REA agents help clear land at Angora Frog Farm

Carol EvansGet Out & Play

We had a fun workday with Realty Executives Associates at Angora Frog Farm on July 26. Justin Bailey and agents cleared a path to the creek where kids will be able to splash and play.

Work speeds up at Beverly Park. The Knox County crew has been hard at work on the site prep for the Intergenerational Playspace at Beverly Park. Once the site is prepared we’ll be ready for play structures.

Meanwhile, here are just five items of the dozens we publish every day on our website Outdoor

Saturday, August 5

Three Rivers Regatta: 7:30 a.m., Gov Ned McWherter Park. Paddle Knoxville will host two races, a short 6-mile and a longer 24-mile race. Paddlers will travel on portions of the Tennessee, French Broad and Holston rivers. Half of the course will wind through downtown Knoxville, past Neyland Stadium and UT. Upper section of the course is scenic and undeveloped sections of the Three Rivers. Register online.

Birding Basics Hike: 8 a.m., Seven Islands State Birding Park. Cost $6. Info: Seven Islands State Birding Park at 715-630-6848. Hike 2.5 miles and learn the basics of birding, including tips for identification, bird songs and the best tools and resources for beginning birders. Open to all ages. Info here.

1st Saturday Whitewater Paddle: 10 a.m., Big South Fork NRRA. Info: Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association. Every 1st Saturday you will find us paddling a whitewater river or creek somewhere in TN. We’ll keep it on natural flow as much as possible. Expect Class II through Class IV. Details and registration online.

Sunday, August 6

Bird Banding: 8 a.m., Seven Islands State Park. Cost $12. Info: Seven Islands State Birding Park at 715-630-6848. Led by master bander Mark Armstrong and a group of dedicated KTOS volunteers, banding sessions provide fascinating opportunities to get close to wild birds. Register online.

Sunday Morning Runners: 8 a.m., Third Creek Greenway – Forest Park Blvd. Info: Sunday Morning Runners. Your distance, your pace. Occasionally switches to 7 a.m. Check Facebook for confirmation of time & meetup.

Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.


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