Looking for a place to relax while in Chattanooga, Tennessee or driving north or south on I-75? Checkout Coolidge Park.
It’s in the North Shore neighborhood where you’ll find lot’s of coffeehouses, boutiques and eateries. There is lot’s of open space to layout and chill in the park.
It sits right along the Tennessee River opposite downtown. So get some scenic photos or if you’ve got more time take to the river in a kayak or canoe.
Several bridges span the River, the most popular being Walnut Street Bridge. Built in 1890, in recent times it was turned into one of the largest pedestrian bridges in the world. It’s a quick and scenic walk between downtown and North Shore and to everything both have to offer.
More great views of the Tennessee River. You definitely want to have your camera on hand and ready.
Stay at the Delta Queen Hotel right on the Tennessee River along the park. It’s the last fully operational, overnight passenger steamboat in the United States. The steamboat has spent lots of time cruising the Mississippi River and has a rich history dating back to the 1920’s, when it ran between Sacramento and San Francisco, California. It docked in Chattanooga and was converted into a hotel in 2009. It’s a National Historic Landmark.
When walking along the park you’ll surely notice “Blue Boy Pull Toy #1”, the blue rhinoceros sitting on top of a pullable wagon. It’s one of many animal statues/sculptures in the park.
Coolidge Park is a popular tourist destination and a place where you’ll find concerts, movies-in-the-park, festivals, and special events throughout the year. There is a hand-carved carousel, pavilion and a fountain for kids to run around in.
Coolidge Park is definitely a park to checkout when in-and-around Chattanooga. What parks have you come across in your travels where you just like to chill and capture the views?