Urban Wilderness Gateway Park will transform the James White Parkway into a linear park and a gateway to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, a spectacular 1000-acre outdoor adventure area that includes over 50 miles of trails and greenways, a nature center, lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, five city parks, and a 500-acre wildlife area. The overall framework plan for the Urban Wilderness Gateway comprises three critical layers: access and community connections, continuous programming amenities, and program nodes and destinations. Access and connections define the points of entry into the park and consider improved connectivity between the park and existing neighborhood destinations to improve overall mobility in South Knoxville neighborhoods as well as across the Tennessee River. Continuous programming amenities are the elements that run the length of the corridor — trails, wayfinding, lighting, planting and ecology. Program nodes are the unique spaces and programming opportunities that punctuate the corridor.