About 350 kids gather at the East TN Discovery Center for the first-ever Cheer in the New Year celebration hosted by The Muse Knoxville

Knoxville has a new, very interactive playground. The Discovery Center unveiled a new play and exhibit area Tuesday called Imagination Playground.

The CarMax Foundation sponsored the playspace; it has reconfigurable loose parts for children to design their own playground.

The Discovery Center is receiving one of approximately 11 playgrounds dedicated across the United States.

The center also celebrated the new year at noon Tuesday as part of their family-friendly New Year's Eve event.

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