Stringers Ridge is a 92-acre urban wilderness park located in North Chattanooga. The ridge overlooks the Tennessee River and can be viewed clearly from the downtown waterfront. The result of a citizen based effort to preserve one of the last large natural areas within the City of Chattanooga limits, the park features easy to moderately technical multi use trails, a Civil War cannon placement and spectacular views of the city. The mountain bike trails range in difficulty from beginner, family friendly to intermediate level singletrack. The park can be accessed from three trailheads at Bell Avenue, Spears Avenue and Highridge Drive.
Main Terrain is located at the termination point of long abandoned rail lines. A 1.72 acre brownsfield tract has been transformed into a distinctive urban art and fitness park. Underlying the idea for the park is the act of bridging: bridging the physical space between the convention center and the burdgeoning renovated "main street"; bridging art, urban design, and exercise; and bridging various communities which surround the park. Additionally, it is the goal of the art to encourage people to move through the park, to use the track, to engage the exercise stations and physically interact with the sculpture by turning its wheel. Finally, the park serves as a sophisticated storm water retention and re-use area.
Coolidge Park: At North shore's waterfront, Coolidge Park features a beautifully restored 100-year-old carousel, a pavilion, an interactive play fountain, the Outdoor Chattanooga Center and lots of open space. It is a popular destination for concerts, festivals, fundraisers and special events.
Coolidge Park Carousel: The 1894 Dentzel carousel is a central feature in Coolidge Park. The antique carousel was restored by local master wood carver Bud Ellis and a devoted team of craftspeople and volunteers at his studio "Horsing Around" located near Chattanooga.The carousel provides a delightful old-fashioned experience with 52 hand carved animals, a calliope band organ, and ornate gold leaf benches. The carousel is also available for birthday parties and family reunions. For reservations and more information call the City's Call Center at 311 (For cell phones call 643-6311).
Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Walnut Street Bridge: A short walk across the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge allows visitors to enjoy parks and amenities on both sides of the Tennessee River. On the south side, the bridge is located between the Tennessee Aquarium and the Hunter Museum of American Art. On the north side, the bridge crosses over Coolidge Park and connects visitors to Coolidge Park, Renaissance Park and many shops, galleries, restaurants, and arts groups.
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Aquarium Plaza: This landscaped area is a part of the Tennessee Aquarium in Downtown Chattanooga. The plaza has an interactive system of wading pools and streams, elevated walkways with native plants, great river overlooks, and historic markings.
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Renaissance Park: Renaissance Park is a 23-acre urban wetlands park located on the north shore of the Tennessee River. Features include hilly overlooks, nature trails with native trees, wildflowers, river eco systems, wetlands area, outdoor pavilion, picnic area, public art, and marked areas of historical significance.
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Ross's Landing: Signature park located below the Tennessee Aquarium along the south shore of the Tennessee River. This popular recreational area features a natural amphitheatre, the river pier, Chattanooga Green, handicapped accessible playground, marina and walkways along the river.
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Tennessee Riverwalk: Continuous 10-mile path extends from the riverfront at Ross's Landing to the Tennessee Riverpark and Chickamauga Dam. The path is used for bicycling, in-line skating, walking, jogging and fitness pursuits. It also includes the Chattanooga Rowing Center and several canoe/kayak launches.
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Chattanooga Marina: MarineMax manages 2,800 linear feet of seawall, which is available for transient docking of small boats. It oversees two floating docks on the river: a 550' dock and a double-sided 280' dock. The marina sells fuel and gas and offers a pump-out station. A MarineMax dock master is available seven days a week during boating season to assist with reservations and docking.
Additional Parks and Open Spaces.
Alton Park-100 West 45th Street This newly-renovated park features a playground, swings, ball field and restrooms.
Avondale Park- 1305 Dodson Avenue - Park featuring a playground, 2 youth baseball fields, 1 adult baseball field, outdoor basketball court, tennis court, and a recreation center with computer lab, kitchen, indoor basketball court, game room, and multi-purpose room that can be used for community meetings. Click for Pictures.
Batter's Place - 8011 Batter's Place - East Brainerd park with tennis courts and ball fields. One of the City's recycling center is also located there. Click for Pictures.
Benham Williams Park- 405 Williams Drive - Neighborhood Park featuring a playground and park pavilions. Click for Pictures.
Boulevard Park Ultimate Frisbee Park-4701 Divine Avenue. This 8 acre park features a home to Ultimate Frisbee in Chattanooga! Click for Pictures.
Brainerd Park- 1010 North Moore Road- Park featuring tennis courts and a recreation center with indoor basketball court, computer lab, game room, indoor heated pool, Joe Johnson Reading Center, and community rooms. Click for Park Pictures.
Caruthers Park- 3300 Brannon Avenue - This 3-acre park off Rossville Blvd.has a shaded walking trail, playground, ball field, and picnic area.
Carver Park- 600 North Orchard Knob Street - Park featuring an outdoor walking track, park benches, playground, ball fields, outdoor pools, disc golf course, and a recreation center with computer lab, game room, reading center, kitchen, arts room, and community meeting room.
Chattanooga Chew Chew Canine Park-1785 Reggie White Boulevard. This one and a half acre park is an off leash dog park free to the public.
Church Street Park- 3701 Church Street- Park featuring swing set and horse shoes.
DuPont Park-4500 North Access Road - City Park featuring the North River Soccer Complex with four lighted soccer fields, concessions building, playground, restrooms, picnic pavilions, and drinking fountains. This public park also features Chattanooga's first Disc Golf Course which is free and open to the public..
East Chattanooga Park- 2409 Dodson Avenue- Park featuring softball field, playground, and recreation center with computer lab, kitchen, game room, indoor basketball court, arts room, restrooms, and community rooms.
Eastdale Park- 1312 Moss Drive- Park featuring ball fields and a recreation center with computer lab, game room, weight room/fitness center, indoor gym/basketball court, and restrooms.
Federick Park-916 W 38th Street. Open grassy area behind South Chattanooga library
Fort Negley Park-1704 Mitchell Avenue. This half acre lot features a playground and swings as well as a pavilion.
Frances B. Wyatt Park- 406 Colville Street- Park featuring ball field, tennis court, playground, and recreation center with indoor gym, game room, and restrooms
Glenwood Park- 2610 East Third Street- Park featuring tennis courts and a recreation center with computer lab, reading center, game room, indoor gym/basketball court, kitchen, arts room, restrooms, and meeting room.
Greenway Farm- 5051 Gann Store Road - Beautiful 180 acres park featuring a clubhouse with patio, nature trail along parts of the Chickamauga Creek, scenic views, tennis courts, green open space, and off leash dog park.
Harris Johnson Park- 41 West 28th Street - This five-acre park was built and donated to the city by Wheland Foundry. It has a picnic area, playground, and walking trail.
Heritage Park- 1428 Jenkins Road - 22-acre park featuring a walking track, playground, picnic tables, boccie ball court, public art, new off-leash dog park, and natural settings
Hill City Park- 18 Trewitt Street - Neighborhood park featuring a playground and drinking fountain
Hixson Community Center and Park-5401 School Drive. Set to open 2012
Jefferson Street Park- 1800 Jefferson Street - This once deserted and unmanaged space is now a beautiful open park featuring a playground complete with swings and a pavilion
John A. Patten Park- 3202 Kelley's Ferry Road - Park featuring ball fields and a recreation center with full size gym, weight room, the City's Pottery Studio, arts center, auditorium, quilting room, dance studio, community meeting rooms, game room, new playground area, walking trail and restrooms. City recycling center.
Lake Hills Park- 4395 Bellview Avenue - Once a neighborhood eyesore, this beautiful park opened to the Lake Hills Community in 2001. It is a passive park located in the Highway 58 area. Features include a 1/2 mile long walking trail, picnic tables, and park benches.
Lakeside Park- 4800 Swan Road - 8 acre neighborhood park with 4 tennis courts, 5 ball fields. Sorry no pets allowed.
Lookout Valley Park- 370 Warren Place - Neighborhood park featuring a playground, ball fields, restrooms and drinking fountains.
Miller Park- 910 Market Street - This center city park has undergone a renovation with new benches, lighting, and landscaping. It has a large fountain, grassy areas, a variety of plantings, and provides a pleasant outdoor space for downtown workers. Pets are permitted in this downtown park.
Montague Park-1151 East 23rd St. Currently Under Development, will soon house Rugby Fields and Sculpture Garden.
Mountain Creek Park- 1102 Mountain Creek Road - Neighborhood park with walking trail.
Murray Hills Park-4125 Melinda Drive. Two and a half acre green space with walking path.
North Chattanooga Park- 406 May Street - Park featuring ball fields and a recreation center with game room and indoor gym.
Overlook Park-1 South Crest Road. Small park on Historic Missionary Ridge. Little Parking.
Park City Park- 2606 Cannon Avenue - Neighborhood park with playground.
Patten Parkway- 1 Patten Parkway - Linear landscape in the downtown between Georgia Avenue and Lindsay Street
Park Place Park/Thomas Benton Park- 1003 East 10th Street - Neighborhood park featuring a playground, restrooms, and drinking fountain close to MLKing Boulevard
Perkins Park-860 Vine Street. Small vegetation area with gazebo
Phillips Park- 100 McCallie Avenue - Public art space at the corner of Georgia Avenue and McCallie Avenue in the downtown area.
Portland Park- 409 Signal Mountain Road - Passive open area at the corner of Signal Mountain and Suck Creek Roads with a pavilion and 9 hole disc golf.
Pringle Park- 2613 Long Street - Neighborhood Park featuring a playground.
Ridgedale Safewalk-1304 Buckley Street. This half acre stretch of land is a walking path in a grass median.
Rivermont Park- 3400 Lupton Drive - A 61-acre park just across the river from downtown which has picnic pavilions, shelters, a walking trail, tennis courts, a boat ramp, four ball fields, Champions Club Tennis Complex, and handicap-accessible playground.
