Once an abandoned shipping yard, Coolidge Park has carried the spirit of revitalization from downtown to the North Shore. The ... More
Once an abandoned shipping yard, Coolidge Park has carried the spirit of revitalization from downtown to the North Shore. The park features a century-old, hand-carved carousel. A large fountain with stone horses, lions and sea turtles sprays water to cool youngsters on hot summer afternoons. A large common area along the riverfront allows for games, picnics and relaxing afternoons. Two stages and a pavilion area offer space for weddings and other special events. Park admission is free. Fee to rent the stage or pavilion.
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Swingfest at Coolidge Park. Kick off your Labor Day weekend with an evening full of music and dancing as the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership presents Swingfest on Saturday, September 5, in Coolidge Park. The event begin at 5:30 pm with our very own Jeff Sandy teaching FREE swing dance lessons, followed by performances by some of Chattanooga’s largest swing orchestras, including the Uptown Big Band, the Swingtime Orchestra, and Sweet Georgia Sound. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket and enjoy the cross section of traditional and contemporary arrangements of jazz and swing, including the popular music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glen Miller. A wooden dance floor will be set up in front of the stage to encourage all attendees to demonstrate their love of swing dancing. A select number of food and drink vendors will be on site. Merchants on River Street will also be open for business.
The park is, of course, spectacularly beautiful...but...we can't find out if there is a "swing band" playing there tomorrow night (Sat. Sept. 5, 2009). In fact, I can't find a website at all. If anyone knows about the band playing tomorrow night, please post the info here on "Write a review" & I'll check back tomorrow. Thanks...
The carousel there is awesome, and kids and kids at heart love it, though maybe a little overpriced for one ride. The fountains are awesome, there unique, wonderful for kids to play around and run through. Paths around are nice for a sunny days walk in the park. the field is great for relaxing or playing frisbee. great view of the water. }
has the walking bridge next to it, for walks in the scenic part of chattanooga. and an ice cream parlor close by too. :D
loved the vintage carousel, and the water fountains that children could run through and play in. The walkways along the river, and the climbing wall on one of the piers of the Walnut Street Walking bridge were very interesting.
well i used to live in the chattanooga area and coolidge park is a great place to relax and enjoy yourself. if its riding bikes or just sitting and reading a book, its a great place to take a family and relax for the day. very family friendly!
After our long walk across the pedestrian bridge, we were bombarded by tons of other children at the interactive waterfall.
Great place, just too many kids running around and around. I was afraid they would knock my small children over.
Coolidge Park hands down is a definatley great place to go expecially on a sunny summer day. To me and my family its the small stores and places to eat that make that river front so exciting. My 15 yr. old loves the shops like all things groovy while the two 5yr. old twins love to play and eat. The Mudpie ties our family together funky art, kind people, good food.....what more can you ask for.......
Coolidge Park is a great place for children and adults alike. There's a large, grassy area for picnicing, sunning, playing frisbee and more. The children can enjoy a carrousel ride in a covered building. Teens have a great sidewalk path that goes around and through the park to ride a bike or rollerblade. Dog owners have plenty of space for their pets to walk leashed within walking distance of a dog gourmet store.
I can't wait to go back!
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