City and County Parks Team Up to Help You Get Out!

Knox County and the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation departments are partnering with Legacy Parks Foundation to present the GetOut! series of activities to provide fun recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles while enjoying the natural resources of our area.  Activities are scheduled throughout the month of June for anyone interested in beginning or continuing biking, hiking, or paddling.

Bike rides, both on community greenways and mountain bike trails, hikes in community parks, and river paddles from both west Knox County and downtown locations are the types of activities scheduled.

A $10 donation to Legacy Parks Foundation is suggested for each activity, and registration is encouraged. (Registration for the river paddles is required, in order to plan for the correct number of boats.) Registration and general information is available by calling 541-4500, or on line at

Mountain Biking

Meet at Ijams Nature Center on June 22 at 6 p.m. to ride at Mead’s Quarry with the Appalachian Mountain Bike Association. Helmets are required. Check or for more information. Some demo bikes will be on hand, but please bring your own bike if you have one.

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club also leads rides at Hastie Park every Tuesday evening at 6:30, weather permitting. Meet in the parking lot of Anderson-South Head Start, 4808 Prospect Road.

Click here to download a full schedule of events.