Instead of our normal monthly potluck for July, we will instead participate in the city’s new Neighborhoods to Nature event.
On Monday, July 11, instead of meeting at 6:30 pm at St. James as we normally do, we will meet at 6:00 pm at Fourth United Presbyterian, which is at the corner of Glenwood and Broadway. We will be joined by Vice Mayor Duane Grieve, who will lead us in a walk to the Ashley Nicole playground at Caswell Park. Our friends from Parkridge and Fourth and Gill will also start walks at the same time from their respective neighborhoods, and we’ll all meet up together at the playground around 6:30 pm. There will be food trucks there at the meetup spot if you would like to purchase food.
Please see the announcement below, as well as the attached PDF:
ONK Event Alert! Monday July 11th 6pm start… A walk with the mayor…In lieu of ONK’s regular meeting (2nd Monday of each Month). RAIN PLAN- meet atSt James, 6:30pm as usual!
See details below and map of walk with gathering at Caswell Park’s Ashley Nicole Playground. Bring money to purchase from food trucks. Network with city officials and staff. Details:
The City of Knoxville this summer and fall is hosting a series of events called “Neighborhoods to Nature” — with the twin goals of promoting physical activity and showing how quickly and conveniently many city residents can walk to a park or greenway.
The first such walk will be held Monday evening, July 11, with residents from at least three neighborhoods starting on their walks at 6 p.m. and meeting at Ashley Nichole Dream Playground near Caswell Park by 6:30 p.m.
Each group of neighbors will be accompanied by a police officer and by an elected official or top city staff member.
*** Mayor Madeline Rogero will be on the Parkridge walk, starting at the Parkridge Community Garden at Olive Street and Fifth Avenue.
*** Vice Mayor Duane Grieve will lead the walk from Old North; the meet-up point is Fourth United Presbyterian Church on Broadway.
*** Chief Operating Officer and Deputy to the Mayor Christi Branscom will lead the walk from Fourth and Gill, starting at the Fourth and Gill Park on Eleanor Street.
If you live in these neighborhoods, you are encouraged to bring your families and join everyone for the kick-off event. Other neighborhoods within one mile of the park can be added. If you don’t live in one of the three named neighborhoods, but you are still interested in participating, contact Debbie Sharp at 215-4382.
Final routes and neighborhoods will be posted at http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/N2N by the end of this week. For walkers tuned into social media, use the hashtag #N2N to post pictures of your group and scenery along the way.
The City will be doing more Neighborhoods to Nature walks in other parts of the city in coming months. Keep your eyes open for the next one.