Day 25: Coolidge Park – Chattanooga, TN

by Jeff

Named for Chattanoogan Charles H. Coolidge a World War II Medal of Honor recipient.

Coolidge Park 7 acres of fun on the North Shore

Coolidge Park 7 acres of fun on the North Shore - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

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.

North side of the Walnut Street Bridge at Coolidge Park

North side of the Walnut Street Bridge at Coolidge Park

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.

Fountain in Coolidge Park

Fountain in Coolidge Park - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

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.

Spread out at Coolidge Park

Spread out at Coolidge Park - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

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.

Carousel at the park

Carousel at the park

The Delta Queen now docked as a hotel at Coolidge Park provides another option for dining and lodging.

Carousel summer hours are: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission: .50 cents for children 12 and under and for Seniors ages 55 and over  $1.00 for adults

Coolidge Park in bloom

Coolidge Park in bloom

The fountain hours are 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 7 days a week.

Hot fun in the summer time...Pops in the Park!

Hot fun in the summer time...Pops in the Park! - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

Simple rules to keep the fountain safe include:

• No Pets
• 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


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Matilda Jane August 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

Carousel summer hours are: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission: .50 cents for children 12 and under and for Seniors ages 55 and over $1.00 for adults

We visited mid afternoon August 1, 2012 – carousel rides were $1 per ride regardless of age.

Cookston December 22, 2012 at 4:55 am

http://chatthub.com/coolidge-park/
Some short info on Coolidge pPark in Chattanooga. Gereat wor k her nice read.

tennessee virtual offices March 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
The words in your content seem to be running
off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.

The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon.

Many thanks

Stephanie Boyd April 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Why have they been charging $1.00 for all ages on the carousel when it says different on the website?

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