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Parks: What’s old will be new
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Sunday, March 27, 2011    |   
Sarah Moody passes through a tunnel of trees as she runs at the Tennessee Riverpark. The trailhead is at Ross’s Landing downtown. Staff File Photo by Tim Barber
Sarah Moody passes through a tunnel of trees as she runs at the Tennessee Riverpark. The trailhead is at Ross’s Landing downtown. Staff File Photo by Tim Barber

In 2010, work began to take one of the oldest settled areas in the region and turn it into the area’s newest national park. Crews began cutting back invading foreign plants and stabilizing the riverbanks around Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, a 755-acre knob of land formed by a bend in the Tennessee River just west of downtown. The bend was home to American Indian settlements as early as 10,000 years ago, and scientists still study it today for clues about its ancient residents. Supporters hope the park, now classified as part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, can stand alone as its own national park and join the slew of other parks in Hamilton County.

HIXSON

Chester Frost County Park

2318 N. Gold Point Circle, Hixson

423-842-0177

Picnic shelters, campsites, restrooms, tennis courts, sand beach, sand volleyball, swimming area, boat ramp, playground, fishing piers.

Middle Valley County Park

1900 E. Crabtree Road, Hixson

423-842-0177

Lighted tennis courts, football field, five baseball fields, four soccer fields, picnic shelters.

DuPont Park

4500 North Access Road, Chattanooga

North River Soccer Complex, disc golf course, concessions building, playground, restrooms, picnic pavilions, drinking fountains.

Greenway Farm

5051 Gann Store Road, Chattanooga

Clubhouse, nature trail, scenic views, tennis courts, dog park.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, RED BANK

Shackleford Ridge Park

4447 Shackleford Ridge Road

423-842-0177

Lighted baseball and soccer fields, three-mile woodland trail, pavilion.

Mountain Creek Park

1102 Mountain Creek Road, Chattanooga

Walking trail.

White Oak Park

Midvale Avenue E., Red Bank

423-877-1103 ext. 2

Playground, picnic pavilion, dog park.

Falling Water Falls Natural Recreation Area

423-886-4362 or 865-594-5601

136-acre natural area, 110 foot waterfall, cave, trail

Access on Forest Park Drive and Levi Road.

DOWNTOWN, SOUTHSIDE

Aquarium Plaza

1 Broad St., Chattanooga

Restrooms, drinking fountains.

Tennessee Riverpark

4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga

423-842-0177

Boat ramps, fishing piers, meeting facility, picnic areas, public art, restrooms, walking and biking trail.

Miller Park

910 Market St., Chattanooga

Benches, fountain and greenspace.

Ross’s Landing Park

Across from the Tennessee Aquarium

River pier, marina, natural amphitheater, playground.

Chattanooga Chew Chew Canine Park

1809 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga

Dog park.

Chattown Skatepark

1785 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga

Skatepark with ramps for roller bladers, skateboards and BMX bike riders, hockey rink with scoreboard, bleachers and pro shop, restrooms, pavilion and drinking fountain

Jefferson Street Park

1800 Jefferson St., Chattanooga

Playground, pavilion.

Park Place Park/Thomas Benton Park

1003 E. 10th St., Chattanooga

Playground, restrooms.

Westside Park

1200 Grove St.

Walking trail, playground, pavilion, recreation center with gym.

NORTH CHATTANOOGA

Coolidge Park

150 River St., Chattanooga

423-425-6311

Antique carousel, pavilion, interactive play fountain, climbing wall, picnic areas.

Renaissance Park

North Shore adjacent to Coolidge Park, Chattanooga

Trails, picnic area, overlooks.

North Chattanooga Park

406 May St., Chattanooga

Ballfields, recreation center, indoor gym.

Rivermont Park

3400 Lupton Drive, Chattanooga

Picnic pavilions, shelters, a walking trail, tennis courts, boat ramp, four ballfields, tennis complex, handicap-accessible playground.

Riverview Park

1000 Barton Ave.

Outdoor amphitheater, playground, two tennis courts, picnic tables, grills.

Hill City Park

18 Trewitt St., Chattanooga

Playground.

Maclellan Island

Tennessee River beneath Veterans Bridge, Chattanooga

423-892-1499

Enclosed shelter, picnic area, observation platform, boat dock.

Riverview Bird Sanctuary

1621 Riverview Road, Chattanooga

BRAINERD, EAST BRAINERD, EAST RIDGE

Batter’s Place

8011 Batter’s Place, East Brainerd

Tennis courts, ballfields.

Benham Williams Park

405 Williams Drive, Brainerd

Playground, park pavilions.

Brainerd Park

1010 N. Moore Road, Chattanooga

Tennis courts, recreation center, indoor basketball court.

Standifer Gap Park

8327 Standifer Gap Road

423-842-0177

Football field, baseball fields, sand volleyball court, eight lighted tennis courts, half-mile asphalt walking track, playground.

Audubon Acres

900 N. Sanctuary Road, Chattanooga

423-892-1499

Visitor center, picnic area, field, four miles of hiking and walking trails.

$4 admission fee

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN / LOOKOUT VALLEY

Chattanooga Nature Center and Reflection Riding

400 Garden Road, Chattanooga

423-821-1160

Animal exhibits, canoe rental and launch, boardwalk, hiking and horse trails, visitor center.

$8 admission fee

Point Park

The end of East Brow Road, Lookout Mountain

423-821-7786

Monuments, historical markers, trails, scenic views, visitor center.

$3 entry fee

Lookout Valley Park

370 Warren Place, Chattanooga

Playground, ballfields, restrooms and drinking fountains.

John A. Patten Park

3202 Kelly’s Ferry Road, Chattanooga

Ballfields, recreation center, playground area, walking trail.