Riverview Bird Sanctuary-1621 Riverview Road - This community-maintained park has a small walking path through an open wooded area.
Riverside Park- 1004 Crutchfield Street - Neighborhood Park featuring a playground, pavilion, restrooms, and drinking fountains
Riverview Park- 1000 Barton Avenue - Tucked into a 1.5 -acre setting and built in 1939, this park has been revitalized and improved in the last few years to include a new outdoor amphitheater, playground, two tennis courts, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and large grassy areas.
Roy Nelms Park- 1609 West 41st Street - Park Pavilion is featured at this neighborhood park
Shepherd Fitness Park and Disc Golf-2124 Shepherd Road. Park featuring a ball field, outdoor pavilion with stage, outdoor volleyball court, playground, and recreation center which includes the Rosetta Kirby Reading Center, Computer Lab, Full size gym, Community Center.
South Chattanooga Park- 1151 West 40th Street - Park featuring an outdoor walking track, tennis courts, ball fields, and recreation complex with an indoor pool, computer lab, full size gym, arts & crafts room, dance studio, game room, community meeting room, and home of Prevention and Youth Development Services
St. Elmo Park-4909 St Elmo Avenue. An acre and a half park featuring pavilion, walking path, playground and restrooms.
Stringer's Ridge- 1312 Spears Ave. Opened in 2013, this natural outdoor area has walking, hiking, and biking trails. Large outdoor art pieces are located throughout the park.
Sylvan Park-700 Franklin Street. This passive bird sanctuary is cleared of undergrowth to promote a healthy bird habitat
Tacoa Park-5205 Tacoa Circle. Two acre park featuring a walking trail, playground, and pavilion
Tyner/East Brainerd Park-6900 Ty-Hi Drive22 acre park featuring 8 ball fields.
Warner Park-Located between 3rd Street, Holtzclaw and McCallie Avenues featuring:
The Chattanooga Fitness Center-1254 E. 3rd Street- City's fitness facility with workout machines, weights, and full schedule of group exercise classes 423-697-1320
Softball Complex and Frost Stadium - 1101 McCallie Avenue- softball fields with modern amenities, concessions, and locations for local and regional tournaments.
Warner Park Pool and Splash Park - 1101 McCallie Avenue - an Olympic size outdoor pool open in the summer. New Spray & Play interactive water feature and splash pad.
Washington Hills Park-4620 Oakwood Drive. Park featuring a football field, softball field, playground, and recreation center with full size gym, game room, arts & crafts room, and community meeting rooms.
Watkins Street Park-2411 East 12th StreetNeighborhood park with playground and picnic pavilion.
Shelia M Jennings Westside Park-1200 Grove Street. Neighborhood park featuring a walking trail, playground, and pavilion. Sheila M. Jennings Recreation Center 1201 Poplar St.- gymnasium, dance center, kitchen, and meeting room. Partnership with YMCA and CHA.
North Chickamauga Greenway-5550 Tennessee Highway 58. North Chickamauga Creek Greenway is a linear park located adjacent to the locks of the Chickamauga Dam on Lake Resort Drive. It runs alongside the creek and wraps around the Greenway Farm. It offers a park area, picnic facilities, trail side benches, a canoe launch and restroom facilities.
South Chickamauga Greenway - Camp Jordan Trailhead-5051 Gann Store Road. From I-75 south, exit Ringgold Rd. (East Ridge) and turn east on Ringgold Rd. (U.S. 41/76). After crossing over I-75, turn left at the first traffic light (St. Thomas St.) and take an immediate left onto Camp Jordan Parkway. Trail head will be approx. .75 miles on the left. Rest Rooms are available at the Camp Jordan Arena. Rest rooms available.
South Chickamauga Greenway - Shallowford Trailhead-290 Greenway View Drive. From I-75 north or south, take Hwy. 153 north and exit Shallowford Rd. heading west. Trail head will be approx. 2 miles on the left. No public rest rooms.
South Chickamauga Greenway - Brainerd Trailhead-From I-75 south, exit Ringold Rd. (East Ridge) and turn west on Ringold Rd. (U.S. 41/76). After 1.7 miles, turn right on O'Brien Rd. After 1.2 miles, turn right on Brainerd Rd
South Chickamauga Greenway - Sterchi Farm Traihead- 3000 Harrison Pike. From Amnicola Hwy. east, going away from downtown Chattanooga, turn right on Access Rd., the traffic light immediately west of the Hwy. 153 interchange. Take the next right onto Old Harrison Pike. After approx. one mile, Old Harrison Pike will turn 90 degrees left to cross S. Chickamauga Creek. Sterchi Farm Park is immediately on the left after crossing the creek. No rest rooms.
South Chickamauga Greenway - Hawthorne Trailhead-From Amnicola Hwy. East, going away from downtown Chattanooga, turn right at Wisdom St., then left at Hawthorne. The trailhead will be approx. one mile on the right, where the street dead ends into the City of Chattanooga mulch yard. No rest rooms.
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To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.
Lee Norris, Administrator
Department of Public Works
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
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