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Chattanooga's First Outdoor Pickleball Courts coming in Spring! 

 

 

   

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TOP 6 WAYS TO STAY FIT WITH PARKS AND OUTDOORS. 

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CITY TO WAIVE ENTRANCE FEES FOR FITNESS CENTER, CHAMPIONS CLUB AND SELECT POOLS

 

   

 

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Chattanooga chooses renowed landscape architech to reimagine Montague Park. 

 

 

  

 

Winter WorkshopsGloomy weather got ya feeling down? Well we have AWESOME news: Winter Workshops are coming back in January 2023!! These free, classroom style clinics are intended to give you an opportunity to learn various outdoor skills during the winter months. This year, we are so excited to be able to host these workshops in person at the Outdoor Chattanooga Center! We will also include a virtual option for each clinic if you prefer viewing from your home. Participation is completely free and no experience required! Registration is recommended to guarantee a spot but not mandatory. Link below with more information and to register!

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Philp Grymes

On Friday, December 2nd, 2022 Outdoor Chattanooga and the Department of Parks and Outdoors were honored to dedicate the Outdoor Chattanooga building in Coolidge Park to the memory of the late Philip Grymes.
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An avid outdoorsman and inspirational leader, Philip served our city as the Director of Outdoor Chattanooga for nearly two decades. His passion for the outdoors, dedication to our community, infectious smile, and positive spirit will be forever missed.
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To honor his memory, the Outdoor Chattanooga building will henceforth be named the Philip Grymes Outdoor Chattanooga Center. Whether you were a friend, former colleague, or have felt the effects of Philip's powerful work, we encourage you to come by and visit the building.
May Philip’s legacy live on forever.

 


Park Mixer

We know you love your park. Many have asked! How can we help? One way is to become a Chattanooga Park Steward.
This will be a meet-and-greet informal gathering of staff and volunteers along with prospects for the new year. We want to recognize the impact of our stewards and share opportunities for more connection and deeper involvement with our parks and greenspaces.
Invited: You, your friends & your family & your neighbors
We will register new volunteers, share orientation dates and training opportunities, and prepare for a productive new year.
Make Park Stewardship your personal resolution this year!
Register here: https://timecounts.org/chaparks/opportunities/events
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.
For more information on becoming a Chattanooga Park Steward, visit chattanooga.gov/parks/volunteer

 

 

Notice of a Proposed Parkland Conversion and Associated Environmental Assessment
Review the Draft and Comment on proposed parkland conversion here. 

 

MAGIC OF LIGHTS COMING TO CHATTANOOGA DPO'S SUMMIT OF SOFTBALL! 
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MAGIC OF LIGHTS ILLUMINATES CHATTANOOGA’S SUMMIT OF SOFTBALL COMPLEX

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

For the first time, Chattanooga Department of Parks and Outdoors’s Summit of Softball Complex will host a dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience November 18 through January 1

 

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Southside Community Park ribbon cutting

March 26, 2022 - Residents and the community are invited to attend the Southside Community Park ribbon cutting on Saturday from 2 - 5 p.m. The Mayor will be on hand to sign a proclamation declaring the 10-minute-walk commitment, to ensure that everyone in our city has safe, easy access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

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St. Elmo Park ribbon cutting

March 10, 2022 - Residents of Chattanooga gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the BlueCross Healthy Place at St. Elmo Park. The new playground features include:

  • Challenge course
  • Fitness station
  • Accessible play areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12
  • Swing set
  • Community lawn

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Sterchi Farms Trailhead

March 2022 - The trailhead at Sterchi Farms along the South Chickamauga Greenway reopens this month after extensive reconstruction and improvements. 

 

 

 
Greenway Farm - Conference Center Renovation Construction

Spring 2022 - Construction for the new Greenway Farm Conference Center is nearing completion.  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 are reopened.  All other amenities 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 2022 Update

The Trust for Public Land and City of Chattanooga have partnered 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. The greenway provides access to educational, cultural, recreational, and economic resources. 

  

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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Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors
200 River St
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-7866
dpoinfo@chattanooga.gov

City of Chattanooga - Special Events
200 River St
Chattanooga, TN 37405
specialevents@chattanooga.gov

 

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