Parks & Recreation
Welcome to Chattanooga Parks and Recreation!
What we do:
The Parks & Facilities Division maintains over 4,800 acres of parks, greenways and public green spaces throughout the city as well as the City's numerous softball fields, sports arenas, areas of public art, and the downtown waterfront on both sides of the Tennessee River. The City has close to 70 public parks, offers numerous programs and amenities at the city's 17 community recreation centers, 2 public golf courses, 5 public swimming pools, the Chattanooga Zoo, the Therapeutic Recreation Program, Chattanooga Fitness Center, the city's skatepark called "Chattown Skate Park", 3 off-leash dog parks, 20 local ballfields, and over 70 tennis courts.
Who we are:
This department is divided into four major divisions: Recreation Program Services, Parks Facilities and Maintenance, Outdoor Chattanooga, and the Golf Course Division. The Chattanooga Zoo is managed by the "Friends of the Zoo".
The Warner Park and Summit of Softball complexes and the Champions Club Tennis Complex have made Chattanooga a destination for national, regional, and local sports tournaments and leagues.
Available for ALL Abilities:
To insure that our programs and facilities are more inclusive and accessible for residents of 'all' abilities, the city has a Therapeutic Recreation Program. The Therapeutic Recreation Program provides a wide variety of activities that have been adapted to engage individuals with special needs and disabilities and serves as community partner with numerous rehabilitative and support services. You will be amazed at all the fun and exciting recreation, fitness, leisure, outdoor, sports, aquatics, and enrichment programs this department has to offer.
High Adventure Outdoors:
And, if you love the great outdoors click on Outdoor Chattanooga! This exciting division can connect you to paddling, hiking, biking, rock climbing, rowing, disc golf, and major events that feature this areas natural beauty.
The mission of the City of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department is to provide an excellent variety of leisure opportunities to enhance the individual's quality of life through exceptional programs in attractive, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities.
1102 South Watkins St
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Brian Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Public Art Chattanooga
1102 South Watkins St
Chattanooga, TN 37404 (map)
Phone: (423) 643-6886