‘Swing’ into fall with old-fashioned family fun at one of these four Chattanooga-area neighborhood playgrounds

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Many came out to play at Pioneer Frontier Playground in East Ridge. The playground, built in 1994, was recently renovated and made accessible to children with special needs.

The mention of parks in Chattanooga usually brings to mind Coolidge Park, arguably the city’s most well-known green space. The urban park’s scenic location along the banks of the Tennessee River has been the setting for events from concerts and art shows to canine agility contests.

But did you know there are more than 130 parks and recreation areas here? They include playgrounds, ball fields, golf courses, soccer complexes, walking trails, nature preserves, community parks, state parks and even a national military park.

If you’re searching for an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun on a playground, following is a look at four neighborhood playgrounds to help you get in the “swing” of things.

  photo  Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Many came out to play at Pioneer Frontier Playground in East Ridge.