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.
Chester Frost County Park
2318 N. Gold Point Circle, Hixson
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
Lighted tennis courts, football field, five baseball fields, four soccer fields, picnic shelters.
4500 North Access Road, Chattanooga
North River Soccer Complex, disc golf course, concessions building, playground, restrooms, picnic pavilions, drinking fountains.
5051 Gann Store Road, Chattanooga
Clubhouse, nature trail, scenic views, tennis courts, dog park.
Shackleford Ridge Park
4447 Shackleford Ridge Road
Lighted baseball and soccer fields, three-mile woodland trail, pavilion.
Mountain Creek Park
1102 Mountain Creek Road, Chattanooga
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.
1 Broad St., Chattanooga
Restrooms, drinking fountains.
4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga
Boat ramps, fishing piers, meeting facility, picnic areas, public art, restrooms, walking and biking trail.
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
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
Park Place Park/Thomas Benton Park
1003 E. 10th St., Chattanooga
1200 Grove St.
Walking trail, playground, pavilion, recreation center with gym.
150 River St., Chattanooga
Antique carousel, pavilion, interactive play fountain, climbing wall, picnic areas.
North Shore adjacent to Coolidge Park, Chattanooga
Trails, picnic area, overlooks.
North Chattanooga Park
406 May St., Chattanooga
Ballfields, recreation center, indoor gym.
3400 Lupton Drive, Chattanooga
Picnic pavilions, shelters, a walking trail, tennis courts, boat ramp, four ballfields, tennis complex, handicap-accessible playground.
1000 Barton Ave.
Outdoor amphitheater, playground, two tennis courts, picnic tables, grills.
Hill City Park
18 Trewitt St., Chattanooga
Tennessee River beneath Veterans Bridge, Chattanooga
Enclosed shelter, picnic area, observation platform, boat dock.
Riverview Bird Sanctuary
1621 Riverview Road, Chattanooga
8011 Batter's Place, East Brainerd
Tennis courts, ballfields.
Benham Williams Park
405 Williams Drive, Brainerd
Playground, park pavilions.
1010 N. Moore Road, Chattanooga
Tennis courts, recreation center, indoor basketball court.
Standifer Gap Park
8327 Standifer Gap Road
Football field, baseball fields, sand volleyball court, eight lighted tennis courts, half-mile asphalt walking track, playground.
900 N. Sanctuary Road, Chattanooga
Visitor center, picnic area, field, four miles of hiking and walking trails.
$4 admission fee
Chattanooga Nature Center and Reflection Riding
400 Garden Road, Chattanooga
Animal exhibits, canoe rental and launch, boardwalk, hiking and horse trails, visitor center.
$8 admission fee
The end of East Brow Road, Lookout Mountain
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 Parkway, East Ridge
Picnic pavilion, 13 baseball fields, nine soccer fields, amphitheater, sand volleyball court, fishing pond, child play area, two-mile walking track.
1428 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga
Walking track, playground, picnic tables, bocce ball court, public art, dog park and natural settings.
2124 Shepherd Road, Chattanooga
Ballfield, outdoor pavilion with stage, outdoor volleyball court, playground, recreation center with reading center, computer lab, full-size gym.
5205 Tacoa Circle, Chattanooga
Walking trail, playground, pavilion
Summit of Softball
Apison Pike, Chattanooga
Softball and baseball complex with eight fields.
Apison Community Park
11206 Old East Brainerd Road
Picnic shelter, walking tracks, tennis/basketball court, dog park, horseshoe pit.
North Hamilton County
Bakewell Community Park
McCallie Ferry and Mount Tabor
Quarter-mile asphalt walking track, athletic field, restrooms.
Mowbray Community Park
1709 Mowbray Pike
Picnic shelters, restrooms, tennis courts, asphalt walking track, softball field, outdoor basketball court, playground, grills
11201 Meadowview Road
Outdoor basketball court, horseshoe pits, half-mile asphalt walking track, two softball fields, playground equipment.
North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness
Montlake Road, Soddy-Daisy
Swimming holes, eight miles of trails.
North end of Soddy-Daisy on Dayton Pike
Basketball court, playgrounds, walking track, clay horseshoe court, lighted ballfields.
9000 block of Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy
Walking track, pavilion, war memorial, gazebo, restrooms, lighted ballfields.
Scramble Alley Park
9835 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy
Wood climbing maze for kids, picnic tables, pavilion, restrooms.
11606 Holly Circle, Soddy-Daisy
Boat ramp, picnic tables, restrooms.
Enterprise South Nature Park
8015 Volkswagen Drive, Chattanooga
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
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
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.
4800 Swan Road, Chattanooga
Tennis courts, ballfields.
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.
Ben Miller Park
W. 40th St., Chattanooga
Community building, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, restrooms, picnic tables.
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
2613 Long St., Chattanooga
South Chattanooga Park
1151 W. 40th St., Chattanooga
Outdoor walking track, tennis courts, ballfields, full-size gym, indoor pool, dance studio.
1101 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga
Softball complex, pool, Spray & Play water park for kids, picnic tables.
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.
1305 Dodson Ave., Chattanooga
Playground, baseball fields, outdoor basketball court, tennis court, recreation center.
1312 Moss Drive, Chattanooga
Ballfields, recreation center.
Frances B. Wyatt Park
406 Colville St., Chattanooga
Ballfield, tennis court, playground, recreation center.
2610 E. Third St., Chattanooga
Tennis courts, recreation center.
1004 Crutchfield St., Chattanooga
Playground, pavilion, restrooms.
1609 Union Ave.
Picnic pavilions, walking trail.
Watkins Street Park
2403 E. 12th St., Chattanooga
Playground, picnic pavilion.
1141 E. 23rd St., Chattanooga
Six ballfields, concession stands, playground, and grassy areas.