Greenway Ambassadors will promote local greenways and serve as a source of information for other greenway users.

Knoxville, Tenn. – With over 112 miles of greenways and soft-surface trails, it’s no surprise that some Knoxvillians consider themselves greenways enthusiasts.

The City of Knoxville is creating a program for those who love our local greenways to promote the use of greenways and serve as a friendly information resource for other greenways users.

The creation of the Greenways Ambassador Program was announced on Saturday April 2 at the 2022 Neighborhood Conference.

The program was developed by the Knoxville Greenways Commission with assistance from the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Greenway Ambassadors will be able to answer questions such as “How do I get off the greenway to reach a leisure center or a school?” or “What is the history of a particular landmark?”

Ambassadors will also pick up litter, promote proper greenway etiquette, report trail conditions, provide basic emergency assistance, and provide first aid if certified to do so.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete online training and spend at least one hour on a greenway at least four times a month.

Ambassadors can choose the green path of their choice and the times when they volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Greenway Ambassador, click here.

If you have questions about the program, email [email protected] or call 865-215-1720.