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Volunteer with Chattanooga City Parks 

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The Chattanooga Park Stewards Volunteer Program's mission is to significantly improve the environmental and aesthetic quality of our parks and greenways by organizing and promoting volunteerism and stewardship.

Volunteers are a valuable asset to the Parks Division - providing time, talent, and resources to help ensure the health of the park system. The Park Volunteers program also provides an opportunity to educate park visitors and citizens on the importance of stewardship of our parks. Park stewardship is key to guaranteeing that our parks, trails, and greenways will remain safe and clean and be enjoyed for years to come.

Example volunteer tasks include: 

  • Picking up litter, limbs, and debris.
  • Light landscaping, such as pulling weeds and adding mulch.
  • Cleaning and painting benches, picnic tables, and signs.
  • Removing vegetation on walking paths.
  • Reporting maintenance needs. 

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 Volunteer Work Days

Overlook Park Work Day - October 11, 2017 9am to 1pm

Join Chattanooga Parks and the Missionary Ridge Garden Club for a work day at Overlook Park, a small neighborhood park on Missionary Ridge. We'll work on clearing out some underbrush in the wooded area and spread pea gravel in the picnic area. Info and registration here: https://ihelpchattanooga.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=290670


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Make a Difference Day at St Elmo Park - Saturday, October 28, 2017 9am to 1pm

Join Chattanooga Parks and the Community Association of St Elmo on Make A Difference Day, a national volunteer service day that connects people with opportunities to serve, increases the strength of communities and promotes civic engagement. We'll gather at St Elmo Park for some beautification and maintenance tasks, including fence painting and playground upkeep. Info and registration: https://ihelpchattanooga.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=294894


Family Volunteer Day at Sterchi Farm Park and Trailhead – Saturday, November 18, 2017 9am to 2pm

Bring your family and come learn about the City of Chattanooga's Meet Me at the Park project - the Sterchi Farm Adventure Trail while lending a hand to help spruce up the park. Project include: mulching, litter pick-up, invasive plant removal, fence staining and landscaping. Info and registration: https://ihelpchattanooga.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=294934


Volunteer Opportunities

Chattanooga Parks volunteers assist with the upkeep of our parks through a variety of opportunities, from litter pick up to invasive species removal. Find one to suit your interests and skills!

Park Stewards
Assist with light maintenance activities and observe and report park condition.

Trail Stewards
Assist with light maintenance activities and observe and report trail conditions along our greenways, Stringers Ridge trails, or the TN Riverwalk.

Urban Eco Stewards
Assist with the upkeep and improvement of the environmental assets of the Chattanooga Parks system, such as rain gardens and natural areas

Lead Stewards
Support the Parks Outreach Coordinator by assisting with volunteer event days, outreach at community events, and park user customer service. Lead Stewards will need to first complete a year in the Park Steward, Trail Steward, or Eco Steward capacity and commit to 40 hrs per year.

Interested in one of these opportunities? Fill out the application form here:


Individual Application

   Individual Application Form 


      pen and paper         Group/Organization Application Form


Once your form is reviewed, you will be contacted regarding an orientation session.  

Contact: Anna Mathis at amathis@chattanooga.gov

Volunteer Stats

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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.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311



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