Donations and Memorials
Knox County Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for individuals or groups to enhance our community parks in memory or honor of a relative, friend or organization, or to celebrate a special event. Your contribution may cover the cost of a tree and its installation or another amenity or resource to improve Knox County’s distinctive green spaces.
Donations will be accepted throughout the year and trees will be planted by Knox County during optimal planting seasons. Our staff will work with you to choose the best species and location for your tree.
Contact the Knox County Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at 865-215-6600 for further information including pricing.
Park Bench/Amenity Donations
Contributions for park benches or other items on our “wish list” will be accepted at any time and items will be placed as staff resources and weather permit. Our staff will work with you to choose the best location for your bench, bike rack, water fountain or other feature to add to the park of your choice.
Some benches and amenities offer an option for a commemorative plaque which we will help you coordinate.Donation prices cover the cost of the item, installation, and maintenance. Please contact 865-215-6600 to find out more about this program.