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Parks and Golf Courses Update Regarding COVID-19 - updated 1/12/2021

The City is taking precautions and implementing strategies recommended by the CDC to prevent the potential spread and to lessen the impact of the coronavirus on the Greater Chattanooga area. We are following the City's Operational Framework in determing which park amenitites are open and closed.  


  • Parks and trails for passive recreation
  • Picnic areas and picnic shelters
  • Dog parks 
  • Chattown Skatepark 
  • Athletic fields 
  • Basketball courts
  • Disc golf courses
  • Tennis courts 
  • Brown Acres and Brainerd Golf Courses
  • Restrooms
  • Playgrounds


  • Indoor facilities, except for restrooms. 
  • Coolidge Park Carousel
  • Water features, including drinking fountains. 

Per the Mayor’s statement, effective March 14, City of Chattanooga Parks reservations are suspended until further notice. 

Please remember to follow these guidelines and act responsibly when visiting parks and golf courses:

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  • Do not gather in large groups
  • Refrain from visiting if you are exhibiting symptoms or were recently exposed to COVID-19.
  • Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks, trails and golf courses.
  • Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • If you are unable to maintain social distance, especially due to crowded spaces, find an alternate location or time to visit.

Let’s all do our part to ensure that our parks, trails and golf courses are safe spaces for our community.

South Chickamauga Greenway Shallowford Rd Access:  Construction and Access 

Capture SmallDue to sidewalk updates along Shallowford Rd, the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway access on Shallowford will be temporarily closed beginning around June 15th.  Construction is estimated to take around 2 to 4 weeks, depending on weather. During this time, please use the parking lot on N Moore Rd for access to the greenway.  


South Chickamauga Creek Greenway - April 2020 Update

The Trust for Public Land and City of Chattanooga are partnering to construct the final, 3-mile section of the 12-mile greenway, which will connect the 275-acre Camp Jordan to the Tennessee Riverwalk. The greenway runs parallel to the creek through the middle of metropolitan Chattanooga (see map). The design of the greenway works around and highlights the natural beauty of the creek, providing elevated views of the water, landscape and topography, while minimizing impact to the environment. When complete, the greenway will provide access to educational, cultural, recreational, and economic resources. See the April 2020 Updates Sheet for more details. 


Public Notice: Walnut Street Bridge Renovation & Potential Coolidge Park Impacts

The City of Chattanooga - Department of Public Works in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Transportation is proposing to renovate the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge.  Please see this  PUBLIC NOTICE  for information on potential impacts to Coolidge Park.  Tentavely, construction is set to begin in Fall 2021, subject to change. 


Stringers Ridge Trail Closures

Due to a mudslide during storms in February of 2019, the following sections of Stringers Ridge are currently closed:

  • Cherokee Trail from Bell Ave trailhead to Baldydash
  • Valdeau Crossing Trail.
  • Bell Ave parking area.

The City encourages trail users to park at Spears Ave & enter trails from there. 

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