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Coolidge Park, Chattanooga

4.7
#5 of 16 in Parks in Chattanooga
With a large pedestrian bridge and views over the Tennessee River, Coolidge Park is a favorite of both locals and visitors. Visit military memorials, picnic on a lawn, or take a ride on the antique carousel at the park. If you are craving some exercise, you can try your hand at rock climbing or take an easy stroll down the Tennessee Riverwalk. The park is near the downtown area, so entertainment and dining are close by. Add Coolidge Park and other attractions to your Chattanooga trip itinerary using our Chattanooga online road trip planner .
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  • Just north of the downtown area on the north side of the river is a quaint and beautiful park. It is well maintained. This is where there is a launch area for canoes, kayaks and more. Besides a beauti...  more »
  • We took our kids to Coolidge park recently. I had lived in Chattanooga 10 years ago and knew there were some fun things to do there (the Walking Bridge and the Carousel). I was pleasantly surprised at...  more »
  • Verywellkept and clean. Kids enjoyed playing in the fountain. Lots of kids there but did not feel over crowded. Nice carousel but be sure to bring dry clothes - can't ride wet (even damp).  more »
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  • Coolidge Park is the energy center of Chattanooga. The beauty of the river, the bridges as well as this lovely open Park are amazing. Coolidge Park features a historic carousel along with lively events and a wonderful family atmosphere. This park is perfect for a stroll along the river, an absolutely beautiful walk across the historic walking bridge, watching a sunset or enjoying the city lights reflecting off the water in the evening. I highly recommend visiting Coolidge Park as well as visiting the wonderful Artisan and Eatery shops surrounding this area.
  • We love spending time at Coolidge Park. There is tons of green space to run, play ball, have a picnic, read... Whatever it is that you like to do. There are beautiful views of the bridges and of the river. You can see the aquarium and the Art District from the park. After playing we typically take the kids for a ride on the carousel then to lunch and shopping on the North Shore. They do have water fountains on during the summer for kids to cool off in, as well as public restrooms. No pets are allowed at Coolidge Park, but they are allowed at Renaissance Park.
  • This is one of the jewels Chattanooga is lucky to have. This is first place I think of going when the weather is nice and I’m wanting to go downtown. You can lay in the sun, play ball, go on the carousel, cross the bridge, or visit any of the awesome shops and restaurants that are close by. The views of the river and bluffs are what make me know I’m home.
  • Coolidge Park is Chattanooga 's proud jewel. Many people find friends in people they normally don't interact with. It brings the kid out of you and you are playing Ultimate Frisbee with a group of people. It's a beautiful and romantic picnic spot to bring your family.
  • Kids love it. It's the hugest wide open safe place for them to run and play. They can be loud or fall asleep while over looking the river. It's very peaceful and relaxing.

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