Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and Parks and Recreation will join representatives from Legacy Parks, PetSafe, Young-Williams Animal Center and other elected office holders for the grand opening of a major new part of I.C. King Park.
The new portion of the park is located just south of Mount Olive Elementary School. Members of the media and public are invited to attend.
The 10-acre expansion of the park will feature a 2-acre dog park that includes a shelter, some benches and a water fountain as well as separate sections for large and small dogs. The park also has a playground, a picnic pavilion, restrooms, a trail that connects to the existing I.C. King trail system and a parking lot with about 40 spaces.
The project was funded in part by a local Parks and Recreation Fund Grant administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Recreation Educational Services Division.
More details will be announced at the event.