Construction on a new Knoxville city park is set to start in the next few weeks.
The 100 acre High Ground Park will be located on the south bank of the Tennessee River, in the area surrounding Fort Higley on Cherokee Trail.
When the park is finished, it will include exercise trails, a picnic area and a skyline view of downtown Knoxville.
The Aslan Foundation says it's working to make the park a little slice of the Smoky Mountains right near downtown Knoxville, while preserving its history.
"You feel like you're in the Smoky Mountains. It's dense woodlands, undisturbed. You hear a train whistle in the distance every once in a while, but you really feel like you're in the Smoky Mountains," said Bob Young of the Aslan Foundation.
Fort Higley was the stage for the 1863 Battle of Knoxville between Union and Confederate soldiers.
The Union soldiers held the high ground, forcing Confederate soldiers to retreat back south.
The park is expected to open this November.