Urban Wilderness Gateway Park: Tell Us What Amenities You Value Most

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
(865) 215-3480

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

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Urban Wilderness Gateway Park: Tell Us What Amenities You Value Most

Posted: 06/06/2018
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The City is eager to hear from South Knoxville families and outdoor adventurers about what amenities they most want to see as the new Urban Wilderness Gateway Park is being created. 

Public input got a big boost Saturday, June 2, when more than 100 people dropped by the Urban Wilderness Gateway Park Public Input Exhibition and Block Party. Throughout the two-hour public gathering at the southern end of the James White Parkway, Urban Wilderness enthusiasts and neighbors gathered around interactive displays and shared ideas about the new $10 million gateway park.

At the same time, park planners have been inviting people to take a quick online survey, which aims to identify priorities and favorite Urban Wilderness experiences. Visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/UWgatewaypark to take the survey. About 700 people have already completed the survey in the last few weeks.

The gateway park is envisioned to include a landscaped access point and gathering space at Baker Creek Preserve and at the James White Parkway Terminus; parking, pedestrian and bike pathways and trails; a bike park; additional children’s nature play areas; and improved connectivity to existing neighborhoods, businesses, schools and the planned BMX facility at South-Doyle Middle School.

If you weren’t able to attend Saturday’s block party, here’s a summary from Mayor Madeline Rogero’s weekly constituent newsletter: https://bit.ly/2kOrvh1

Also on the www.knoxvilletn.gov/UWgatewaypark webpage are conceptual renderings and graphics that were presented Saturday.