Camp Jordan

Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge

423-490-0078

Picnic pavilion, 13 baseball fields, nine soccer fields, amphitheater, sand volleyball court, fishing pond, child play area, two-mile walking track.

Heritage Park

1428 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga

Walking track, playground, picnic tables, bocce ball court, public art, dog park and natural settings.

Shepherd Park

2124 Shepherd Road, Chattanooga

Ballfield, outdoor pavilion with stage, outdoor volleyball court, playground, recreation center with reading center, computer lab, full-size gym.

Tacoa Park

5205 Tacoa Circle, Chattanooga

Walking trail, playground, pavilion

OOLTEWAH, APISON, COLLEGEDALE

Summit of Softball

Apison Pike, Chattanooga

Softball and baseball complex with eight fields.

Apison Community Park

11206 Old East Brainerd Road

423-842-0177

Picnic shelter, walking tracks, tennis/basketball court, dog park, horseshoe pit.

North Hamilton County

Bakewell Community Park

McCallie Ferry and Mount Tabor

423-842-0177

Quarter-mile asphalt walking track, athletic field, restrooms.

Mowbray Community Park

1709 Mowbray Pike

423-842-0177

Picnic shelters, restrooms, tennis courts, asphalt walking track, softball field, outdoor basketball court, playground, grills

Meadowview Park

11201 Meadowview Road

423-842-0177

Outdoor basketball court, horseshoe pits, half-mile asphalt walking track, two softball fields, playground equipment.

SODDY-DAISY

North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness

Montlake Road, Soddy-Daisy

423-842-1163

Swimming holes, eight miles of trails.

Kids Park

North end of Soddy-Daisy on Dayton Pike

423-332-5323

Basketball court, playgrounds, walking track, clay horseshoe court, lighted ballfields.

Veterans Park

9000 block of Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy

423-332-5323

Walking track, pavilion, war memorial, gazebo, restrooms, lighted ballfields.

Scramble Alley Park

9835 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy

423-332-5323

Wood climbing maze for kids, picnic tables, pavilion, restrooms.

Holly Park

11606 Holly Circle, Soddy-Daisy

423-332-5323

Boat ramp, picnic tables, restrooms.

HIGHWAY 58, HARRISON, BONNIE OAKS, TYNER

Enterprise South Nature Park

8015 Volkswagen Drive, Chattanooga

423-893-3500

Historical exhibits, picnic areas, four miles of hiking trails, 10 miles of mountain bike trails, five miles of paved walking and bike roads, handicap-accessible trail.

Harrison Bay State Park

8411 Harrison Bay Road, Harrison

423-344-6214

Campsites, swimming pool, boat ramps, hiking and mountain bike trails, fishing, golf course, picnic area, volleyball, tennis courts, horseshoe pit.

Booker T. Washington State Park

5801 Champion Road, Chattanooga

423-894-4955

Boat ramps, swimming pool, playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoe pit, group lodge.

Lake Hills Park

4395 Bellview Ave., Chattanooga

Picnic tables, half-mile walking trail, park benches.

Lakeside Park

4800 Swan Road, Chattanooga

Tennis courts, ballfields.

Tyner Park

6900 Ty-Hi Drive, Chattanooga

Ball fields, recreation center with full-size gym, game room.

Washington Hills Park

4628 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga

Football field, softball field, playground, recreation center with full-size gym.

ALTON PARK, ST. ELMO, EAST LAKE

Ben Miller Park

W. 40th St., Chattanooga

706-821-0804

Community building, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, restrooms, picnic tables.

Caruthers Park

3300 Brannon Ave., Chattanooga

Shaded walking trail, playground, ball field, picnic area.

Church Street Park

3701 Church St., Chattanooga

Swing set, horseshoes.

East Lake Park

3108 E. 34th St., Chattanooga

Fishing pond, playground, tennis courts, picnic pavilion, amphitheater, senior adult building.

East Lake Recreation Complex

3610 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga

Ballfields, football field, playground, tennis courts, recreation center.

Harris Johnson Park

41 W. 28th St.

Picnic area, playground, walking trail.

Park City Park

2606 Cannon Ave., Chattanooga

Playground.

Pringle Park

2613 Long St., Chattanooga

Playground.

South Chattanooga Park

1151 W. 40th St., Chattanooga

Outdoor walking track, tennis courts, ballfields, full-size gym, indoor pool, dance studio.

EAST CHATTANOOGA

Warner Park

1101 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga

423-697-1385

Softball complex, pool, Spray & Play water park for kids, picnic tables.

Carver Park

600 N. Orchard Knob Ave., Chattanooga

Walking track, park benches, playground, ballfields, outdoor pools, disc golf course, recreation center.

East Chattanooga Park

2409 Dodson Ave., Chattanooga

Softball field, playground, recreation center, indoor basketball court.

Avondale Park

1305 Dodson Ave., Chattanooga

Playground, baseball fields, outdoor basketball court, tennis court, recreation center.

Eastdale Park

1312 Moss Drive, Chattanooga

Ballfields, recreation center.

Frances B. Wyatt Park

406 Colville St., Chattanooga

Ballfield, tennis court, playground, recreation center.

Glenwood Park

2610 E. Third St., Chattanooga

Tennis courts, recreation center.

Riverside Park

1004 Crutchfield St., Chattanooga

Playground, pavilion, restrooms.

Tatum Park

1609 Union Ave.

Picnic pavilions, walking trail.

Watkins Street Park

2403 E. 12th St., Chattanooga

Playground, picnic pavilion.

Montague Park

1141 E. 23rd St., Chattanooga

423-757-5478

Six ballfields, concession stands, playground, and grassy areas.