September 8, 2006 - The City of Knoxville
has launched its new Destination Information program, an effort
to inform Knoxville residents about the City's Parks and Recreation
facilities; including parks, greenways, community centers and much
"There are so many recreational treasures in Knoxville,"
said Mayor Bill Haslam. "We want to ensure that the citizens
of Knoxville know just how much their city has to offer. By making
recreational information on our local amenities just a phone call
or mouse click away, we hope to accomplish this."
The City of Knoxville's new 3-1-1 Call Center allows the public
to obtain recreational information with one phone call. Park reservations,
greenway mileage, athletic event updates and so much more can now
be obtained simply by dialing 3-1-1.
Knoxville residents can also explore the Parks and Recreation
web page on the City's web site at www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/.
This web site features valuable information such as league schedules,
game results, greenway mileage (including a greenway lap calculator),
directions, and program schedules. Detailed maps of individual parks
and greenways are available on this web site, as well.
"We work hard to provide top-notch recreational facilities
in Knoxville, and therefore feel it is our duty to inform the public
of these amenities," explains Sam Anderson, Senior Director
of Community and Neighborhood Services. "After viewing our
web site, people will be surprised to find out that the one of the
best disc golf courses in the South is five minutes down the road
in Victor Ashe Park, or that it's possible to ride your bike all
the way from Bearden Elementary School to World's Fair Park."
Additional printed materials such as the Community and Neighborhood
Services program guide, and the Knoxville parks and greenways maps
provide helpful information that is easy to keep on hand. These
free materials may be obtained by calling 3-1-1 or by e-mailing
A soon-to-be addition to the Destination Information program will
be new descriptive signs for the City greenways. These signs will
display maps, mileage and the direction of the greenways, making
it easier for pedestrians to navigate through Knoxville.
"It's our mission to improve the quality of lives for the
citizens of Knoxville," says Parks and Recreation Deputy Director
Joe Walsh. "We feel that getting valuable information out there
about Knoxville's parks and recreation opportunities does just that."