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James Agee Park

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James Agee Park

331 James Agee Street

Knoxville, TN 37916

(Corner of Laurel Avenue and James Agee Street.)

About the project

The James Agee Park was added as a Knox County Master Gardener project in 2018 and gives Master Gardeners an opportunity to volunteer in historic Fort Sanders, located near the University of Tennessee campus. The park was established in 2003 to honor Knoxville native James Agee, a journalist, poet, film critic, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize recipient. Agee lived in Fort Sanders as a child in a home, now demolished, near the location of the park. During the years KCMG has been involved with the park, we have made several contributions. We added a prominent bed at the entry with blooming perennials throughout the summer and fall. We created a small pollinator bed and recently started a larger pollinator bed. Kousa dogwood trees donated by Trees Knoxville were added, and removal of invasive plants has been a regular part of our work. Agee park has a number of interesting plants and trees that we help maintain. We have added native Haas Halo hydrangeas and other perennial shade plants and maintain viburnum, beautyberry bushes and plants of interest. James Agee is a small park, but is a popular spot for UT students and Fort Sanders residents with dogs. 

 Volunteers meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month

from 9 a.m. to Noon.

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