(Information provided by Kathleen Gibi, City of Knoxville)
For his final look at Knoxville parks, Dr. Bob visited Holston River Park and Greenway in East Knoxville. The park has 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.
In addition to the fishing the park also offers: A large multipurpose field, ample green space, playground are all located in the center of the park. 2 large picnic shelters, 2 gazebos, five small shelters and several park swings overlooking the river. Restrooms are conveniently located near the park's largest shelter.
There is also a new off-leash PetSafe dog park with separate sections for large and small dogs was opened this summer.
"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.
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 and greenways, please visit www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation .