Knox County is receiving a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for improvements to I.C. King Park in South Knoxville.

The improvements will be made in a newly-acquired 70-acre addition of the park. The county acquired the land adjoining the original I.C. King park last year.

The acquisition and grant are expected to help Knox County provide new park amenities, increase the park size to 219 acres and create a new entrance to the existing park land.

TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau will present Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett with a check for the grant on Wednesday. The check presentation will take place at 3:45 p.m. at the I.C. King Park addition off Maryville Pike.

Renderings of the proposed park layout and improvements will be on display at the check presentation.