Veterans Memorial Park gets boost

Carol EvansOur Town Outdoors

Legacy Parks Foundation has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign to establish a new Veterans Memorial Park along the French Broad River.  Our October 2020 story with maps is here.

The park will be created on a seven-acre parcel located off John Sevier Highway that overlooks the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery and the French Broad River. The property was donated to Legacy Parks by Blue Water Industries.

Knox County has kicked in $250,000 toward the goal, according to Mayor Glenn Jacobs. Those interested in supporting the construction of the park can do so here.

Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.

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