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
Outdoor Chattanooga Center
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Reception Capacity: 60
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...

April 6, 2019

Experience nature's boundless beauty and picturesque paint strokes on a wildflower walk in the Cherokee National Forest with Outdoor Chattanooga and Botanist/Ecologist Mark Pistrang. Enjoy a family-friendly trek on relatively flat terrain to view and...

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Monday until December 9, 2019

Learn how to ride a bicycle in as little as one class, or come see us to refresh your rusty skills. Through simple, bicycling drills, Outdoor Chattanooga's League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach you: -Balance, starting,...

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Monday until December 16, 2019

Learn the rules of the road and riding techniques to be a confident and predictable bike commuter. Free classes offered the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga's League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors will teach:...

Dates vary between September 14, 2019 - September 15, 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...

November 9, 2019 - November 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...