Welcome

The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation mission is to provide places, avenues and recreational opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, learn and engage in activities that promote health, well-being, community, and the environment. These opportunities are evolving with the ever growing needs of our area. Collegedale residents and visitors enjoy parks, greenways, playgrounds, outdoor recreation and leisure activities year round. Our natural surroundings create artistic beauty for all seasons. We are proud to be recognized as a Healthier Tennessee community. This recognition is part of the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. Only a few cities in the state have earned this designation. Join the Collegedale Inspires Healthy Living Facebook page to stay up to date on health and wellness resources as part of this statewide initiative. Be sure to visit “Backyard Tourist” and make plans to go on a new adventure, try something new, and go play.

Things to do

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JUL

Senior Stretch

Stretch your muscles; body & mind! Walking, guest speakers, projects, games, and other activities are samples of the 55+ social gatherings each Friday.

East Community Room Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/20/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




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JUL

Pickleball Beginner Clinic

Have you always wanted to play pickleball and not known how to get started? This clinic is designed for new players. It will cover basic rules of the game and equipment. Participants are encouraged to bring their own paddle; however, paddles will be available. Due to limited availability of equipment and courts, registration is required. Each clinic is limited to 8 participants. Clinic dates include July 14 (8-9:30AM), July 17 (7-8:30PM), and July 24 (8-9:30AM). For registration please call Collegedale Parks and Recreation at 423-468-1971.

Imagination Station Pickleball Courts
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/24/2018 @ 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM




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JUL

Play Improv

Tuesdays in June and July children and kids at heart are welcome to join Parks & Rec staff in Play Improv at the Imagination Station Pavilion.

Imagination Station Pavilion
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/24/2018 @ 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM




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JUL

Bike Rentals in the Park

Rent a bicycle (for free!) for an afternoon ride and enjoy our cycle-friendly community or cruise the greenway. This summer program is a partnership with Collegedale Police Department's Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Grant of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. Kat Volzer is our Coordinator for the bike grant and is a wealth of information on biking in the Chattanooga area. Valid Driver's license or ID is required to check out a bike. Bike riding instruction is available for those who wish to learn how to ride a bicycle.

Imagination Station Pavilion
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/25/2018 @ 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM




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JUL

Collegedale Market

Artwork, jewelry, homemade items, fresh produce, local foods, music... the Collegedale Market has found a permanent home at The Commons every Wednesday evening.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/25/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




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JUL

Music in Nature

Our world is filled with sounds and music created by animals and even water. Have you ever gone outside and just listened? There are so many different sounds! Learn what makes music in your backyard, and discover how we can make music instruments from nature!

Collegedale Library
9318 Apison Pike Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

7/25/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




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JUL

Tomato Tasting

Ooltewah Nursery is known far and wide as the place to get something different and unusual. That includes tomatoes. In the spring, we normally carry 70+ different varieties of tomatoes. With so many choices, it can be hard to choose. It's even hard to choose at our weekly Ooltewah Farmers Market. Our farmers bring so many different ones! Join us at Ooltewah Farmers Market for a tomato tasting! It's a tomato lovers paradise! You get to sample the flavors of a wide variety of tomatoes in several different categories such as cherry tomatoes, sauce(paste) tomatoes, slicers, and beefstake. Experience the unique tastes, textures, shapes, and colors of the best tomatoes on the planet. Next time you will know which tomatoes to grow or to buy at the farmers market! We will give you a judging sheet, and you can decide for yourself which is your favorite! We will announce the taste test winners the following week in our weekly Ooltewah Farmers Market email (sign up on our profile page, or text OFM to 313131 or for Ooltewah Nursery, text ONLC to 313131). There is no charge to attend, but if possible, please bring 3-5 tomatoes (of the same kind) to share, and be sure to tell us the variety name. Our farmers will donate some, but this event will require a lot of 'maters of all types! So please help us out and share yours with everyone.

Ooltewah Farmers Market
5829 Ooltewah Ringgold Road Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

7/26/2018 @ 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM




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JUL

Full Moon Run

Everyone is invited for a thirty minute run under the full moon. All ability levels are welcome!

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/26/2018 @ 9:10 PM to 10:10 PM




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JUL

Senior Stretch

Stretch your muscles; body & mind! Walking, guest speakers, projects, games, and other activities are samples of the 55+ social gatherings each Friday.

