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Carol EvansGet Out & Play

The Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center offers rentals and various adventures. Here are two:

Sunset Paddle: 7 p.m., Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. Info: 865-228-8424. Join us at for a night paddle on the Tennessee River as the sun sets behind the downtown Knoxville skyline. The night lights from the city create unique paddling experience.

Full Moon Paddle: 7:30 p.m., Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. Cost $30. Experience the full moon rising from the river on your own stand-up paddleboard or kayak. Rentals available. Register online.

 Work continues on Angora Frog Farm

I’ll be in Powell today, meeting with volunteers at the site of the Angora Frog Farm. Remaining work includes finding funding for five more play structures and locating each structure along the trail.

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. If you want to sponsor a play structure or help in any way, please call our office at 865-525-2585.

Happy 4th of July!

Get an early start on July 4 with a Red, White and Blue Bike Parade at Norris Dam State Park. The parade will step off at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the West Campground by the water tower. Your host is ranger Jamie Ownby. Decorate yourself or  your bike in red, white and blue. Info: Phone: 8654254500 Email:

 Slowkno running club meets at 8 a.m. each Saturday at Meads Quarry. The latest information is here.

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Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation. Find dozens of outdoors events at


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