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Youth & Family Development Centers



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Chattanooga Youth and Family is proud to offer 18 Youth and Family Development Centers, offering a variety of education, activities, rental space and more. Each center is listed below with a list of amenities, pictures, and schedule of ongoing activites for youth and adults. 

All Centers open Monday-Friday 11:30am-8pm and Saturday 10:30-6pm. Brainerd and South Chattanooga are open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 10:30-6pm. (Times may vary in the summer and during school breaks). 

PLEASE NOTE: Hixson Community Center is currently under renovations. Current hours of operations: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00am-12:00pm.

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City of Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Centers 

Avondale Center. 1305 Dodson Ave. (423) 697-1277

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Facility Features:

LEXIA Free Reading Program
Playground
Gym
Community Meeting Room
Computer Lab
2 Youth Baseball Fields
1 Adult Baseball Field
Indoor & Outdoor Basketball
2 Tennis Courts
Game Room
Full Kitchen   

Activities

2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities 

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Brainerd Center. 1010 North Moore Rd. (423) 643-6220

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Facility Features:

LEXIA FREE Reading Program
Full Size Gym

Computer Lab
Arts & Crafts Room
Reading Resource Center
Community Meeting Rooms
Indoor Pool
Dance Studio
Game Room
Fitness Room

11 Tennis Courts 

 

 

Activities

 2014 Fall Ongoing Activities

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 Carver Center. 600 Orchard Knob Ave. (423) 697-1280 

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Facility Features:

LEXIA Reading Program
Full Size Gym
Career Preparation Center
Carver-Bushtown Reading Center
Outdoor Pool
Game Room
Community Room
Full Kitchen
Outdoor Walking Track
Playground
2 Tennis Courts
1-Ballfield
Disc Golf Course 

Activities

 2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

 

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Cromwell Center.  3940 Camellia Drive. (423) 553-1580

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Facility Features

Full Size Gym
Meeting Rooms
After School Programs
Playground

Pictures/Schedule to Come..

 

 

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East Chattanooga Center. 2409 Dodson Ave. (423) 697-1281

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Facility Features:

LEXIA READING Program
Full Size Gym
Computer Lab
Game Room
Arts Room
Community Meeting Room
Stage
Full Kitchen
Softball Field
Playground 

 

Activities

2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

 

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Eastdale Center. 1312 Moss Dr. (423) 697-1289

Eastdale Resized

Facility Features:

LEXIA READING Program
Computer Lab
Full Size Gym
Community Meeting Room
Game Room
Fitness Room with weights
Reading Center
Ball fields  

 

 

Activities

2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

 

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East Lake Center. 3601 Dodds Ave. (423) 867-4498 

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Facility Features:

LEXIA READING Program
Gym
Game Room
Arts Room
Community Meeting Space
3 Ball fields
Playground
2 Tennis Courts  

 

 

Activities


2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities
  

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First Centenary Center. 403 Oak St. (423) 266-3345

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Facility Features:

Gym
Stage
Lexia Reading Computers
Kitchen

 

 

 

 

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Frances B. Wyatt Center. 406 Colville St. (423) 757-5443

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Facility Features:

Community Meeting Space
Full Size Gym
Playground
1 tennis court
1 Softball Field 

 

 

 

 

Activities

 

2014 Fall Gym Schedule-Seniors 

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 Glenwood Center. 2610 East 3rd St. (423) 697-1284

Glenwood Resized

Facility Features:

Lexia Computer Lab
Career Preparation Center
Full Size Gym
Community Meeting Room
Game Room
Neighborhood Reading Center
Cultural Arts Room
2 Tennis Courts 

 

 

Activities

 2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

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 Hixson Center. 5400 School Drive. (423) 490-9289

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Facility Features:

LEXIA FREE Reading Program
Large Gym
Senior room
Game room
Multipurpose room
Art room
Events & Activities 

Activities 2014 SPRING SCHEDULE! 

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John A. Patten Center. 3202 Kelley's Ferry Rd. (423) 825-5955 

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Facility Features:

Lexia Reading Program
Career Preparation Center
Full Size Gym
Fitness Room
Walking Path
Auditorium
Quilting Room
Dance Studio
Reading Center
Meeting Room
Game Room
Ball fields
Recycling Center

Activities

 

2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

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John A Patten Community Center
    

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North Chattanooga Center. 406 May St. (423) 757-5447

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Facility Features:

LEXIA Literacy Program
Full Size Gym
Community Meeting Space
Game Room
1-Ballfield.
Reading Room
Computer Room 

  

 

Activities

 

2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities 

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North Chattanooga Community Center
 

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Shepherd Center. 2124 Shepherd Rd. (423) 855-2697

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Facility Features:

Lexia Computer Reading Room
Full Size Gym
Computer Lab
Community Meeting Room
Stage
Full Kitchen
Fitness Room
Game Room
Arts and Crafts Room
Nature Trail/Walking trail
Disc Golf Course
Ball field/Playground
Rosetta Kirby Library
Activities


2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

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Shepherd Community Center    

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South Chattanooga Complex. 1151 West 40th St. (423) 643-6810

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Facility Features:

LEXIA Literacy Program
Indoor Pool
Full Size Gym
Computer Lab
Arts Center
Community Meeting Room
1-Ballfield
Outdoor Walking Track 

  


Activities

 
2014 Ongoing Activities

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Tyner  Center. 6900 Ty-Hi Drive. (423) 855-2664

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Facility Features:

Lexia Reading Program
Full Size Gym
Community Meeting Room/Dance Room
Full Kitchen
Game Room
6-softball fields
1-baseball field
1-soccer field 

 

 

Activities

 
Ongoing Activities

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 Washington Hills Center. 4628 Oakwood Dr. (423) 855-2679

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LEXIA Literacy Program
Computer Lab
Arts and Crafts Room
Full Size Gym
Large Community Meeting Room
Full Kitchen
Game Room
Football Field
Softball Field
Playground
Walking Track 

Activities
 2014 Winter/Spring Ongoing Activities

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Washington Hills Community Center  

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Westside Center. 1201 Poplar St. (423)-756-3541

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Facility Features:

LEXIA Literacy Program
Full Size Gym
Kitchen
Dance Room
Game Room
Park
Community Room
YMCA Partnership  

 

 

Activities

 

Ongoing Activities

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Prevention and Youth Development Teen Center.
(Next to South Chatt.) (423) 643-6800

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Facility Features:

Numerous Teen Programs
Recording Studio
Job Skills Training.
Grilling Classes
Internet Radio
Fitness
Confidence Building
Opportunities...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

 

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Administration
501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (map)
(423)643-6400

Lurone "Coach" Jennings
Administrator


 

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