March 22, 2006 - A map that illustrates
the 38 miles of greenways within the City of Knoxville is now available
at various sites including local recreation centers, Knox County public
libraries, the Knoxville Visitors Center and Ijams Nature Center.
Residents may also obtain a free copy by calling the City by dialing
311. Information about Knoxville's greenways is also available for
viewing at the City's website - www.cityofknoxville.org/greenways.
The map is a definitive greenways guide, including distances, facilities,
and other helpful information. Illustrations of Knox County and
Farragut greenways are also included.
"Knoxville boasts greenways that show off the best parts of
our city, including the waterfront, nature sanctuaries and our own
neighborhood parks," Mayor Bill Haslam said. "I hope residents
will use this map to explore the greenways our community has to
The map is a project of the Knox Greenway Coalition, the City of
Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization.
will also be available at the I Walk Month Main Event, which begins
at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Market Square.
I Walk is a month-long event that promotes walking and walkable
places; residents are encouraged during April to walk for transportation
and recreation to promote community, economic and environmental
health. The I Walk Main Event is the concluding event and will feature
a clinic taught by Olympic racewalker Mark Fenton; Mayors' Cup race
and a walkability scavenger hunt around downtown. For more information
on I Walk events visit www.iwalkknoxville.com.