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Downtown Chattanooga's Coolidge Park: the Perfect Place for Horsing Around

Chattanooga Coolidge Park

Coolidge Park, located on Chattanooga's Northshore waterfront, has long been known as a place for "Horsing Around" in the city's downtown area.  Kids--of all ages--can be seen playing in the park's interactive water fountain, chasing each other across the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge (the world's largest pedestrian bridge) or taking a ride on the 100-year old, Dentzel carousel located in Coolidge Park.

Homes in Chattanooga located near Coolidge Park are just a quick walk to local art galleries, shopping and dining--not to mention venues for live concerts, festivals and special Downtown Chattanooga events.

Stunning Riverside Location

If you're considering relocating to Chattanooga, a beautiful view of the Tennessee River just naturally comes along as a part of the package. Coolidge Park is part of the Tennessee Riverwalk, a 15-mile public greenway running along the Tennessee River.  After an afternoon playing in the park or strolling along the Riverwalk, head to the more than 30 nearby restaurants and shops that surround the park.

Chattanooga Restaurants near Coolidge Park

If you asked our real estate agents which local restaurant to try first, you'd most likely get a different answer from each person.  Chattanooga has an eatery to tempt every taste bud and to satisfy every insatiable appetite.  Try River Street Deli, a New York-style deli found right here in Chattanooga for a Traditional Reuben or a Grilled ChattaGooey (you've got to try it to believe it). For the freshest seafood around, the Bluewater Grille is the perfect place in Chattanooga and to top off your meal, visit Milk & Honey for a homemade gelato, craft coffee or fresh fruit popsicles (these are made daily).

Coolidge Park Water Fountain

Not Just for the Kids

No one can resist--no matter what their age, the centerpiece of Coolidge Park--the Dentzel carousel.  Originally unveiled in 1894, the carousel was restored by local, master wood carver Bud Ellis and his team of craftspeople and volunteers.  52 hand-carved animals, a calliope band organ and beautiful gold leaf benches are a delightful experience for park visitors young and old.  When you move to Chattanooga, don't forget to reserve the Carousel for birthday parties or a family reunion.

In the summer, you'll likely hear squeals of delight from visiting children. A play fountain where whimsical stone horses, lions and sea turtles spout water is a great place to cool off under the hot Chattanooga sun. Nearby, a large grassy area is a great place for a pickup game of tag or a relaxing riverside picnic.

For those who want to enjoy their recreation on the water instead of next to it, Coolidge Park features a canoe and kayak launch. Bring your watercraft to head out on the river. Or, if you prefer a little less adventure, have dinner on the floating restaurant in the park. 

Coolidge Park is an oasis in the middle of Chattanooga's urban landscape. When you're ready to make the move to Chattanooga, contact Fletcher Bright Realty. Our team of REALTORS® will help you find your Chattanooga dream home.

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