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Don’t miss your chance to hear Rolling Stone Chuck Leavell at our 2023 Legacy Luncheon for the Parks!

His piano and keyboard work has been heard on the music of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Train, Montgomery-Gentry, Lee Ann Womack and many more.

In addition to his musical expertise, Leavell is a respected authority on forestry and conservation. He is a published author, long-time tree farmer, co-founder of the popular website The Mother Nature Network as well as host of the PBS series America’s Forests. In 2019, he and his wife, Rose Lane Leavell, were named National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

The Legacy Luncheon for the Parks will be hosted at the beautiful Seven Islands State Birding Park on Friday, September 29, at 11:30 a.m. Reserve your table

Sponsor the Angora Frog Farm!

We are 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! Find out more

Intergenerational Playspace is officially underway!

We broke ground last month 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

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