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

19
DEC

Encore Kids Drama Club: Into to Drama

Do you need a little drama in your life? Collegedale Parks & Recreation is excited to offer children’s Intro to Drama (ages 8-13). Participants will be exposed to oral communication skills, vocal projection, theatrical movement, and stage presence. Registration will open November 1 and close December 13. Commitment to these dates is MANDITORY for registration. Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday, Jan 15 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, Jan 22 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, Jan 29 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 5 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 12 6-7:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 19 6-7:30pm, Thursday, Feb 21 6-8pm, Performance Date: Friday, Feb 22 Evening

Collegedale Municipal Building
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

12/19/2018 @ 1:00 AM to 11:59 PM




19
DEC

Oh Deer!

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Reindeer don’t only live in the North Pole with Santa, they also live in North America. Join the Parks & Recreation staff at Kids Club to learn more about reindeer!

Collegedale Library
9318 Apison Pike Ooltewah Tennessee 37363

12/19/2018 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




04
JAN

Senior Stretch: Retired and Loving It

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

City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive Collegedale TN 37315

1/4/2019 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




04
JAN

Fireside Chat

City of Collegedale Parks and Recreation Fireside Chat Storytelling Series kicks off January 4th at 7pm. The first Fridays in January, February and March bring entertainment and storytelling for all ages to Founders Hall at The Commons (located at 4950 Swinyar Drive). The line-up for the series: January 4th- Mike Gray and special guests, Jeffrey and Marcy Paulson will lead the audience on an “Appalachian Winter” exploration through story and song. Mike is producer and host of The River City Sessions radio show on NPR and historical storyteller of Appalachian life. Jeffrey is a Hamilton County educator, storyteller and musician and Marcy is a musician and award-winning singer. February 1st- Local students will share personal poems and stories. Young authors, Heather Marsh and Kassedy Whitener, from our area will speak on their journey to being published. Boston McClarty, a grade school student in Ooltewah and author of “Heroes Are Made”, will talk about his growing series of books that impact NICU babies. March 1st- Retired National Wildlife Ranger Kim DeLozier and author of "Bear in the Backseat" books will entertain us with stories from his experiences as a Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains. Jack Hanna (who spent his childhood in Knoxville!) wrote, “Kim DeLozier has seen just about everything when it comes to bear antics... [he shares] amazing stories… great pointers about how to safely view animals in the wild.”

Collegedale Commons
4950 Swinyar Drive Collegedale Tennessee 37315-1880

1/4/2019 @ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM




05
JAN

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

1/5/2019 @ 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM




08
JAN

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

1/8/2019 @ 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM




10
JAN

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

1/10/2019 @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM




11
JAN

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

1/11/2019 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




18
JAN

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

1/18/2019 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM




Spotlight

Collegedale is a great place for walking, hiking, running and biking. Check out these links.