(WBIR - Knoxville) The Sunsphere is Knoxville's most iconic landmark, and it sits in the middle of another popular attraction, World's Fair Park.
"The park has evolved into a really beautiful area," said Marianne Greene, who owns Foundry on the Fair Site, which sits on an acre of land inside the World's Fair Park.
Greene said she's seen some major improvements with the park over the past 20 years.
Today, World's Fair Park is filled with playgrounds, a water fountain, and a lot of land for people to enjoy. But now, a discussion among many direct stakeholders is beginning regarding how to make the World's Fair Park even better.
City of Knoxville's chief policy officer and deputy to the mayor, Bill Lyons, said no serious discussions regarding enhancing the World's Fair Park have taken place until Tuesday. Lyons said the conversation is only in the very early stages.
"At this first meeting we're just going to get the lay of the land, figuratively and literally we're going to get the lay of the land. What's there, what areas are there, and what constraints might be there?" explained Lyons.
Greene, who was among the dozen people participating in the talks, said overall she's pleased with the World's Fair Park. She said she only has one problem.
"I think that it's congested at times. When there are big functions going on parking becomes an issue," she said.
Lyons, co-chair of the World's Fair Park working group, said there's no timeline for the park discussions. He said if changes are proposed, public meetings will be held to get more input.