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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SEP

Bee In The Know

Join the Parks & Recreation staff at the Collegedale Library and Learning Center's Kids Club this month to figure out all the buzz about bees. We will learn what plants attract bees, how pollination works, and how honey is made.

Collegedale Library
9318 Apison Pike Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

9/19/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




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SEP

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.

The Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

9/19/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




20
SEP

Family Fun Night!

Join us for a fun night of rope activities! Discover Chinese jump rope, explore ways to tie knots, and play jump rope games!

West Community Room, City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

9/20/2018 @ 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM




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SEP

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

9/21/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




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SEP

The Great Greenway Scavenger Hunt

Join us for an epic scavenger hunt along the Collegedale Greenway! Run, walk, bike, or even skate your way to checkpoints along the greenway. Each checkpoint is worth a ticket that you enter for raffle prizes! This is an event for the whole family, so bring your kids, their bikes, strollers, or bike trailers. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at the Imagination Station Pavilion. Hunt to begin at 2:30. Participants will have one hour and 15 minutes to collect as many checkpoints as they wish. All you need is a mode of transportation (running, walking, biking, skating, scootering are all acceptable. No motorized vehicles) and either a cell phone or a digital camera to take photos of the checkpoints with. Helmets must be worn on bikes, scooters, and skates for participants under 16 years of age. Kat Volzer, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, will provide a limited number of adult and child bicycles for use. Please arrive early to reserve a bike if you would like one.

Imagination Station Pavilion
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

9/23/2018 @ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM




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SEP

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

9/24/2018 @ 7:52 PM to 8:52 PM




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SEP

Collegedale Market

Opening weekend! This and the next three weekends kickoff the Collegedale Market season. Produce, fresh food, local artists, music, and gathering together with neighbors and making new friends. Plan an outdoor day with the kids and walk the greenway to the duck pond and play at Imagination Station after the Market.

The Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315

9/26/2018 @ 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM




28
SEP

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.

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

9/28/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




03
OCT

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

10/3/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM




04
OCT

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/4/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




05
OCT

Senior Stretch

Socialize and exercise each week with the Senior Stretch group. Each program includes stretching exercises and educational opportunities to stretch the mind as well.

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315

10/5/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




05
OCT

Take A Flight Back In Time On The Historic DC-3

For the second year, ride on a historic plane! This year experience the DC-3 "Flagship Detroit." Open house and flights done in conjunction with the EAA Chapter 150 Collegedale.

Collegedale Municipal Airport
5100 Bess Moore Rd Apison Tennessee 37302

10/5/2018 @ 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM




06
OCT

Take A Flight Back In Time On The Historic DC-3

For the second year, ride on a historic plane! This year experience the DC-3 "Flagship Detroit." Open house and flights done in conjunction with the EAA Chapter 150 Collegedale.

Collegedale Municipal Airport
5100 Bess Moore Rd Apison Tennessee 37302

10/6/2018 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM




06
OCT

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

10/6/2018 @ 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM




07
OCT

Collegedale Fall Color Run

Please join us as we celebrate Autumn with the 1st annual Collegedale Fall Color Run! Colllegedale Fall Color Run Sunday, 9:00 am October 7, 2018 at the Tucker Road Recreational Area (please look for the start/finish line) on the Collegedale Greenway, Collegedale, TN PLEASE SUPPLY YOUR OWN SHIRT FOR THE RUN AS THIS IS A FUNDRAISER (THANKS!) Distance: Just under 5k, participants can turn around earlier if they like. Cost $25.00 Proceeds to benefit a youth tour to New York, Spring 2019. Register at http://itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11396

Tucker Road Recreational Area
5201 Tucker Road Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

10/7/2018 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




07
OCT

Take A Flight Back In Time On The Historic DC-3

For the second year, ride on a historic plane! This year experience the DC-3 "Flagship Detroit." Open house and flights done in conjunction with the EAA Chapter 150 Collegedale.

Collegedale Municipal Airport
5100 Bess Moore Rd Apison Tennessee 37302

10/7/2018 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM




07
OCT

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

10/7/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM




07
OCT

National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Experience the joy of mountain biking on this kid friendly ride for ages 7+ (parents are welcome too). The program will begin with a short skills learning session and then we will hit the trails! A limited number of bikes will be available to rent. Helmets are required for all participants.

White Oak Mountain Biology Trials (Morningside Drive Trailhead)
4689 University Drive Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

10/7/2018 @ 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM




09
OCT

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

10/9/2018 @ 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM




11
OCT

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/11/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




11
OCT

Eco Outdoor Explorer

Come discover what it means to be an outdoor explorer! Learn about how different animals in your area affect the environment, and how you can help the world around you. This program is designed to educate children 5-10 years old on different aspects of ecology and environmental science in fun and hands on activities. Join us on the second Thursday of each month September thru March.

Nature Nook
5225 Tallant Road Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

10/11/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




12
OCT

Senior Stretch

Socialize and exercise each week with the Senior Stretch group. Each program includes stretching exercises and educational opportunities to stretch the mind as well.

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/12/2018 @ 9:00 PM to 10:10 PM




14
OCT

Quidditch Interest

We are looking for players ages 10-13 years old, referees ages 14-17 years old, and coaches 18 years or older interested in getting this great game started in Collegedale. If interested please call 423-468-1971

Collegedale
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/14/2018 @ 1:00 AM to 11:59 PM




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OCT

Migration

Join the Collegedale Parks and Recreation staff for the October Kids Club Outdoor Classroom. This month we will be learning about the different animals that migrate and the different reasons for migration.

Collegedale Library
9318 Apison Pike Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

10/17/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




18
OCT

Tai Chi

Participate in a free eight week Tai Chi class taught by a certified Tai Chi therapist from Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/18/2018 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




19
OCT

Senior Stretch

Socialize and exercise each week with the Senior Stretch group. Each program includes stretching exercises and educational opportunities to stretch the mind as well.

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

10/19/2018 @ 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM




Spotlight

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