East Community Room Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

7/27/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




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JUL

50th Anniversary Bike Parade

Decorate a bicycle and ride it in the 50th Anniversary parade. If you can ride a bike, you are welcome to participate. The route will begin at the commons and follow the Greenway through Imagination Station. The route will continue, on the Greenway, under Apison Pike to Veteran's Park and will then follow the same path back to The Commons. Registration and line-up will begin at 8am. Check out our Bike Rental Wednesdays during the summer at Imagination Station Pavilion.

The Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

7/28/2018 @ 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM




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AUG

Collegedale Market

Artwork, jewelry, homemade items, fresh produce, local foods, music... the Collegedale Market has found a permanent home at The Commons every Wednesday evening.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

8/1/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




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Senior Stretch: Retired, and Loving It!

Socialize and exercise each week with the Senior Stretch group. Each program includes stretching exercises and educational opportunities to stretch the mind as well. Watch for location changes this month. Our regular meeting room will house early voting activities.

Collegedale Municipal Building, East Community Room
4910 Swinyar Drive, P.O. Box 1880 Collegedale Tennessee 37315

8/3/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




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AUG

Family Picnic in the Park

Pack your blanket and picnic basket and settle in for a fun night of music, family bingo, and a movie. The City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation will be hosting family bingo at 6:30. Bingo will be followed by a musical performance from the bucket drummers, Funkabuckets. At 9, the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation and Kelly Suburaru will sponsor the monthly family movie. Disney's "Coco" will be played under The Commons pavilion.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

8/4/2018 @ 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM




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The Commons Family Movie Nights

Movie night is the first Saturday of the month. Bring your blankets out to The Commons for family-friendly movies. Chairs are permitted; just allow front seating for those without. $5 donation per family.

The Commons Pavilion
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

8/4/2018 @ 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM




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AUG

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Sundays! Adults of all ages gather to compete in this great sport. Bring your own paddle and balls. 4 tables are set up for open play.

West Community Room Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

8/5/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM




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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program

What is this program about? Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with chronic disease. The program helps individuals take day-to-day responsibility for the care of their chronic condition. Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their condition and work effectively with their health care providers. Who can take part? Anyone living with a chronic condition (examples: asthma, COPD, arthritis, depression, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity and fibromyalgia). Family members, friends or caregivers of an individual with a chronic condition. 6-week program (6 sessions, 2 hours per session) The program is FREE Registration is required

East Community Room Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

8/9/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




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Table Tennis

Table Tennis Open Play

West Community Room Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

8/12/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM




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Movie Date Night

Date Night Movies are the second Tuesday of the month. Bring a blanket and some cushions to the Pavilion at The Commons and enjoy a great classic movie. Chairs are welcome; please keep the front viewing area open for those without chairs.

The Commons Pavilion
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

8/14/2018 @ 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM




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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program

What is this program about?  Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with chronic disease.  The program helps individuals take day-to-day responsibility for the care of their chronic condition.  Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their condition and work effectively with their health care providers. Who can take part?  Anyone living with a chronic condition (examples: asthma, COPD, arthritis, depression, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, obesity and fibromyalgia).  Family members, friends or caregivers of an individual with a chronic condition

East Community Room Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

8/16/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




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AUG

Melon Fest

(The festival will happen rain or shine. Tickets are not required. This is a free community event.) 4th Annual Melon Fest! Come and have yourself a mouth waterin', rind thumpin', seed spittin', lip smackin', juice running down your chin slice of summer! Tomatoes may be the king of summer, but a juicy sweet melon is surely summer's glory. We are celebrating melons of every shape and size! From watermelon, to cantaloupe, to honeydew, and more...we love every one! We will have a seed spitting contest (two categories: Adults or Kids), Melon themed music and line dancing. We will all learn to do "The Watermelon Crawl" together. Plus, lots of watermelon-themed items like watermelon baked goods, popsicles, fresh melon salsa, and Watermelon iced tea! There will be watermelon jelly and jams, too. You will see some types of melons that you've never heard of before, and more! Bring some friends and some wet wipes, because this will be a sticky sweet good time!

Ooltewah Farmers Market
5829 Ooltewah Ringgold Road Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

8/16/2018 @ 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM




Spotlight

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