Knoxville, Tenn. –  Senator Bob Corker will be the speaker at this year’s Legacy Luncheon for the Parks on November 5 at 11:30 a.m. at a unique location in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. This annual event brings together nearly 800 community and business leaders to celebrate and support the efforts and accomplishments of Legacy Parks Foundation.
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Senator Corker is the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee and an active member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Corker served as Mayor of Chattanooga from 2001-2005, and had previously been appointed Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration.
“We are excited to have Senator Corker join us for this event as he really understands the importance of an area’s quality of life,” said Carol Evans, Executive Director of Legacy Parks Foundation. While Mayor of Chattanooga, Corker oversaw a $120 million riverfront renovation project including an expansion of the Hunter Museum, an expansion of Chattanooga's River Walk, and worked to bring Volkswagen’s production facility to the city.
Legacy Parks Foundation, with other collaborative organizations, works to preserve open space, expand parks, and improve the overall quality of life and economic vitality of our community. Over the past five years Legacy Parks has raised more than $3 million, added 300 acres of parkland, and helped protect nearly 1,000 acres of forests and farmlands in east Tennessee. Funds raised through the Legacy Luncheon for the Parks allows this work to be done.
Sponsorships of the Legacy Luncheon for the Parks are limited and available now. Individual tables for 10 may be reserved for $1,000 and individual seats for $100. Reservations can be made online at or by phone at 865.525.2585.


Legacy Parks Foundation is an East Tennessee non-profit organization working to ensure that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and open spaces and that those assets exist for generations to come. We work collaboratively to preserve our area’s extraordinary natural resources and to expand parks, trails, and greenways.