Ijams Primal Playground Ribbon Cutting and Green Exercise Festival is Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m.

October 11th, 2019

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There will be more than one kick-off happening in Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 12!

Please join Ijams Nature Center for the grand opening of the Ijams Primal Playground with a ribbon cutting and Green Exercise Festival at Mead’s Quarry from 2-5 p.m. The first-of-its-kind green exercise space is a short walk from the main Quarry parking lot along Pink Marble Trail.

Come dressed to work out! You’ll have the chance to try the natural elements of the playground with assistance from Ijams volunteers after the ribbon cutting and short remarks. Local outdoor vendors and partners will also be there to promote the many other outdoor/green exercise options in Knoxville. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Ijams Primal Playground was made possible by The Siddiqi Charitable Foundation, Earthadelic, Legacy Parks Foundation, Knox County Parks & Recreation, City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation and countless volunteers.

It’s going to be a great day to celebrate outdoor movement and the wonder of East Tennessee’s natural areas, so we hope you can join us!

Ijams Primal Playground Ribbon Cutting and Green Exercise Festival
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m.

Mead’s Quarry / Pink Marble Trail at Ijams Nature Center
3518 Island Home Ave.
Knoxville, TN  37920


2 p.m.  Ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks

  • Amber Parker, Executive Director, Ijams Nature Center
  • Stephanie Welch, Council Member, 1st District, City of Knoxville
  • Mark Rice, Designer of Primal Playground

2:30-5 p.m.  Ijams Primal Playground opens. Volunteers will be available to assist community members in learning how to use the new exercise space. The following organizations will have information promoting other ways to be active outdoors:

  • Earthadelic
  • Knox Area Climbers
  • Knoxville Track Club
  • Legacy Parks Foundation
  • Navitat – Knoxville
  • River Sports Outfitters

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