Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob in Holston River Park

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob in Holston River Park

Posted: 11/29/2012
Dr. Bob Overholt features Holston River Park and Greenway in the final of his 2012 "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" video series, a virtual tour and health guide to Knoxville parks.

"Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" is a joint effort to raise awareness about neighborhood parks and to address Tennessee's rising childhood obesity epidemic. The series is presented by the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, Knoxville Parks and Recreation, the Legacy Park Foundation's Outdoor Knoxville Center, and WBIR TV-10.

Holston River Park and Greenway are located in East Knoxville. There are three easily accessible fishing piers that make this park one of Knoxville's best fishing destinations. A canoe boat launch is also on the water for those looking to enjoy a nice day on the Holston River, which feeds into the Tennessee River.

The park possesses many options perfect for active exercise. A large multipurpose field, ample green space, and playground are all located in the center of the park.

For those looking to relax and indulge in the park's scenery, Holston River Park has two large picnic shelters, two gazebos, five small hip shelters and several park swings overlooking the river. Restrooms are conveniently located near the park's largest shelter.

Meandering through the 44-acre park, the Holston River Greenway totals two miles and includes a loop surrounding the soccer field. The greenway is a great place to walk, run, bike, skate, and roller-blade. The new off-leash PetSafe dog park with separate sections for large and small dogs was opened this summer.

PME Communications is producing the short "Get Out and Play" videos with Dr. Bob advising Knoxvillians on ways to stay active and healthy in our parks. The monthly videos are featured on the OutdoorKnoxville.com web site, in addition to airing on WBIR.

"Dr. Bob," as he is known to both patients and viewers, is host of the long-running Dr. Bob Show, which airs regionally on 10News2 and the East Tennessee PBS affiliate. He has been a member of the WBIR-TV family for more than 20 years, appearing twice each week on local news programs.

To view the official "Get Out and Play with Dr. Bob" videos, please visit www.outdoorknoxville.com.

For more information on City parks please visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/parks.

For more information on City greenways please visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/greenways.