Outdoor Chattanooga

  • 200 River Street
  • Chattanooga, TN 37405

Established in 2004, Outdoor Chattanooga is a unique division of the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic and Community Development. Our mission is to make outdoor recreation an attractive, healthy, and distinguishing lifestyle for Chattanooga’s residents and visitors, which, in turn, will maintain and enhance the value of the region’s resources, and help grow the region’s economy.

Our role is to connect you with Chattanooga’s outdoor scene! There’s so much to see and do in the Scenic City, that it can be a little overwhelming finding the right information on how to get outside and play. We’re here to help. Search our website by activity or location to find detailed information about the places to run, climb, paddle, hike, bike, and more, all within an hours drive of Chattanooga.

You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities that you can do on your own or with local outfitters and guide services. Or, check out our calendar of events for the special programs and events we offer throughout the year that are designed to introduce the public to a variety of outdoor activities and improve outdoor skills. You can also visit us at our LEED Gold certified facility in Coolidge Park, which contains two classrooms, a large central lobby with a traverse climbing wall and office space for our staff. Here you can pick up brochures and pick our brains about all the amazing outdoor spaces, places and activities that Chattanooga has to offer. The Bike Chattanooga station that sits in front of our building offers a car-free alternative and ‘wheelie’ fun way to see the City. 

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 200
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 120
Function Space
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Recurring weekly on Thursday until February 28, 2019

Free Winter Workshops Offered Indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga Outdoor Chattanooga's Winter Workshops are a series of classroom-based, outdoor education and skill-building workshops that cover a variety of outdoor topics. They are free and open to all...

Recurring weekly on Saturday

When? Chattanooga Tennessee has some of the best coffee out there, especially down Main Street. The Pints and Pedals Chattanooga Coffee Crawl will be every Saturday from 9 am to 11 am. If you love exploring local coffee shops and bakeries; then this...

Dates vary between January 19, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Learn how to play Disc Golf with Outdoor Chattanooga and the experts at Chattanooga Flying Disc Club on Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, February 2 from 1-3 PM at Portland Park. This free event is open to all ages and skill levels interested in...

Recurring weekly on Wednesday until March 27, 2019

Take aim at Outdoor Chattanooga's "Try Archery" class. This free indoor class offers a hands-on opportunity to learn more about the sport of archery. Concentrating on range safety rules and fundamentals of archery, the class is taught using the...

Dates vary between February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine...

Dates vary between February 10, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" REI is partnering with NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine...