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Chattanooga Park Stewards hosting Public Lands Day

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In honor of Public Lands Day, September 25, Chattanooga Park Stewards will host an environmental stewardship event. There will be opportunities to create park improvements, learn trail maintenance skills, and participate in plant management. Join Chattanooga Park Stewards, Reflection Riding, Southern Off Road Bicycle Association and Chattanooga Public Works for a day of stewardship, conservation work, and to learn more about the Park Stewards Program.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Name of Site/Public Land Area: Stringer's Ridge
Event Location:
1312 Spears Ave,
Chattanooga, TN 37405
United States

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Riverwalk Closure and Detour at Chestnut Trailhead

Please be Advised, TDOT is rebuilding a bridge over the Riverwalk which requires closure of a trail section near the Chestnut Street trailhead. There is a re-route during the anticipated 9 month closure. The image below shows the area impacted, the dashed red line is the detour route. Closure begins August 9 2021. Projected re-opening is in May 2022.

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Stringer's Ridge Overlook Temporary Closure

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The City of Chattanooga, along with the Trust for Public Land  are planning to replace the overlook deck at Stringer's Ridge. This may affect park visitors during construction. The project is set to take place from approximately August 9 – August 12, 2021.  To ensure everyone’s safety, hikers, visitors and bicycle riders should not attempt to use the overlook decking during construction. Avoid this area during the construction window. We apologize for any disruptions this may cause.


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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Outdoor Chattanooga
200 River St
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-6888

City of Chattanooga - Special Events
200 River St
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Photo by Phillip Stevens and Matt Lea