Big Crowd Helps Launch Everly Brothers Park

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Eric Vreeland
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Big Crowd Helps Launch Everly Brothers Park

Posted: 08/07/2015
More than 100 people turned out Friday evening for the dedication of Everly Brothers Park in Bearden. The festive event, with ice cream provided by Bearden Council and Earth Fare, helped launch a community fundraising effort to provide landscaping and commemorative displays at the pocket park along Kingston Pike to honor the pioneering rock'n'roll duo who spent their formative teenage years as students at West High School.

The park sits on a small piece of land that was acquired by the Tennessee Department of Transportation while it was rebuilding a bridge on Kingston Pike across a rail line. TDOT has provided the City with a longterm lease so the property can be used as a public park.

On the short program, Councilman Duane Grieve and Mayor Madeline Rogero were joined by Bearden Council representatives Terry Faulkner and Dennis Owen, as well as Carol Evans of the Legacy Parks Foundation. Legacy Parks is serving as fiscal agent on the project, collecting donations on behalf of Bearden Council. You can learn all about the project -- and donate online! -- at www.everlypark.org.

Check out this video from the event, courtesy of Community Television of Knoxville:


Everly Park Dedication from Community Television Knoxville on Vimeo.