Named for Chattanoogan Charles H. Coolidge a World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
As part of the revitalization from downtown Chattanooga over to the North Shore (end of the bridge) Coolidge Park is a spot of tranquility in the midst of the hustle and bustle of activity in North Chattanooga.
Once an abandoned shipping yard, Coolidge Park features a century-old, hand-carved carousel and was named in honor of Chattanoogan Charles H. Coolidge a World War II Medal of Honor recipient.
Children enjoy running and playing in the fountain where horses, sea turtles and lions made of stone spray water daring the kids to get wet. The large grassy area begs you to get active with a frisbee or a game of touch rugby.
This large common area along the riverfront allows for games, picnics and school groups. Two stages and a pavilion area offer space for live music and other special events.
Walking across the Walnut Street Bridge from downtown the park flows underneath and to the left with the restored turn of the century carousel almost straight ahead and pavilion to the left of the carousel.
The Delta Queen now docked as a hotel at Coolidge Park provides another option for dining and lodging.
Admission: .50 cents for children 12 and under and for Seniors ages 55 and over $1.00 for adults
The fountain hours are 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 7 days a week.
Simple rules to keep the fountain safe include:
• No water balloons, water guns, or other toys allowed
• No skates, skateboards, scooters, or bicycles allowed
• Toddlers must wear swim diapers
• Footwear is recommended
• Never leave children unattended