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Bill Catron Overlook

Building a Legacy - One Brick at a Time

     The drawing on the right, supplied by the University of Tennessee School of Architecture, for the Bill Catron Overlook deck.   The deck will feature two levels, benches, informational panels and be wheelchair accessible.  This project is a collaborative effort between UT School of Architecture, several local corporate sponsors, the friends group and Panther Creek State Park's Manager, John LeCroy's efforts in obtaining a grant.  The Bill Catron Observation deck will be constructed at UT School of Architecture and then transported to the park for installation.  Click here to read/print an article written in the Knoxville New Sentinel about the project.

     This is the friends group's largest undertaking to date.  Supporters of the park are invited to purchase a brick (see above) which will be engraved with their own message.  The bricks will be displayed at several locations throughout the park and will help us to build this beautiful structure.  Brochures are available at the park office. If you would like to help us Build a Legacy - One Brick at a Time (click on the link, print and mail).  Thank you for your support!


Annual Fundraisers

    Each year the Friends group holds an annual fundraiser at the park.  We have had several Native Gardening Workshops, March for the Parks and Earth Day that have been very informative and a lot of fun! 







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