PORT was commissioned to develop a framework plan for 600-acres of forest overlooking the Tennessee River in South Knoxville. The territory includes underutilized assets such as three (Union) civil war defense fortifications; two naturally occurring lakes and a large quarry lake; a 200’ high bluff overlooking the University of Tennessee and Tennessee River below; as well a collection of informal trails that have emerged through the ad-hoc usage of the land. The project endeavors to preserve the land in this area of Knoxville for its environmental, recreational and cultural assets. The plan provides a framework for this activity by increasing accessibility to the territory through the establishment of a legible circulation network that connects the preserved territory back to the city at large. This network is punctuated by a series of collection areas, over-looks, and event spaces including swimming venues, outdoor classrooms, trails and trailheads, bridges, and a community amphitheater.