Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob

Posted: 10/04/2012
Today Dr. Bob Overholt will feature Tyson Park as the fourth in his monthly "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" video series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks. The feature will air on WBIR Channel 10's "Live at Five at Four" show today.

"Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" is a joint effort to raise awareness about neighborhood parks and to address Tennessee's rising childhood obesity epidemic. The series is presented by the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, Knoxville Parks and Recreation, the Legacy Parks Foundation, and WBIR.

Residing near the University of Tennessee's campus in Downtown-West Knoxville, Tyson Park provides a wide array of recreational opportunities to Knoxvillians. Third Creek Greenway, which connects to Neyland and Bearden Greenways, is a popular place to run, walk, and bike.

The park boasts one of Knoxville's largest accessible playgrounds, two softball fields, 14 tennis courts, 3 large shelters, and accessible restrooms. Tyson Park is also the site for Knoxville's first skate park, which is a Tony Hawk Foundation designated skate park. Tony Hawk himself paid a visit to the Knoxville Skate Park in October 2010.

Tyson Parks is a great place to enjoy a family picnic, study by a natural creek, or compete in a tennis match.

PME Communications is producing the short "Get Out and Play" videos with Dr. Bob advising Knoxvillians on ways to stay active and healthy in our parks. The monthly videos are featured on the OutdoorKnoxville.com web site in addition to airing each month on WBIR.

"Dr. Bob," as he is known to both patients and viewers, is host of the long-running Dr. Bob Show, which airs regionally on 10News2 and the East Tennessee PBS affiliate. He has been a member of the WBIR-TV family for more than 20 years, appearing twice each week on local news programs.

To view the official "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" videos, please visitwww.outdoorknoxville.com

For more information on City parks please visitwww.knoxvilletn.gov/parks.

For more information on City greenways please visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/greenways.