Knox County Parks and Recreation was recently awarded two Orchid Awards from Keep Knoxville Beautiful for the completion of Concord PetSafe Dog Park and the installation of new kiosks at Halls Community Park and Powell Station Park. These beautification awards are submitted by the public and awarded by a panel of independent judges.
Concord PetSafe Dog Park is a four-acre park with spaces for both small and large dogs, a dog swimming area and jumping dock, water fountain, paved ADA accessible trails, stone and grass run areas, a shade structure with seating, restrooms and a dog wash station. The dog park was a collaborative effort made possible through a $100,000 donation from PetSafe and a tree grant from the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Knox County Parks and Recreation provided additional funding and constructed the park.
The award-winning kiosks were developed through a partnership between the Beaver Creek Task Force and Knox County Parks and Recreation. As a result, the Task Force conducted several park land projects along Beaver Creek, including a stream restoration project at the Halls Community Park and a rain garden at Powell Station Park. The kiosks were designed by Barbara Boeing Design, then built and installed by Knox County maintenance staff.
The Orchid Awards have been presented to Knox County’s most beautiful properties since 1979. For more information on the awards and a full list of winners click here.