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
July 22, 2019

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a FREE, 4- hour, family friendly canoe tour on Saturday, June 22, at 9:30 am. National Park Partners will sponsor an event where visitors will paddle the waters of Lookout Creek and the...

Dates vary between June 25, 2019 - July 23, 2019

Game playing isn’t just for kids! We offer a lot of family-friendly activities throughout the year, so we decided to create one just for adults! Kind of like adult swim time in the pool, that’s the theme of our Archers + Aces - Adults only Archery...

Dates vary between June 29, 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...

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,...

Dates vary between July 21, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Pack a picnic and bring the family to Greenway Farm City Park for an afternoon of activity and family fun! Outdoor Chattanooga will provide equipment for families to try archery or take a self-guided hike. Canoes can be rented for $25 (cash or check...

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 21, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga for this free, leisurely paced bicycle tour through Chickamauga Battlefield. National Park Service rangers provide recounts of the history of the battlefield during...