Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tour de Lights recap

We had about 200 dedicated people show up to spite the rain. You could tell they had spent hours on their costumes and decorations! It warmed my heart to see everyone there (but my feet were still cold...) Congrats to all our winners, thanks to KPD, the judges and our volunteers!

More photos are available in various albums on facebook, linked from

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tour de Lights date change

Due to the rain forecasted for Thursday, we have rescheduled Tour de Lights to next Tuesday, December 21. Everything will happen at the same time as planned.

Let's hope the current forecast for a sunny day in the 40s on Tuesday holds!

And, hey, this gives you another weekend to get battery-powered LED lights and put them on your bike, helmet, and/or trailer!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Upcoming meeting and ribbon cutting

Oak Ridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan meeting
A draft of the Bicylce Pedestrian Master Plan will be presented at a public meeting on December 7th at the Civic Center A/B Room at 6 p.m. The draft plan is available on the City's website ( for public review before the meeting.

Jean Teague Greenway extension ribbon cutting
This 0.4-mile piece has been the "missing link" of a continuous greenway system that goes from West Hills Elementary to the Carmike Wynnsong Theater in Cedar Bluff. The connection includes Ten Mile Creek, Jean Teague, and Cavet Station greenways.

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: The ribbon cutting will be held at the greenway extension's entrance, located in the parking lot of the West End Church of Christ, located at 8301 E. Walker Springs Rd.

Kathleen Gibi
Public Affairs Specialist
City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation(o) 865-215-2946(f)