When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Where: 3000 Fort Dickerson Road (intersection of Chapman Highway and Woodlawn Pike)
Who: Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council, City officials and representatives from the Aslan Foundation
Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council, City officials and representatives from the Aslan Foundation will cut the ribbon for the new Fort Dickerson Gateway, which serves as an eye-pleasing portal at Fort Dickerson Park’s Chapman Highway entrance.
The Aslan Foundation invested $1.65 million to purchase property (a former car repair shop) and to cover design and construction costs.
The new gateway includes a two-story stone veneer wall, 15-foot stone pillars framing the entrance, a grassy lawn surrounded by a circular stone seat wall, a covered KAT bus stop, and accessible sidewalks leading into the park.
The Fort Dickerson Gateway project complements the $1.4 million Fort Dickerson Road Realignment Project that the City completed last year, which gave the park’s Chapman Highway entrance a much-needed traffic light, crosswalks, accessible sidewalk upgrades, and an improved park entry road.
To attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Dickerson Gateway via Knoxville Area Transit, take the KAT Route 41 bus.