KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2017) – This morning, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett joined TDEC Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian, Legacy Parks Foundation Executive Director Carol Evans, project partners, members of the community and other officials for the grand opening of Harrell Road Stormwater Park and the Beaver Creek Water Trail. The park is located at 7221 Harrell Road.
"Knox County is a great place to live and raise a family, and spaces like this provide an opportunity to get outside and enjoy spending time together," said Mayor Burchett. "So, whether it’s students learning about watersheds, or a family bringing out the kayaks for a trip down Beaver Creek, I know this park and water trail will continue to be an asset for years to come."
The passive park is Knox County’s first stormwater demonstration park, which can be used to teach stormwater management practices. Amentities include:
- two constructed stormwater wetland ponds that divert neighborhood runoff
- a rain garden
- native vegetation
- educational three-quarter mile walking trail
- permeable parking lot
- a kayak/canoe launch connected to the Beaver Creek Water Trail