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North Chickamauga Creek Temporary Closure

Chickamauga Creek CONSTRUCTION NOTICE1024 3The City of Chattanooga, along with federal partners and Thomas Brothers Construction, is planning to construct a stream bank stabilization project on Chickamauga Creek which will affect boat passage for a portion of the creek during construction. The project is set to take place from approximately May 15 – June 20, 2021 and will stretch approximately 400 feet along the south/east side of the streambank (See next page(s) for exact location). To ensure everyone’s safety, kayakers, canoers, and boaters should not attempt passage of this portion of the creek during construction. Anyone planning paddle or boat trips on the creek should avoid this area during the construction window or plan portaging around the area on the opposite side of the creek. Construction activities will include the felling of large trees, use of overhead cranes, large earth moving equipment, and placement of large boulders/rocks. We apologize for any disruptions this may cause to activities on the waterway.


Parks and Golf Courses Update Regarding COVID-19 - updated 5/11/2021

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. 

As of May 11, 2021, the Coolidge Park Fountain is now open.  The Coolidge Park Carousel will open on May 24, 2021. 

Reservations are now open forr all outdoor spaces. Walker Pavilion is now open for reservations. The Coolidge Park Carousel party room will open for reservations beginning June 1, 2021. Face masks will be required.  Due to renovations, the Greenway Farm Conference Center remains closed. See the Reservation page for more details. 

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

  • 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.

Sterchi Farm - Closed for Renovations

More park improvements are coming to Sterchi Farm!  For Phase 2, we are improving boat ramp access and adding some meadow areas around a grassy gathering area near the pavilion.  During this time, access to Sterchi Farm and the portion of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway between Harrison Pike and the boat ramp will be closed.  During this time, please visit other sections of the greenway, which you can find on this map


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Greenway Farm - Conference Center Renovation Construction

Construction for the new Greenway Farm Conference Center has begun.  During this time, we are asking the public to use the Gann Store Rd Entrance, instead of the Hamill Rd entrance.  The restrooms at the dog park will be closed, but port-a-johns will be available.  All other amenitites will remain accessible at the park, including the dog park.  Please pay attention around construction areas and equipment.  

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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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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.

Bill Payne, Administrator
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311


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