Parks for nature and play

Parks for nature and play

March 25th, 2012 in Chattanooganow2012

Enterprise South Nature Park, a 2,800-acre wooded area, includes paved walking and bicycle trails such as the Poe Run Path and more than 10 miles of mountain bike trails.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Enterprise South Nature Park opened to the public for the first time in December 2010, making it Hamilton County's newest park. The 2,800-acre wooded area includes paved walking and bicycle trails and more than 10 miles of mountain bike trails. The park was created when Volkswagen moved in next door to build its automobile factory. Part of the Enterprise South industrial park was then turned into the nature park.

Another new addition to area parks is the opening of the extension of South Chickamauga Greenway located off Harrison Pike. The 4.25-mile trail meanders along South Chickamauga Creek and offers great views from a long boardwalk.

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

Walking trail.

White Oak Park

Midvale Avenue, 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.

Restrooms, drinking fountains.

Tennessee Riverpark

4301 Amnicola Highway

423-842-0177

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

Miller Park

910 Market St.

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.

Dog park.

Chattown Skatepark

1801 Carter St.

423-757-2076

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.

Playground, pavilion.

Park Place Park/ Thomas Benton Park

1003 E. 10th St.

Playground, restrooms.

Westside Park

1200 Grove St.

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

NORTH CHATTANOOGA

Coolidge Park

150 River St.

423-425-6311

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

Renaissance Park

North Shore adjacent to Coolidge Park

Trails, picnic area, overlooks.

North Chattanooga Park

406 May St.

Ballfields, recreation center, indoor gym.

Rivermont Park

3400 Lupton Drive

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.

The Riverpoint Play Trail, part of the Tennessee Riverpark, offers play pockets with equipment inspired by a dragonfly, a butterfly, a bee, a spider and an ant. Access it from Curtain Pole Road off Amnicola Highway.

Photo by Staff Report/Times Free Press.

Hill City Park

18 Trewitt St.

Playground.

Maclellan Island

Tennessee River below Veterans Bridge

423-892-1499

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

Riverview Bird Sanctuary

1621 Riverview Road

Neighborhood green space.

BRAINERD, TYNER, EAST BRAINERD, EAST RIDGE

Enterprise South Nature Park

8015 Volkswagen Drive

423-893-3500

Picnic tables, welcome center, restrooms, walking trails, bicycle trails and mountain biking trails

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

Tennis courts, recreation center, indoor basketball court.

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.

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

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

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

Playground, ballfields, restrooms and drinking fountains.

John A. Patten Park

3202 Kelly's Ferry Road

Ballfields, recreation center, playground area, walking trail.

Heritage Park

1428 Jenkins Road

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

Shepherd Park

2124 Shepherd Road

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

Tacoa Park

5205 Tacoa Circle

Walking trail, playground, pavilion

OOLTEWAH, APISON, COLLEGEDALE

Summit of Softball

Apison Pike

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.

HIXSON, HARRISON, NORTH HAMILTON COUNTY

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.

DuPont Park

4500 North Access Road

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

Greenway Farm

5051 Gann Store Road

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

South Chickamauga Greenway

2900 Harrison Pike

Paved trail that runs for 4.25 miles along South Chickamauga Creek

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.

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.

Mark Giuliani and Denise Harrington play bocce at White Oak Park in Red Bank.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

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

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

423-894-4955

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

Lake Hills Park

4395 Bellview Ave.

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

Lakeside Park

4800 Swan Road

Tennis courts, ballfields.

Tyner Park

6900 Ty-Hi Drive

Ballfields, recreation center with full-size gym, game room.

Washington Hills Park

4628 Oakwood Drive

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

ALTON PARK, ST. ELMO, EAST LAKE

Ben Miller Park

W. 40th St.

706-821-0804

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

Caruthers Park

3300 Brannon Ave.

Shaded walking trail, playground, ballfield, picnic area.

Church Street Park

3701 Church St.

Swing set, horseshoes.

East Lake Park

3108 E. 34th St.

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

East Lake Recreation Complex

3610 Dodds Ave.

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.

Playground.

Pringle Park

2613 Long St.

Playground.

South Chattanooga Park

1151 W. 40th St.

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

EAST CHATTANOOGA

Warner Park

1101 McCallie Ave.

423-697-1385

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

Carver Park

600 N. Orchard Knob Ave.

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

East Chattanooga Park

2409 Dodson Ave.

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

Avondale Park

1305 Dodson Ave.

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

Eastdale Park

1312 Moss Drive

Ballfields, recreation center.

Frances B. Wyatt Park

406 Colville St.

Ballfield, tennis court, playground, recreation center.

Glenwood Park

2610 E. Third St.

Tennis courts, recreation center.

Riverside Park

1004 Crutchfield St.

Playground, pavilion, restrooms.

Tatum Park

1609 Union Ave.

Picnic pavilions, walking trail.

Watkins Street Park

2403 E. 12th St.

Playground, picnic pavilion.

Montague Park

1141 E. 23rd St.

423-757-5478

Six ballfields, concession stands, playground and grassy areas.