The City of Knoxville section of the Knox/Blount Greenway is the first phase of a plan to provide a pedestrian connection from Knoxville south through Knox and Blount counties to the Great Smoky Mountains. The completed phase spans from Marine Park, along the shore of the Tennessee River, passes the UT Practice Golf Course and Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus and connects to the Neyland Greenway via the J.E. "Buck" Karnes Bridge. The next phase will be to continue the greenway south from Marine Park to join the Alcoa-Maryville greenway system. The final phase of the greenway will eventually continue through Townsend to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.