Dedication of Everly Brothers Park Aug. 7

Communications Director

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

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

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Dedication of Everly Brothers Park Aug. 7

Posted: 08/03/2015
Mayor Madeline Rogero, Councilman Duane Grieve, other members of City Council, members of the Bearden Council and representatives of the Legacy Parks Foundation will celebrate the establishment of Everly Brothers Park on Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Kingston Pike and Forest Park Boulevard. Parking for the event is available at Earth Fare and the back lot of Western Plaza.

City Council voted last month to name the small park in honor of Phil and Don Everly, who lived in Knoxville in the early 1950s while attending West High School. They went on to become internationally famous as rock ‘n’ roll pioneers, with their harmonies on hit songs like “Bye Bye Love” inspiring the Beatles and many other musicians.

The East Tennessee Community Design Center has created a concept plan for the park, and Bearden Council is leading efforts to raise funds to complete the landscaping and features, including benches, bicycle racks, an artistic centerpiece and memorial plaques - see image below or view in PDF format.

Everly Brothers Park

For more information, see www.everlypark.org.