Legacy Parks Treasure — Fort Dickerson Park is part of the 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness championed by Legacy Parks Foundation. We invite you to become a Friend of Legacy Parks where your donations help us build trails and expand this unique urban playground! Teamed up with Ijams, AMBC, TWRA along with the City and County of Knoxville, we are developing the 1,000-acre Urban Wilderness Corridor, that when completed, will connect ten parks, feature forty miles of recreational trails, four civil war sites, and diverse ecological features and recreational amenities.
Knoxville's closest urban trails are just across the Tennessee River from downtown! The 1 mile out-and-back trail can be accessed from either entrance to Fort Dickerson Park. From the main entrance off Chapman Highway, the trail starts near the powerline and descends through the hills down to the Fort Dickerson Greenway. Steep in places, this multi-use trail drops down to the Augusta Street entrance where it connects with the Fort Dickerson Greenway. Follow the greenway over to the scenic waters along the quarry's edge.
The City of Knoxville, working with the Aslan Foundation, has added a new 1-acre gateway park with stone columns, open space and historic signage, improving the Chapman Highway entrance of the 85-acre Fort Dickerson Park. They are currently working with the Aslan Foundation to create a plan and design for the entrance on Augusta Avenue so that users will have direct access to the quarry.
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