Collier Preserve Opens!


We are happy to announce that Collier Preserve, a 12-acre park located in the Powell community of Knoxville, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of March.

The land for the new park was donated to Legacy Parks Foundation in 2016, who then approached the ETCDC for assistance in the design. Trey Benefield ASLA, AICP and Jessie Fears, Senior Staff Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants were our volunteer advisors.

Designed as a passive park, some features include an ADA walkway, nature path, native plants garden, birding platform, a kayak rest stop on Beaver Creek and a tranquil natural setting for observing wildlife.

“We are thrilled to add another great place for the community to be outside and enjoy the many benefits of spending time in nature and playing in the woods,” said Carol Evans, executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.

To see more about the ETCDC's design for the park, click here to go to the project page.