Monday, March 14, 2016

Input sought for S. Knoxville park

Knox County is hosting two public meeting to gather input for a new South Knoxville park.

The county last year acquired a 70-acre tract that adjoins IC King Park and connects to Maryville Pike. The acquisition will offer the ability to provide new park amenities, increase the park size to 219 acres, and allow for a new entrance to the existing park land that will create much safer access to the park.

Knox County is applying for a TDEC Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grant that could provide up to $500,000 for development of the new land. The development proposal includes parking, picnic shelter, children’s play area, rest rooms, shared-use trails and a dog park.  

The meetings are set for march 21 (4-6 p.m.) in the Small Assembly Room at the City County Building and March 24 (5-7 p.m.) at Mount Olive Elementary School Cafeteria.

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