Because of inclement weather that will be moving into the area, the Knoxville Tennessee RiverLine community engagement event what was scheduled for this evening, Oct. 28, has been cancelled. The event has been rescheduled for Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m., Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville.

At the Nov. 8 event, Knoxville area residents are invited to give feedback about the riverfront and ways to improve access to river spaces and experiences.

Knoxville area residents are invited to a Tennessee RiverLine community engagement event on  Thursday, October 28, 2021. This open-house, drop-in event will be held 4-7 p.m. at  Suttree Landing Park Pavilion, 1820 Foggy Bottom Street, Knoxville, weather permitting. All residents are asked to RSVP at knoxville-652toyou.eventbrite.com. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Residents are invited to drop in and share their ideas about how Knoxville’s riverfront can be improved in the future to increase equitable public access to river spaces and experiences,  improve river health and resource stewardship, and promote entrepreneurship and economic development for the city and region. The event is hosted by members of Knoxville’s Tennessee  RiverTowns Program leadership team and facilitated by Tennessee RiverLine representatives.  Residents can share feedback and ideas through interactive activities and discussions. Kayaks will be available for attendees to experience the Tennessee RiverLine.

Residents who are unable to attend this event are encouraged to share their input about  Knoxville’s riverfront through the Tennessee RiverLine’s online survey at  tnriverline.org/rivergauge.

Following the event, ideas and feedback will be shared with Knoxville’s Tennessee RiverTowns leadership team and will guide the next steps to enhance access to river spaces and experiences for residents and visitors.

Knoxville is one of 15 communities that enrolled in the Tennessee RiverLine’s Tennessee  RiverTowns Program in October 2021. The program is a three-stage initiative that facilitates collaboration among enrolled communities, partnering organizations and Tennessee RiverLine staff. Each community designates a team of volunteers to lead this collaboration locally.  Knoxville’s local leadership team includes representatives of the City of Knoxville Parks and  Recreation Department, Visit Knoxville, Legacy Parks Foundation, Ijams Nature Center, UT  Research Park at Cherokee Farm and River Sports Outfitters.

The Tennessee RiverLine is an initiative to create a continuous system of paddling, hiking and biking experiences along the Tennessee River’s 652-mile reach. With support from its principal partners, Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Tennessee  RiverLine engages river communities through a range of programs, events and opportunities in order to achieve this vision, including through the multi-year Tennessee RiverTowns program and community engagement events.

For more information about the Tennessee RiverTowns Program, visit tnriverline.org.