a walking Storybook trail feature will be added to the loop encouraging users to walk the loop to read the story – an ideal intergenerational activity.

Last call for Trail Ale

The Legacy Parks Trail Ale will be on tap on shelves through November only! Together with Blackhorse Brewery and Eagle Distributing, this delicious Hazy IPA is the perfect beer for your fall adventures.

Drink up for a good cause! A portion of proceeds from each beer sold supports our work! Use the beer finder button below to find Legacy Parks Trail Ale near you.

Beer Finder

Collier Preserve: Fall Planting and Spruce Up is Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. A joint project with Keep Knoxville Beautiful, the goal is to clear invasive plants and pick up trash at the 12-acre natural space on Beaver Creek. Tools will be provided. Sign up here.

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This week

Friday, November 11

South Knox Pub Crawl with Missy Kane: 9-noon, TBD. Cost $10. Info: Legacy Parks Foundation at 865-525-2585. We will enjoy a more urban hike in South Knoxville and make a few stops at local breweries for refreshment. Register online.

Saturday, November 12

Loyston Point Lost City Escape 50K MTB Race: 10 a.m., Loyston Point Trails. Info: Knox Bike Racing. The 31-mile course on the shores of Norris Lake will utilize Clinch River Loop, Mill Creek Loop, Loyston Loop trails and Hemlock Bluff trail. Route is fast and flowing. Register online.

Down the road

Tuesday, November 15

Maryville Greenway Ride: 5 p.m., Maryville Bike & Trail. Free. Info: Maryville Bike & Trail at 865-334-7071. Ride 14 to 16 miles with breaks along the way. No one left behind. Weather permitting. Updates on Facebook.

SlowKno Tuesday Run: 6:30 p.m., Suttree Landing Park. Free. Info: Slowkno Running Club. Weekly runs and training exercises. All levels. Park has lights. Join group on Facebook for updates.

Saturday, November 19

Fall Bird Hike: 8 a.m., Seven Islands State Birding Park. Cost $6. Info: Seven Islands State Birding Park at 715-630-6848. Join Ranger Stephanie on a 2.5-mile hike along the Bobwhite ADA Trail and Island Loop Trail to identify and learn about the variety of birds currently found in the park. Bring Binoculars. Register online.

Secret City Half Marathon and 5K: 9 a.m., Melton Lake Park. Info: Knoxville Track Club. Half Marathon and 5K race route start and finish at the Melton Lake Park peninsula. Register online.

Knoxville Walk for Epilepsy: 11 a.m., Worlds Fair Park. Info: Epilepsy Foundation in East TN. Epilepsy Awareness Walk around the Festival Lawn for folks with epilepsy, their families and Epilepsy Foundation staff. Register online.

Cranksgiving: Noon, Parkridge Park. Info: Two Bikes at 865-951-2950. Ride requires the ability to navigate between multiple grocery stores and collect food that will be donated to Second Harvest. Each team may decide their own route, speed and difficultly. Details online.

Sunday, November 20

Sunset and Cider Hike: 8 a.m., Seven Islands State Birding Park. Cost $8. Info: Seven Islands State Birding Park at 715-630-6848. Join Ranger Stephanie for a stroll down Kelly Lane Greenway to the Green House where we’ll watch the sunset over the French Broad River as we sip hot apple cider or hot chocolate. Register online.

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Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.


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