Ijams' new addition adds to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness
Ijams new addition (Burnett Property) adds more green space to South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness network of trails.
Following the acquisition of a new 22-acre property, IjamsNatureCenter has expanded to 300 acres, further enhancing the South Loop on Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.
The new property, which lies between Sevierville Pike and Ijams’ Quarries (left side of the above map), is also a critically important wooded ridge top in South Knoxville. Adding it to existing acreage ensures that natural views are forever protected and new trails will provide opportunities for both active and passive recreation.
The seller, Mr. Jon Burnett, has long envisioned his property to be a part of the IjamsPark. Mr. Burnett grew up near the original Ijams family home on Island Home Avenue and his sister, Helene, was a close friend of Mary Ijams, one of the Ijams daughters. Mr. Burnett also served as attorney for the City of Knoxville and was an early Ijams Board Member during the 1960s. The Burnett family is now thrilled that their land will be preserved and enjoyed by all for years to come.
The property, including several miles of new multi-use trails will open to the public in early 2013. For more information about Knoxville's Urban Wilderness go to: Outdoor Knoxville