Knoxville leaders want to make it easier to find and enter Fort Dickerson Park
Knoxville leaders have unveiled a new plan to revamp the entrance to a south Knoxville park.
The city has put together a plan to extend the entrance to Fort Dickerson Park and re-align it so it meets with Woodlawn Pike. The entrance is currently just north of the intersection, and it's easy to miss.
The new intersection would include crosswalks and traffic signals. The plans also include giving the entrance a makeover that includes new landscaping.
City leaders hope the changes will make the park more accessible and encourage more people to visit.
"You have to know it's there now. There's one little sign, it's a very narrow, steep, driveway-looking thing. It looks like it could go up to a house or something. It does not look like a park entrance as it is now, and that makes it, it just kind of hides it from the public," said Jim Hagerman, the City of Knoxville Director of Engineering.
The city hopes to start construction in April. The project should take about 6 months to complete.