The Land Trust for Tennessee is excited to announce the protection of Lakeshore Park – a 185-acre public park in the City of Knoxville.
Adapted from the full press release.
As of Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the natural, scenic and recreational values of Lakeshore Park are protected, and the land will remain a public park forever.
Lakeshore Park has significant conservation, scenic, recreational and parkland resources in its hills, fields, forests, open spaces, wetlands and waterfronts. It is bound by two scenic highways, the Tennessee River and Fourth Creek, and views of the Great Smoky Mountains have made the site a public destination for almost two hundred years.
“The Land Trust for Tennessee is honored to work with the City of Knoxville and the Lakeshore Park Board to protect this wonderful park,” said Liz McLaurin, President and CEO of The Land Trust for Tennessee. “We are thankful for the city’s foresight in permanently protecting this property for citizens now and for generations to come.”
Walkers, picnickers, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts are attracted to Lakeshore Park’s two miles of paved trails, open green spaces, sports facilities and playgrounds, including the new inclusive, accessible Hank Rappé Playground. Thousands of children participate in youth sports programs at the park every year. To top it all off, there is also a farmers’ market, plant sales and community events.
Links for Lakeshore Park:
Main website (photos, interactive map, and more): www.lakeshoreparkknoxville.org