The city purchased 115 acres in the heart of the Northwest neighborhood to create this beautiful community space, and named it after Victor Ashe, former mayor of Knoxville, who is currently serving as US ambassador to Poland. Love him or hate him (and there are folks in both camps there), Ashe left the city a strong legacy of parks and a network of greenways that are still growing.
I decided to show you the very first thing I saw as I pulled into the parking lot. These young people came to the park to joust. Their swords and staffs are covered with foam rubber, so no one gets hurt. Here, like the Fellowship of the Ring, they are on the road to adventure.